Our Affordable Housing and Community Programs serve the community serving the individual either directly though home ownership or through other Non-Profits organizing. Our Youth Program (IMPACT) introduce our youth to the concept and responsibility of community service
Since we started Square Foot ministry we have built over 60 new homes for low income families. These families are working and raising a family. Most families are single working woman with small children. Studies say that children that are raised in a decent and stable home are more likely to have better grades in school and graduate high school.
Due to the current housing market, they would never be able to afford to buy a home of their own.
Square Foot Ministry builds a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home of 1,100 sqft. We provide and hold a 0 % interest mortgage.
The families are required to work on the house with the volunteers, attend classes on homeownership
“There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore, I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.” Deut. 15:11
Every year, during the first week in June, SFM sponsors an event for middle-school and high school youth called IMPACT. This event provides an opportunity for youth from all over the county to participate in community service. We start with a kick-off celebration dinner on Tuesday evening, followed by a Christian guest speaker and a Christian band. Community service is performed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Friday, after the workday, we have a celebration event ending our days of service to others as an IMPACT group, but encouraging our youth to be aware of needs and opportunities to serve as they go forward. To volunteer as an adult leader, or to find more information on how your child or group can participate, go to our website – www.squarefootministry.org.
“In everything set them an example by doing what is good.”
Families or individuals in need of help can find the application on the SFM website Funds are raised within our varied churches, businesses, and communities and are used to build homes, wheelchair ramps, and make repairs for those in need.
“Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”
In addition to serving the needs of individuals and families, SFM has been involved in constructing several projects that enrich the community. These include:
Framing 40 Homes in Pass Christian, MS after Katrina
The Fayette Counseling Center
The Pregnancy Resource Center
The Compassion House in Griffin
Kyara’s Community Center in Griffin
Compassion House in Griffin
Agape House in Griffin
Fayette Thrift Shop
Cloths Less Traveled Thrift Shop