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The Agapé Center for Service and Learning

Companionship Ministries

"By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:36


Coordinator: Allie Cacciola

Email: CompanionshipMinistries@messiah.edu



 


Sometimes the best service you can offer is time spent with someone else!  Through Companionship Ministries you can visit older adults at several retirement and care facilities in the area or join a team of women who visit a women's halfway house in Steelton.  Consistantly hanging out with someone who does not get many visitors can be the best service you can give!

 

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Companionship Ministries

Community Partners:


  • Bethany Village: This team visits with the residents of Bethany Village Retirement Center each week and helps lead a group activity in the hospitality room.
    Monday evenings from 6-8pm


  • Maplewood Assisted Living: This team visits with residents living in a memory support neighborhood of Maplewood Assisted Living each week to build friendships with the older adults.
    Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm


  • Messiah Village: This team forms one-on-one relationships with residents of Messiah Village and visits with the residents each week.
    Thursday evenings from 6-8pm

 

  • Amani Bead Project: Create jewelry with young women from Harrisburg schools once a week at the Harrisburg Institute.  Sale of jewelry provides care for children at New Life Homes in Kenya.
    Wednesday evenings from 6:15-9pm


  • Promise Place: This team builds relationships with women in a Christian halfway house. Promise Place has grown to meet the needs of paroled women who have no home, no job, and little or no help with their children and families. Student volunteers at Promise Place focus on building relationships and accountability through small group activities, including quality devotional and story time and prayer requests.
    Thursday evenings from 6-8pm