Northwood partners with ministries and organizations with “hands-on” involvement and by providing financial support. Northwood’s “hands-on” mission work is reflected under the Missions “Local” and “International” tabs.
Listed below are Mission Partners supported financially by Northwood:
Alliance of International Reforestation (AIR) - AIR works with poor Guatemalan, Nicaraguan, and Honduran natives to teach agro-farming without the use of chemical pesticides while also restoring forestation. Mission trips, including several from Northwood, have helped the natives in tree planting and building stoves which conserve firewood. Health care is also provided. AIR helps children by providing funds for high school education. Northwood's TCI Class provides one such scholarship.
Bay Area Pregnancy Center – At the heart of Bay Area Pregnancy Center beats a message of love, and a commitment to emulate God's love by providing services that protect and enhance the lives of children, families and young people. They respect the confidentiality of each person and the sacredness of all human life. They provide care, counseling, clothing, food, and other services to all clients without prejudice, regardless of their circumstances or status.
Beth-El Farm Worker Ministry – This ministry helps farm workers achieve self-sufficiency through its open opportunities to worship, its extensive educational programs and the many services it provides to meet basic needs.
Cedarkirk Camp & Conference Center- Through the Presbytery of Tampa Bay, Northwood provides financial support to Cedarkirk. Cedarkirk is dedicated to providing a place for individuals and groups to have the opportunity for spiritual renewal and growth in a natural environment. At Cedarkirk, in a place and time apart from busy lives, people find a variety of ways to recharge and grow in God’s love.
Clearwater Free Clinic – The clinic provides problem oriented health care to low-income uninsured residents of upper Pinellas County by means of office visits, medications, lab work, x-rays, and specialty referrals. The Clinic, a volunteer driven non-profit, non-government medical facility, provides primary health care at no cost to those who do not qualify for government assistance and who cannot afford private medical care.
Counseling Ministry – Northwood provides referrals to Christian counseling services for those in need.
For Haiti with Love – This ministry is involved in doing the following: a food program providing nutritionally balanced meals to the hungry, providing formula for babies with no mothers or mothers without breast milk, a construction program that has completed churches, schools, marketplaces in six villages, over 50 homes for the homeless and a medical program providing 24-hour emergency medical care for the poor.
Foundation for International Missions (FFIM) – FFIM is a not-for-profit organization which exists to further the gospel of Jesus Christ by making a difference in the lives of others. They have built and support a medical and dental clinic in San Francisco de Orica, Honduras, which provides medical and dental care to 53 villages.
Homeless Emergency Project (Everybody's Tabernacle) –HEP provides veterans, homeless and very low-income individuals and families with housing, food, clothing and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.
Isaiah's Inn – The Mission of Isaiah’s Inn is to meet the short term needs for shelter, food and clothing of those less fortunate families who are motivated to become economically self-sufficient.
Missionary Support- Northwood provides financial support to missionaries serving in Mexico and Iraq.
Religious Community Services (RCS) – RCS in Pinellas County provides 1) a food bank which provides nutritious groceries to tens of thousands of individuals and families living throughout Pinellas County, 2) shelter for homeless families with children, 3) safety, support and education to anyone impacted by domestic violence and, 4) a well-stocked thrift store with sales benefitting all of RCS programs,
Suncoast Haven of Rest – The Suncoast Haven is a rescue mission committed to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ by ministering to the spiritual, physical, nutritional and educational needs of the poor, the underprivileged, the homeless and the hungry.
Thornwell Home for Children – Founded as a Presbyterian ministry in 1875, Thornwell Home for Children is a joyful Christian community, offering hope and wholeness to children and families. Its goals are to provide loving homes for abused, abandoned and neglected children, to offer an opportunity for healing by providing proper healthcare and mental health counseling for every Thornwell child and to offer Thornwell’s children hope for a successful future by providing educational support and teaching self-advocacy.