Gulf Coast Community Ministries
Monday, November 20, 2017

Ministries

 
 
Intake Procedures 
Individuals and families needing assistance must meet with a volunteer to establish eligibility for services.  Identification and proof of income for everyone in the home is required.  Ninety days of emergency assistance is available.  Further documentation after 90 days is required to establish ongoing need.
 
 
Food Pantry 
The food pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am.  We are currently only able to assist the first 50  Gulfport families.  As a member of the Twelve Baskets Food Bank, we are part of an effort to decrease hunger on the coast.  Many return each month for assistance due to disability, unemployment, or limited income to meet life’s basic needs. Eligibility is determined according to income and household size.
 
Free Clinic
The Free Clinic provides quality medical care to the uninsured on the Gulf Coast. It is the only one in existence in Gulfport.  Services are provided throughout the month.  The schedule is available by calling 228-868-1936, or emailing GCCM. We are a member of the National Association of Free Clinics. www.freeclinics.us  The Clinic was also deemed a Free Clinic under the Federal Tort Claims Act, which provides protection for volunteer physicians. (For more information, see link to Free Clinic on site)
 
 Emergency Assistance to the Homeless
There has been an increase in the homeless population on the coast since Hurricane Katrina. With no remaining shelters, the homeless are impacted by exposure to the elements. We offer emergency food bags, first aid, blankets, toiletry items, socks, caps, and sleeping bags. They can also receive free medical care. Gulf Coast Community Ministries is a member of the Open Doors Homeless Coalition.
 
Clothes Ministry
The Clothes Ministry is a part of our Homeless Outreach and is open each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m.  Donations of specific items are appreciated and can be delivered to GCCM Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 am.  
 
 
 We do not offer financial assistance of any sort.
We do not keep cash on hand nor do we have any narcotics.