Community Ministries Project

Ken Austin, formerly the operations director at CGM, has transitioned over to lead our Community Ministries Projects. CRP works to partner with local churches and community groups to offer various outreach and assistance efforts to the entire Washington Park community. Our first foray into this is partnering with New Walk of Life Church in providing a community ministries house that offers a clothes closet, food bank, hot meals, and soon a place to shower and do laundry to families that need this.

This ministry helps make up many gaps and brings a measure of security and stability to the lives of some of our students while we focus on developmental and preventative efforts through programs and the network of relationships created at Common Ground Montgomery.

 
Staffers Tori Garnes and Ken Austin

Staffers Tori Garnes and Ken Austin

Ken also visits homes of the students enrolled in our programs to build a deeper relationship with the parents. His work of supporting, praying for, and acting on behalf of the families is very important. It serves both to help fill in some tough gaps the families are facing and helps advocate for the parents. He provides transportation and connection to networks to help with things like job searches, medical care, social services, and other organizations that can help these families.