How To Get Involved
I’ve created this section for YOU! Many ask, ‘How can I get involved? Where do I go to find out more? Can I volunteer?’ or ‘I can’t volunteer at this stage of my life, but I’d like to know good organizations to give to, where my money will get to the people and the true cause.’
Well, this list answers those questions! This resource page is for you who want to volunteer and/or support those who do! You have my assurance that the organizations listed below are reputable and well vetted – I’m honored if you’ll consider giving them any kind of support!
Bags of Hope
Bags of Hope is an outreach ministry out of the Emmanuel Gospel Center that Jasmine founded as a way to reach out in a practical way to women living on the streets or in programs throughout the Boston area. In collaboration with programs serving women affected by trafficking, prostitution, addiction and homelessness, Bags of Hope Ministries is driven by the community. Many different groups of people are donating the items, filling the bags and handing them out! By doing this we let the women know there is a better way, they are treasured, and we are here to help.
Our goal is to bring awareness as well as provide basic needs to these women. What many do not know is that homeless women are not just victims of poor decisions but often times are victims of unforeseen circumstances. Many have been traumatized, victimized and suffer from untreated mental illness and substance abuse. There are resource cards in every Bag to let them know, there is another way. And that they can have Hope because, if Jasmine can make it off the streets and find a New Life – so can they.
As the saying goes: “Many hands make light work.” This is true because of the generosity within the community, schools, churches and other groups – as they have donated and filled over 3,000 bags!
Let’s keep it going!
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Thousands of individuals find themselves homeless in greater Boston every year. Among them are chronically ill adults, veterans, families with school-age children, and the elderly. They are the people who stay in emergency shelters or motel rooms, eat in soup kitchens, or visit drop-in centers. They are also the men and women who find themselves on the streets, trying to survive in makeshift shelters under bridges, down alleyways, and behind city buildings.
Over 12,000 homeless men, women, and children are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 60 locations to deliver the highest quality healthcare to some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens.
Catholic Medical Mission Board
CMMB is an international NGO providing long-term, co-operative medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, CMMB has worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies through our Healing Help program, and the placement of volunteers.
CMMB’s global movement focuses on developing access to needs-based healthcare in partnership with communities, government and international agencies, private and corporate donors, medical and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and local organizations.
Disaster Medical Teams National and International (DMAT)
A DMAT is a group of professional and para-professional medical personnel (supported by a cadre of logistical and administrative staff) designed to provide medical care during a disaster or other event. NDMS recruits personnel for specific vacancies, plans for training opportunities, and coordinates the deployment of the teams.
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Assistance)
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.
FEMM is a comprehensive women’s health program that:
Teaches women to understand their bodies and how to recognize hormonal and other vital signs of health.
Provides women with support through its free FEMM Health App to help women track their health and reproductive goals.
Provides accurate medical testing and treatment based on new research and medical protocols.
Continues to conduct research to provide women with the latest diagnostic tools and treatments for their health.
Offers training to individuals so that they can teach FEMM health tracking to women and training to medical professionals in the FEMM methods and protocols.
Haiti180: Sean Forrest Haiti Mission
At our core, the mission of Haiti180 is to create the opportunity to form well educated leaders of faith for the future of Haiti and to make sure every child in our care has a childhood that is filled with love and joy. With your love, support, and prayer, we have been blessed with the opportunity to broaden our focus, reaching out to the poorest of the poor from the young to the old professing God‚Äôs love through our developments in education, medical care, housing, and so much more for the kind and loving people of Haiti. We are the hands and feet of Jesus Christ and, together, we can turn it around.
Homeland Security Blue Campaign
The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.
Life is Great Foundation
The LIG Global Foundation’s vision is that of a global community in which all persons have access to excellent health-care, where no one is forgotten, and where human dignity is cherished.
To deliver humanitarian relief to people in great need around the world by bringing together dedicated medical and non-medical volunteers, supplies and technology.
To inspire medical volunteerism by educating healthcare professionals and sending them on medical missions to underserved areas to create a circle of sharing.
LIG seeks to reach out to those who have been forgotten.
Malteser International Americas
Peer through the eyes of humanitarian workers as Malteser International and The Order of Malta shine a light on the global refugee crisis. Step inside the lives of female refugees who fled their war-torn homeland to the safety of border camps.
Sign up for our panel at the United Nations on March 21st and discover how refugee women find hope in a world of despair. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by March 18th to secure your spot.
Order of Malta
The Order of Malta is a worldwide, lay, religious order of the Roman Catholic Church, which seeks to glorify God by promoting the sanctification of each member through his or her work with the sick and the poor and defense of the Catholic faith.
There are only three United States Associations established by decree of the Grand Master and vote of the Sovereign Council of the Order headquartered in Rome. The American Association is a separate legal entity and a 501 c 3 not-for profit corporation which is responsible for the day-to-day management and control of its business and affairs. As such, it acts on its own behalf subject to general oversight by the Order of Malta consistent with accepted corporate governance standards and practices.
RAD-AID – International
RAD-AID’s mission is to increase and improve radiology resources in the developing and impoverished countries of the world. Radiology is a part of nearly every segment of health care, including pediatrics, obstetrics, medicine and surgery, making the absence of radiology a critical piece of global health disparity.
Sisters of Life
The Sisters of Life is a contemplative / active religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. Our missions are carried out with the heart of the Church and with the hope of revealing to those we serve the inherent goodness and beauty of their own lives, so that each person may see and experience the truth that they are an unrepeatable creation of the Master.
World Youth Alliance
The World Youth Alliance works to understand and articulate the idea of the human person. We work at international institutions such as the United Nations, European Union, and Organization of American States and with young people internationally to build a culture that supports and nurtures the dignity of each human person.