FISH (Friends In Service to Humanity) Food Pantry is a food bank that distributes from the Education Building of Newman UMC. Although not a direct ministry of Newman UMC, we are proud to support this worthy ministry as they provide food to the needy in our community. Many Newman UMC members volunteer their time at the food pantry.
FISH distribution times: Wednesday & Friday from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Please bring a photo ID. (enter via the ramp in the B street parking lot)
HIV Alliance was formed in Eugene, OR in 1994 to support individuals living with HIV/AIDS and prevent new HIV infections. Over the years, state funding towards HIV prevention has suffered severe cuts. To counteract this, non-profits, including HIV Alliance, have widened their service scopes despite the already limited budgets they operate under. This expansion of services includes education on HIV and HCV (Hepatitis C), behavioral health for current and new clients, and a variety of events to reach out to our communities.
Free HIV testing 1st and 3rd Thursdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm at Newman. (enter via the education/office building on B street)
For more information visit their website at: hivalliance.org
The Literacy Council for Josephine County is an all-volunteer, non-profit community service organization founded in 1986. They are dedicated to fostering adult literacy by providing tutoring in basic reading, writing, math, and English language skills in Josephine County, Oregon and neighboring areas of the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon.
For more information visit their website: https://literacyjoco.weebly.com
The Josephine County Social Justice Alliance is an all-volunteer coalition in Grants Pass committed to making Josephine County a place where all are welcome regardless of skin color, immigration status, religion, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or housing status.
JSJA meets in the Fellowship Hall at Newman on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm
Foundry Village is an upcoming transitional housing project in Grants Pass designed to meet the need of our housing insecure community. Residents are provided with wrap around social services designed to help get people back on their feet. This project will have 14 tiny homes in which people can stay for a short period of time while receiving services. The project will be administered by Rogue Retreat, which has a similar project in Medford.