441 Ministries is a Christian community development non-profit organization that exists to bring hope, healing, and holistic development to the underserved Beechwood neighborhood of Rochester. We accomplish this through focusing on four pillars: housing, economic development, youth & family ministries, and food access.
Our Housing programs consist of eight apartments that we maintain at high quality and provide at below-market rent.
Our Economic Development programs include New City Cafe & Roastery and the Beechwood Community Laundromat. New City Cafe opened in 2017 to create jobs for neighborhood youth and to create a great community gathering space. The cafe currently provides two full-time and two part-time jobs for teenagers and young adults in our neighborhood. 441 Ministries acquired the Beechwood Laundromat on Parsells Ave. in 2020 and we have been raising funds to restore it. We plan to reopen the laundromat in 2022 with brand new equipment and a comfortable seating area that will provide a necessary service to our neighborhood and create additional jobs for neighbors.
Our Youth & Family Ministries programs include Kids Club, Teen Club, Teen Mentoring, and Summer Meals. These programs focus on holistic development of youth and families in our community, including creating positive relationships between youth and each other and adults, sharing gospel truths, sharing healthy meals, playing games, and creating art.
Our Food Access programs include the Beechwood Community Garden and Foodlink's Curbside Market. The Beechwood Community Garden, on Parsells Ave., offers neighbors the opportunity to adopt a raised bed at no cost to grow their own fruits and vegetables. The garden also includes several raised beds that leave food available to anyone walking by. Foodlink's Curbside Market parks next to 441 every Thursday from 3-4pm and provides produce to our community which is otherwise a food swamp.
We focus on: Community Benefit and Economic Development, Religion
Where we are: Monroe
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