One of the local community organizations that Messiah Lutheran Church sponsors as part of our outreach ministry is the HEALS program. HEALS stands for Health Establishments at Local Schools. HEALS provides free medical and dental care, mental health counseling and social services to low-income children at Martin Luther King Jr., Morris and University Place elementary schools.
To support their mission, the HEALS program is constructing a new pediatric clinic on the campus of Madison Cross Roads Elementary School. Fifty-four percent of the school’s 1,100 students live below the poverty line. The new pediatric facility will share a ranch-style house on the campus with the nonprofit Huntsville Assistance Program, which provides food and other basic needs.
Messiah Lutheran Church is supporting HEALS with a monentary donation of one-half of the offerings collected during each of the Advent Worship Services this year.