D.Y.M.O.I Ministry (DEVELOPING YOUNG MEN OF INTEGRITY)
CDC Youth Development "Youth Excellence"
Family Support Group
Founder: Dr. Milton R. Graham, Sr.
The Five Porches' Board of Leaders is made up of a group of educated, trained, and passionate believers who believe in the vision of "Reaching People, Helping People."
For more than 70 years, Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church has been able to help and feed thousands of people who are in need, and we aim to do it continuously for more years to come. We offer our assistance to people aged 12 to 70 years old. If you wish to seek our aid and support for your or someone else’s cause, please contact the church.
The Five Porches CDC Vision:
To resource all families in the Little Rock neighborhood and surrounding areas by providing effective, accessible services that are free of charge.
The Five Porches CDC Mission Statement:
To provide comprehensive community-wide services to children and families that will improve the quality of life. Seeking and teaching.
We currently serve the greater Little Rock area through our Raven Food Pantry and Clothes Closet. We receive referrals from the American Red Cross, Department of Human Services, TEA program participants, Division of Children and Family Services, as well as from our neighboring sister churches.
There are many children between the ages of 6 to 12 who come home from school without anyone being there for them. We also serve those who have been through several twelve-step programs with limited or no success and are still enslaved to addictive substances. Our SHADES Youth Excellence program is gearing up this year to target priority groups with ages 6 to 18.
We currently serve the homeless population through our Raven Food Pantry and Clothes Closet. We have had homeless care packs donated to us because of the people we serve. However, we can serve more by being able to purchase more personal help and care items.
We also serve the substance abusers and high-risk families through our Family Support Group Ministry, which meets weekly.
We currently go to the Pulaski County Detention Facility through our Prison and Jail Ministry every Sunday. We track promising ladies who are reentering the community after being released from incarceration and follow good counsel on steps that help keep them out of prison.
Additionally, those who are in need become eligible for a Five Porches Homestead Grant. It's currently funded solely through tithes and offerings given to the church.