KIDZ MATTER - SETTING THEIR HEARTS FREE!
JGM At A Glance
The team has conducted monthly prison chapel services throughout the years besides various other programs, including Detention Centers, Drug Rehabilitations, Work Release Centers, Prison Hospice Facilities, Nursing Homes, Mental Health Hospitals for Teens, Churches, and Schools.
When first founding the ministry in 1975, there were only a handful of prison ministries; JGM met a great need here in Florida. JGM has taken in various volunteer groups that branched out into their very own prison ministries.
At this time, there is a significant crisis with at-risk youth in the nation and Florida. The data for Florida is staggering. In 2020 Florida ranked #35 out of the 50 states in child welfare! These children need us, all of us!
In 2018 we felt the need to commit 100% to work with the at-risk youth here in Florida. Reaching out to those under the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, those in Residential Facilities and those abandoned and have no family before they end up on a troubled road that could lead them to prison. Having been deeply involved in prison ministry, we don't want to see these kids end up there.
4,308,493 Florida KIDS
Florida Sheriff's Performing Child Protective Investigations Report of abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Total Florida Fiscal Year 2019-2020: 183,259
Foster Care Fiscal Year 2019:
Florida: 24,563 United States: 426,749
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice 2020/2021 Delinquency Profile Statewide Intake/Arrests: 31,612
Suicide rate for kids ages 10 to 14 nearly tripled in the last decade: CDC NCHS Data Brief - October 2019
You are the helper of the weak and the fatherless. Psalm 10:14
JGM - Forty Seven Years
As a Nonprofit, we are furthering our cause, and it is the most crucial goal of our organization. We seek to support, empower, and provide high-quality resources to our community in a safe and secure environment. As seen below, our success is not measured by wealth or profit margin but by our value to those we serve.
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We require a mission vehicle for the numerous facilities statewide. A cargo-passenger/van to carry food and donated items for the children, volunteers, equipment, and the necessary program supplies. We need insurance and operational funds to drive it. We have to rent this type of vehicle for these mission trips and would rather have the ministry put those funds in its cargo van. Since COVID, a mission representative contacted us about a local church selling their used small ministry bus. That would have worked great also, but we've not raised enough funds to date. The below thermometer will show our progress in reaching this worthy need. If you would like to help in this endeavor, please contact us or use the donate button here on the website. We are thankful for each dollar that you give.
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