phoenix integrated health
Listening When God Speaks
"Long time, no see! Wow! It's great to see you. What brings you here to see us?"
Burt Dhira came to God's Hygiene Help Center shortly after we opened our new hygiene help center on Oakland Park Avenue in August 2020. I had known Burt from his younger years as he had been friends with my daughter throughout elementary, middle, and high school.
Burt shared his story: He is the President and CEO of Phoenix Integrated Health, an organization that helps people who are recovering from addiction or mental health issues. He was driving one day in early August and he saw a police officer stopped on the side of the road. He immediately thought: "I need to stop and talk to her." He tried to dismiss the thought as he had a van full of furniture and stuff that he was taking to one of his recovery houses. But the message persisted: "Stop and talk to her." So he did.
That police officer was Officer Alesia Zacher who is the liaison for the North Linden community and a partner with GHHC. She talked to Burt as he shared what his organization did. She told him about our organization and that we were opening a hygiene help center on Oakland Park Avenue. She gave him Tammy's card. He called Tammy and asked if he could come over to talk about becoming partners for helping and serving his recovery clients.
We met and discussed becoming partners for supporting his clients. Our mission: "Providing dignity and hope through hygiene with the compassion of Jesus" worked well with his mission. We developed a partnership which has grown and developed over the past year. We are excited to have Phoenix Integrated Health as our new neighbor on Oakland Park Avenue. Together we can help and serve our neighbors in need!
All because God spoke to Burt..... and he listened. We thank you that he did.
God's Hygiene is so happy to welcome our new neighbor. Phoenix Integrated Health Services moved into the Health Center next door on October 21. GHHC has been partnering with Phoenix by providing hygiene to clients served by their caseworkers. Now we can refer any of our clients needing their assistance.
Donate to Project Warm: New hats, gloves, scarves, socks and blankets for the cold months for our neighbors in need. We always collect Bibles, Christian books, hygiene and personal care items for our clients living in low income communities. Please go to our website: godshygiene.org for a list of the products we serve to our clients. HELP US GIVE DIGNITY AND HOPE TO OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED.
Thank you to Northwest Columbus Christian Women's Club who collected donations for PROJECT WARM during the month of October for GHHC.
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done. Proverbs 19:17
from community center managers
First I would like to say Keep up The God work. I was truly amazed at the event hearing all the good you’ve done and what you are continuing to do.
I was introduced to you through Manney Clarke; instantly I was greeted with a smile and a genuine sweet Spirit, I believe I spoke to you young ladies for approximately 5 minutes before you looked at me and said “how would you like some book bags to give away to the people in your community?” I was given 100 bags filled with supplies, i had witnessed authentic generosity and for that I thank you.
We had a book bag giveaway on August 15, 2021 here at the William H Adams Community Center. The highlight was a kid jumping out the car yelling “ look mom book bags” 15 minutes later that same youngin ran up to me and said “ look Mr. Gp I got me a new book bag and I’m ready for school” actually he had two so I asked him “ why do you have two book bags”; he replied “ I have one for my sister.” The look on that youngsters face brought tears to my eyes. I am here to thank you for making that young man happy, what you are doing is truly making a difference.
I have attached a photo of the young man who I had the conversation with.
Thank you kindly: Terry Starr, Tammy Jewell, Lesley Tate
SirGregory Powell, Center Manager
William H. Adams Community Center At Krumm Park
854 Alton Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
The small Center that leaves a BIG footprint in OUR Community.
OUR MISSION: We connect the people of our community through the power of nature, wellness, and creativity.
It is amazing how GHHC is able to help people to meet some of their daily needs. People have so many needs to meet in their daily lives and being able to take one thing off of that list can change lives. I believe Choices and Opportunities are our only true freedoms. We need to reach out to these young people and help them recognize opportunities so we can help them build a future.
Manney Clarke, Recreation Center Manager
Douglas Community Center
1250 Windsor Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43211
Milo-Grogan Community Center
862 E. 2nd Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Direct: 614-645-7407. 614-645-7376
helping our neighbors
Left: Resources Manager Chris Bumpass helped John load up 20 Purses of Love for Teresa Lauderdale, Pastor for Fruit of the Spirit Ministries. The women she meets in her ministry really appreciate the hygiene received in their "new" purse.
Right: Clean Start Basket made with love for a young lady for her newborn baby boy.
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:11
CELEBRATING OUR VOLUNTEERS
We are so blessed that Lisa Ryan has joined our team of volunteers helping to fill client orders, organizing inventory, and adding a cheerful smile. This month we celebrated Lisa's birthday.
Then later in October we celebrated the birthday of our Volunteer Coordinator, Elizabeth Adams. In center photo: Lesley Tate, Elizabeth Adams, Tammy Jewell, Andrea Yantone, Bonnie Johnston, Diane Hendrickson, Chris Bumpass and Lisa Ryan.
Welcome to new volunteers Kalynn Lyles and Andrew Mendoza. They will do product pickup, delivery to the warehouse and delivery to our help centers.
Thank you for helping us and being part of our amazing team!
Thank you to Terry Starr, our wonderful Executive Director, for organizing an appreciation luncheon for our wonderful volunteers on October 26 at an area restaurant. We loved the goodie bag and your thank you note. We all felt so special! We also love our new long sleeve GHHC shirts you ordered.
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV