Youth Program

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After School Program

The After School Program provides a safe and supportive place for forty elementary aged children to learn and grow together. The primary emphasis of the program is on homework completion, tutoring, teaching positive behavior, social and financial literacy as well as conflict resolution.
 
We also offer snacks, field trips, arts & crafts, exercise, and many special events including exposure to places and ideas outside of Cameron's neighborhood.
 

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Summer Safe Haven

July 5th — August 12th
Cameron’s Summer Safe Haven Program offers up to eighty children a safe place to spend six weeks of their summer. The primary emphasis of the program is exposure to places and ideas outside of Cameron’s neighborhood, and to bridge the learning gap between summer and fall.
 
There are daily (weekday) sessions from July 5th - August 12th, with a Kids Cafe (dinner) included at the end of each day.
 

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R&R Groups

We believe that empowering youth with resources is the most effective means of breaking the cycle of poverty. At Cameron we recognized the need for a group to teach the 4th- 6th grade youth life skills, about respecting themselves and others and being responsible for themselves and others.  We created a small group called The R&R Group.

R&R stands for Respect and Responsibility.

Our motto is “Be strong, be confident, be fearless, and stick to your goals.

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The Kitchen

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Hot Lunch Program

Cameron serves a free hot meal to the public six days a week, Monday-Saturday from 12 - 1:30pm. The meals are filling and nutritious, with fresh fruit, vegetables and dessert items. We also provide our guests with access to other many other services, and people receiving public assistance have the opportunity to work with us, gaining work skills and positive job references.

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Kids Cafe

Sponsored by foodlink

Foodlink’s Kids Cafe program was started with one goal in mind: To provide free meals and snacks to kids, and to do this at safe community locations in an effort to stomp out childhood hunger.
 

Sunday Celebrations

Groups who volunteer to host a Sunday Celebration meal can design the menu, purchase and prepare the food (either at Cameron or using their own facilities) and serve the meal at Cameron, from 4:30-5:30pm. The host group also provides a brief worship or reflection time.

To sign up please contact Lindsay Jewett – Volunteer Coordinator at ccmvolunteerc@gmail.com or (585) 254-2697.

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Emergency Food Pantry

The Cameron Food Pantry is a vital support to our community. Last year (2015) we served 1,130 families totaling 3,254 people in our Emergency Food Pantry.

Families are able to come in and receive food to last them for a few days until they could make ends meet. We use a model called Client Choice, which allows neighbors to choose which foods they want to take home for their families.

The Clothing House

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The Clothing House

Providing Clothing, hygiene and baby items to the community

Cameron Community Ministries Clothing House  is open Tuesday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. by appointment.

Please call 254-2697 and follow the prompts to speak directly with the Clothing House staff and volunteers. Donations are accepted Monday - Friday from 9am-4pm or by special arrangements.

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