For more than 20 years, Christ-Centered Ministries has provided supportive services and continues to work with community partners to see positive change in people, by helping them see the need to develop Christ-Centered lifestyles, rebuild family relationships, and strengthen life-skills that will aid them in their pursuit towards becoming productive citizens.
For more than 20 years, Christ-Centered Ministries (CCM) has provided supportive services and continues to work with community partners to see positive change in people, by helping them see the need to develop Christ-Centered lifestyles, rebuild family relationships, and strengthen life-skills that will aid them in their pursuit towards becoming productive citizens.
The mission of Christ-Centered Ministries is to develop partnerships with churches and para-church organizations. We will also develop housing projects and support programs to help individuals transition into mainstream society.
Christ-Centered Ministries (CCM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the indigent and homeless. Established in 1999, CCM is becoming one of the premier organizations providing long-term transitional housing and supportive services to men, women, and children leaving missions and recovery facilities. Throughout history, organizations have been established to provide services for the immediate needs of homeless people. While this is definitely needed, it is only part of the solution. CCM seeks to answer the question, “What happens when individuals leave recovery treatment centers?”
In partnering with missions and shelters, CCM bridges the gap between initial recovery and full restoration. We will not rest until more facilities have been built to house men, women, and children who need a safe haven to continue on their road to full restoration.
Our supportive programs encompass the following:
- Recovery: 12-step biblical supportive groups have been established within community churches to offer continued support to individuals dealing with various addictions.
- Health Care: Referral service will be provided to various health care facilities and physicians willing to give care to our clients on a volunteer basis.
- Education: A computerized learning lab offering everything from basic literacy training to preparing for high school proficiency exams.
- Re-unification: Some men and women who complete their recovery programs have children and they desire to be reunited with when they leave the recovery treatment programs. We will seek to provide support in this area by establishing daycare centers and after-school programs, as well as big brother/sister mentoring programs.
- Job Training/Placement: A vocational training program that will prepare individuals to re-enter the workforce. We’ve established partnerships with various placement agencies that will ensure employment for those completing their training.
Welcome to our corporate website. Since its’ inception in 1999, Christ-Centered Ministries (CCM) has recognized a need to bring transformation to our communities by demonstration of the gospel that includes a holistic approach. As a result, we seek to provide a ministry that recovers the mind, spirit, and body. We created this website to provide you and your family with easy access to resources and services that should help you in understanding your true God-given purpose.
CCM has a rich history of serving and meeting the needs of our communities. At CCM, we have a tradition of “bringing recovery to the world through God’s Word,” that produces transformed lives within communities. These results can only be achieved with experienced staff, supporting volunteers and community partners who provide and donate their compassionate services every day.
We thank you for your interest in Christ-Centered Ministries and wish that you prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers.
Troy F. Vaughn
President & CEO
Here at Christ-Centered Ministries, we are serious about surrounding ourselves with smart, experienced people who can help us grow our business, improve our processes and meet the need of our community. We seek to build and maintain a Board of Directors with a wide range of experiences, competencies, and perspectives. And we look for people who are passionate about our current strategies and can help us adapt them to our ever-changing demands and geographic and regulatory environments.
- Troy Vaughn – Chairman
- Darlene Vaughn – Finance
- William D. Jones – Secretary
- Emelda Latham – Director
- Michael Taylor – Director
Christ-Centered Ministries (CCM) believes all lives are worthy of restoration, and to this end, we offer integrated-health services, housing, and supportive services related to family reintegration where appropriate. CCM is committed to quality work and superior client service in all aspects of our business. We have established a standard of excellence in providing quality and value-added services to our clients, while constantly focusing on improvement.
It is the CCM employees that make the difference. Every person, in each position, makes a lasting contribution. We maintain professional attitudes and attention to detail are what allows us to achieve our mission. We value our employees, encourage them to make productive suggestions and want them to succeed at their jobs.
In our work culture, we believe that every staff member is endowed by our Creator with gifts and abilities that will contribute invaluably to the successes and profitability of our organization. Therefore, we strive to:
- Create teamwork and trust staff to do their jobs well;
- Create an environment where all members are recognized and respected for their contribution;
- Recognize employees as individuals and treat them with dignity and respect;
- Take pride in our work and our company;
- Remain flexible, adaptable and energetic;
- Take on new responsibilities and learn more about our jobs.
We employ Psychiatrists, LCSW’s, Behavioral Health Specialist, MSW’s, LVN’s, Case Managers, Support and Administration staff to support the nature of the business.
Christ-Centered Ministries (CCM) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CCM complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Human Resources – Christ-Centered Ministries
The CCM Food Pantry is one of the largest volume food pantries in the South Bay Area. Open every third Saturday of the month, the pantry provides emergency food to thousands of hungry children and adults annually. Volunteers from the community and Inglewood Community Church staff the pantry, purchase food and keep the facility stocked and clean. Each consumer receives a food bag containing one day’s allotment of food (three meals) for each person in the household. This service is offered to each consumer up to four times per year (three times plus one holiday). During the Thanksgiving holiday, food bags include turkeys as available.
CCM is proud to partner with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and other food rescue organizations. Food is picked-up from the Food Bank weekly with regular shipments of surplus and donated food (both fresh and non-perishable) and delivered to CCM for distribution through our Emergency Food Pantry.
Location: Inglewood Community Church, 742 N. LaBrea Ave, Inglewood CA 90302
Hours: Every third Saturday morning, 10:00 a.m. – 12noon
Parking: Located in the church parking lot.
In addition to its restoration and supportive service programs, Christ-Centered Ministries (CCM) seeks to provide continuous emergency services. CCM has provided the following emergency services to homeless men, women, and children.
1500+ men and women gave/rededicated their lives to Christ.
Housed over 1000+ individuals/families through referral services.
Provided meals, groceries and supplies to over 6000+ families.
Provided transportation services and tokens to 1600+
Provided counseling and mediation to 950+ individuals / families.
Donate Today… Our $20 for 20 Campaign
Though the U.S. is the wealthiest nation in the world, more than half a million Americans (564,708) were homeless last year. 15% of homeless Americans were chronically homeless in 2015, meaning they had been homeless for a year or longer. Imagine those who can’t support themselves due to mental disabilities, but when provided the proper care, support and ways to stabilize their illness can function as a normal citizen within our communities.
Christ-Centered Ministries (CCM), a non-profit organization has partnered with the Department of Health Services (DHS) to provide enriched treatment in a structured residential environment with intensive mental health support services to transition individuals into a stable community placement and prepares them for more independent community living.
Your generous donation of $20 or more, will go a long way to help this program and reduce homelessness in Los Angeles and beyond. You can make a real difference in the lives of the men, women, and community we serve. With your help, 20 men or women will sleep in their own beds, become well-nourished, improve their hygiene, put on new clothing, be provided services and support to get their lives back on track and be better off than the day before they came to the Restoration Reentry Residence.
What we need now, is you. Please use the contact form below for donation guidance and… Thank you!
Restoration Reentry Residence
CCM provides 20-bed facilities, that cover room and board, amenities for daily self-care, clothing from head to toe and a home environment that feels like modern living. To support the need, CCM is striving to provide 10 ICMS houses (RRR) by the end of 2018. CCM is well on its way to achieving this goal. as we will have opened 6 houses for Community Based Recovery in the Los Angeles County by the end of May 2018.
CCM has partnered with the Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) through their implemented criminal justice diversion program to help stabilized individuals (MIST) with mental and/or substance use disorders, including those who are homeless. Community based recovery (CBR) clinical services and supportive housing are core in meeting ODR client needs. Other supportive services includes family reunification, mentorship, cognitive behavioral therapy, support groups, legal services and restorative justice programming.
CCM serves three great meals, daily to our clients. Our clients indulge in exciting recipes prepared by our food services team and are encouraged to help with meal process from food preparation to setting the table and finally clean up so that these skills follow them when they are able to live on their own. The meals are well balanced and considers those that are in need of special diets, like diabetics and vegans.
Almost every client at CCM is homeless. They must start with the means to live and function all over again. Our team of case managers and benefits specialists help get them back on track. We help with obtaining, California IDs, Social Security cards, state birth certificates, Permanent Resident cards, General Relief, Cal-Fresh, SSI/SSDI, Medi-Cal, telephones, transportation, social activities, work, school or service referrals and low-income housing.
“We believe in giving. The needs are great for homeless individuals and even more so for those with a dual diagnosis. Our personal experiences, ensure that we identify with the cause and seek opportunities that require our help.”Donors - The Vaughns
742 N. La Brea Avenue
Inglewood, CA, 90302, USA