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Volunteer Opportunties

If you would be interested in volunteering in the Transitional Housing Program, please complete the following application:

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION


Upon completing the application form, please mail it to:

Acts 4 Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 3453
Martinsville, VA 24115

For more information, please call:
(276) 632-4231
(276) 728-1199

Transitional Housing Program Services

In 2014, Acts 4 Ministries, Inc. began providing shelter and goal oriented case management for single mothers and their dependent children in the City of Martinsville and Henry County, Virginia.

Local churches, businesses and individuals sponsor Residents through the provision of funds, food and various supplies to Acts 4 Ministries. Additionally, mentors and other volunteers are provided to walk alongside Residents during their stay in the program. The length of stay will be determined on a case by case basis.

Designated volunteers make personal contact on a continuous basis and attend scheduled outings with the designated Resident. Volunteers undergo criminal background checks and drug testing prior to providing any services as part of the program.

The ultimate goal of this program is to empower Residents to become self-sufficient by utilizing any/all of the following means: completion of their GED, college attendance, learning of a trade, employment opportunities or through home ownership.

Visitation from family members and friends of Residents participating in the program is not permitted in the residence. Security and Fire Alarm Monitoring is provided by a Department of Criminal Justice licensed company through a 24 hour central monitoring station. All Residents are drug tested prior to entering into the program and randomly during the course of their stay. Residents will attend local developmental programs, when feasible, in addition to on-site programming.

Applications for this program are considered without regard to race or religion. Acceptance will be based upon available space, appropriateness of services to meet the applicant’s needs and demonstrated commitment to self-development and the ability to participate in the program.
Transitional Housing Program Admission Criteria
Single mother age 18 or over
Maximum of 2 children
- 1 child if pregnant at the time of admission
No children over the age of 12
Expressed intention for:
- Home Ownership
- Continuing Education
- Employment
Drug and Alcohol Free
- All Residents shall agree to periodic & random drug testing
Potential Resident has not been convicted of a Barrier Crime as specified in § 32.1-162.9:1 of the Code of Virginia
Transitional Housing Program Admission Process

Once a referral has been received, potential Residents are referred to The Community Fellowship for an initial interview. Interviews are arranged by calling 276.647.8231 and are typically conducted Monday – Thursday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

If a potential Resident is recommended by The Community Fellowship, an intake assessment is conducted by a Case Manager. At this time, an intensive interview, a drug test and a criminal background check will be conducted if the Case Manager intends to recommend the potential Resident for the program. Additionally, the potential Resident will complete any and all applicable acknowledgements, waivers and releases.

If a potential Resident is recommended by the Case Manager, the Executive Director will make a final determination after a review of the information provided by the Case Manager.