We are called to serve today’s “widows and orphans in their distress” (James 1:27) by offering a safety net for women and children where we break the bondage of poverty, abuse and homelessness by responsibly sowing Godly love, compassion, and material resources. This is a hand up, not a hand out organization. We seek to address both the external issues of income and housing, as well as the root causes that have led to a family’s homelessness, in order to help single mothers become who they were created to be: productive members of the community. In addition, Alpha-Omega endeavors to honor the gifts and contributions of our senior residents while providing safe, affordable housing.

Housing for Homeless Women and Children

Transitional Housing for Single Mothers and Children – a 24-month program where the goal is to help single mothers and their children to have permanent housing supported by continuing education, stable employment, free counseling services with a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, encouragement from the faith-based community, and to connect them as members of the larger St. Augustine community in a holistic response to family homelessness. Single mothers are required to go to school part-time, either working toward their GED or Associates Degree

Permanent Supportive Housing for Senior Women – a low-income, safe housing program for senior women 60 and over. Residents receive supportive services from on-site case managers and counselors. The formerly displaced and homeless seniors find hope and a new calling in life when paired with young, single mothers and children. Seniors a

Community Outreach

Alpha-Omega Community Diaper Bank – Many parents have to choose between buying food or diapers. Alpha-Omega’s Community Diaper Bank provides free diapers, formula and baby food for families experiencing serious economic need. 7,280 diapers and wipes were given out last year alone.

Extended Families Program – a Christian foster family program for children of parents in crisis, usually single parents in need of in-patient addiction recovery, with the goal of reuniting families once the parent has had a chance to seek help and healing.

Shoes of Hope – a strategic outreach to low-income children and families in St. Johns County to provide 1,000 new back-to-school shoes and socks each year. Teams of volunteers wash the feet of each child, place new socks and shoes on the children’s feet, and share with them a message of encouragement: stay in school and hold onto your dreams because God has BIG plans for your life!

Alpha-Omega Thrift Store – Not only do proceeds from the thrift store fund Alpha-Omega’s housing programs, but homeless and poor families are referred to our agency for free vouchers and receive clothing, shoes, and furniture.