CCP Missions

Joint Urban Ministry Project – JUMP’s mission is to provide the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of people by providing spiritual care, advocacy, and direct assistance to meet basic needs.

Vermont Interfaith Action –VIA is a faith-based grassroots coalition that transforms ordinary people into empowered and engaged citizens. Our mission is to create solutions to systemic issues that prevent our most vulnerable citizens from enjoying the quality of life God intends for us all. CCP members are involved in four VIA issues: Racial Justice Economic Empowerment; Racial Justice Public Safety; Affordable Housing and Homelessness; and Corrections Reform.

Prisoner Release Clothing Project – This program was created to serve Northern Lights, a transitional home for selected women released from the Chittenden County Correctional Facility (CRCF); it provides support in the areas of work, life skills and treatment during a 9-month residential stay. CCP’s program provides new personal items (underwear, socks, pajamas, leggings) and access to thrift shops that provide other much-needed clothing. During COVID, this program has expanded to include a wider group of prisoners who have been released from the CRCF by providing gift cards to thrift shops to those in transition.

Restaurant Roundup – RRU is a program for restaurants that asks you to round up your bill to the nearest dollar and the money is donated to food charities. Members of CCP and Ohavi Zedek piloted this program at Leunig’s in 2018 and implemented it at The Spot and The Spot on the Dock in 2019. This program is on hold during COVID.

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light – VTIPL seeks to educate faith communities and individuals about the threat that climate change presents to Creation and Earth.

Open Door Clinic – ODC is a free health clinic for uninsured and under-insured adults in Addison County, Vermont. Our patients are our neighbors, friends, and family who work on and support the local farms, restaurants, and small businesses. We also serve Latin American migrant farm workers who comprise 60% of our total patient population and who face profound language and cultural barriers.

Here is a video about the Open Door Clinic outreach program: and info about a book of Migrant Stories which was compiled by Julia Doucet, RN from the Open Door Clinic.

Pride Parade – The annual Pride Parade celebrates and supports Vermont’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community of all ages, as well as educating and serving as a bridge to create alliances with each other and with the greater community.

Presbytery of Northern New England – PNNE brings Northern New England Presbyterians together for missions, trust, and support with the belief that we are “under obligation … to contribute by (our) prayers, gifts, and personal efforts to the extension of the Kingdom of Christ throughout the whole earth”.