About Us

Our Mission:

The Board Members and Administrative Officers of People To People Ministries believe that each person in our society has the need for adequate food, shelter, clothing, and basic health care.

We believe that in any society a number of individuals will experience crisis during their lifetime in which they are unable to obtain adequate food, shelter, emergency transportation, clothing, or basic health care.

We believe that each person, when unable to meet these needs, has the right to reach out to others for assistance to satisfy these basic needs.

The purpose of PTPM is to provide an immediate, realistic, and compassionate response to people with these basic needs when these needs are not being met through any other programs.

This program is a non-profit ministry supported through donations from churches, civic organizations, private individuals, and United Way.

We strive to bring the love of JESUS to our community and serve our fellow residents with dignity and respect.

Our History

In 1978 under the direction of the Wayne County Church Cabinet, People To People Ministries was founded and a Board of Trustees was elected.

That same year, St. James Episcopal Church donated an office and People To People Ministries began to actively provide financial assistance to those in need.

Then in 1980, due to the tremendous need for services, the ministry relocated from St. James to our present location… a house provided by the First Presbyterian Church near the corner of Bowman St. and Beall Ave.

In 1986 the ministry underwent the first major addition by adding a kitchen, food storage, and receiving area above a basement.

Another addition was added in 1991 providing much-needed space in the basement for the Christmas toy program as well as expansion of the clothing department.

The most recent building addition, in 2003, created a main entry and a waiting room for clients. It also allowed the ministry to provide privacy for clients while receiving assistance, by adding office space.

People To People Ministries is an Emergency Needs Ministry, and is here to help those in need when there’s no place else to turn.

People To People Ministries is proud of its fiscal stewardship and greatly appreciates the support of the community as we do not solicit government funds.

As we continue our efforts, we believe that in some small way, we contribute to improving the quality of life for those in need.


Hours of Service:

Monday 9 – 11:00am and 1 – 4:00pm
Tuesday 9 – 11:30am and 1 – 5:30pm
Wednesday – Friday 9 – 11:30am and 1 – 4:00pm

Financial  Hours

Monday – Thursday 9 – 11:30am


The following documents are required at each visit:
1. Proof of Wayne County residency for the immediate past 90 days.
2. A Social Security Number (card or official doc) for head of household.
3. Proof of income for entire household for the past 30 days.