Sadly, 2014 will be the last year of operation for The Ministries.
An Interfaith Community Ministry With 47 Years of Service to the Long Island Community.
"People Helping People"
The Ministries, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1967. Our ministry is dedicated to serving the needs of families, individuals, and children in Suffolk County regardless of religion, race, color, age, creed, or national origin. Our mission incorporates an understanding of the inherent value and potential of each human being. We demonstrate through our example people of diverse viewpoints can work together to build a future of promise and hope for everyone.
These are some of the local organizations that
have helped us out year after year
with food and monetary donations.
You can still help fight hunger on Long Island
Recent reductions in Food Stamp benefits have only
made things harder for your neighbors in need.
Your donations to The Ministries will help your neighbors get through the hard times. Here are some things you could do to help.
Run a food drive at your congregation, office, or school
Buy an extra bag of groceries the next time you shop
and drop it off at a local food pantry.
Use the food locator service at
the Long Island Cares web site to locate
food pantries in your area.
Organize a Food Stamp Challenge to help people understand how tough it can be
The Ministries was born in 1967 -- 45 years ago. We were first called The Nesconset Experimental Ministries. As our early name implied, our founders designed an experiment where churches, temples, and regular folks would work together to build a future of hope and promise for our less fortunate neighbors. Our mission then, as now, was to provide hope and sustenance to children, adults, and families in need right here in our Long Island community. Through the years, and through our partnership with local churches, temples, organizations, individuals, and you, we have been honored to provide caring and dignified services to more than half-a-million people. Throughout our year in Nesconset, more than a decade at the Smith Haven Mall, and our past 29 years in Coram, not only have we seen the experiment succeed, we have also been a model for many other interfaith ministries across the country.
In 2012, The Ministries…
- Provided services to 15,788
- Provided 71,235 meals to 7,915 hungry children, adults, and families
- Provided information and referral to
- Sheltered 41 homeless and runaway youth at Seabury Barn
- Provided summer camp experiences to 119 youth
- Provided counseling services to 268 youth and adults
- Provided clothing to 355 children and adults
- Provided holiday gifts and adopt-a-family services to 658 persons
- Provided school supplies to 180 children
- Provided Case Advocacy services to 950 persons
Proud of our past, we are
looking forward to our future. During this
coming year, our staff and volunteers will
continue to work to provide essential
services while our Board of Governors will
focus on increasing resources to support
our programming in this period of
diminishing government funds.