Our Programs



Join Hands Ministry offers a wide range of Services and Assistance programs which include but not limited to:  

Primary Services (Internal Programs)

  • Guidance, "Where" to turn resources
         o Central Hub Resourcing
  • Advocacy Coordination
         o Giving a voice to the “least” of these.
  • Appliance & Furniture Resources
  • Clothing Resources
  • Counseling Referrals
  • Emergency Auto Fuel Assistance
  • Financial Planning
  • Limited Auto Maintenance Assistance
  • Limited Financial Assistance
  • Rental Assistance
  • Toiletries 
  • Utility Assistance
         o Electric Assistance
         o Heating Assistance
         o LiHeap Application
         o OnTrack Application
  • RX Assistance
    • Prescription Drugs
    • Durable Medical Equipment
    • Healthy RX Program

Christmas Holiday Network Program

Join Hands Ministry has coordinated the Christmas Holiday Network program within Perry County since Dec. 2000. This program is designed to help families in need by assisting with holiday gifts and extras for children ages 14 and under. 

 In 2019 through our Christmas program we/you, Perry County provided 841 kiddos from 423 families with a great Christmas morning.  It took 41 churches, 30 businesses, 20 civic groups and 136 families/individuals with 29 volunteers for a total of 616 volunteer hours

  • Application Opens on Wednesday, September 23, 2020
  • Application Closes on Saturday, October 31, 2020
    • PARENT/GUARDIAN, Online Application - click here to fill out form


  • SPONSOR a PECO Child or more, click here  to fill out form

Back 2 School Supplies Program

In 2019, 458 first to twelfth graders were given school supplies. Of that number 100+ received free hair cuts and 300 received a new pair of shoes. Join Hands Ministry back-2-school campaign invites the public to participate either by donating financially or by donating new backpacks and school supplies for those children in need.

  • Provide brand new backpacks and school supplies to low income children in time for the new school year. Alleviate a financial burden for the teachers, families, and other service entities.
  • Provide a student with all the tools they need to learn and have a successful learning experience.
  • Provide children with the experience of having something new and allowing them to be excited for the start of school.
  • To help these children look and feel more like their peers which increases self-esteem and helps to eliminate bullying and peer scrutiny.
  • Smiles. Our program now welcomes the children we serve to our building and are partnered with an adult who is a Join Hands volunteer, leader in the community. This connects the community with the children for a couple of minutes to discuss the supplies and their life. This is more work and service, yet, the community meets this need with a personal touch. This is the Perry County way. That volunteer shopper aids the child to choose the perfect backpack and school supplies sending them back to school with confidence.
  • Applications Open on July 8, 2020
  • Back 2 School Haircuts Aug 10 & 12
  • Back 2 School Supplies Pickup
    • Aug 12, 13, 14 (approximately)
  • Back 2 School Shoe Vouchers
    • Will be handed out when School Supplies is picked up.

Community Health Education

Community Health Education works to empower rural communities to conquer barriers that are specific to their communities.  This occurs, as our team and network (made up of staff, volunteers, supporters and partners) work to equip the Perry County communities to identify issues and mobilize resources to achieve positive, sustainable change.  The outcome is that lives and local communities are transformed as people come to work together to address their local needs.

  • Clergy Workshops
  • Housing Task Force
  • Perry County Summer Camp Scholarships
  • Perry County Summer VBS


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