United Church of Christ


Henderson Settlement (Frakes)

   16773 Highway 190
   Frakes, KY 40940
On-Line Contact: 
Phone: 606.337.3613 ext. 314
Fax: 606.337.2225
Web site: www.hendersonsettlement.com

Henderson Settlement engages in mission outreach with groups and community outreach in the areas of childcare, youth, food pantry, senior center, library, fellowship, support groups, new mother assistance, financial assistance, agriculture with animals, farmers market, greenhouses, classes, food preservation, local craft sales and sale of used clothing and furniture.

Project/Focus: Basic construction projects for community home repair and campus projects of maintenance on farm and facilities.

Educational/Advocacy Components: Opportunities provided for cultural, economic, and spiritual growth.

Time: Year-Round (Work Camp weeks are Sunday to Saturday and Wednesday is a free day)

Group Size: Up to 200 persons per week.

Minimum Age:  High School age

Adult to Youth Ratio: 1:5

Conditions: Dormitory with A/C and Wi-Fi.  Groups bring own bedding and linens for Mission Dorm/General Housing and Private Housing bedding is included.  Meals provided 3 times a day. Evening activities such as Blue Grass band, Mission Spotlight, and Devotions.

Cost:  (General Housing-Mission Dorm $250 per person, per week); (Private Housing $325.per person, per week)  Cost covers room and board including meals, programming, and activities. 

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 Appalachia Service Project, Inc.  

Contact: ADp Volunteer Recruitment
   4523 Bristol Highway
   Johnson City, TN 37601
E-mail: recruitment@asphome.org or rachel.robertson@asphome.org
Phone:  423.854.4423
Fax: 423.854.9771
Web Site:  www.asphone.org

The Appalachia Service Project (ASP) repairs homes for the poorest families in Central Appalachia with the vision that substandard housing in Central Appalachia might be eradicated and everyone who comes into contact with this ministry will be transformed.

Project/Focus: ASP is a relational ministry that repairs homes for low-income families throughout Central Appalachia (Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virgina, and West Virginia).  The goal is to make homes warmer, safer and drier.

Locations: Opportunities are available in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia).  All locations are scheduled by ASP National Offices via above information.

Cost:  Cost per volunteer per 5-day week is $325 for the summer program.  Cost for the year-round program is $65 per person per work day.

NOTE: All locations are scheduled at ASP Headquarters in Johnson City, Tennessee via above information.

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H.O.M.E.S. (Housing Oriented Ministries Established for Service) (Whitesburg)

Contact:  Jackie Joseph
                65 Bentley Ave
                Whitesburg, KY 41858
E-mail:  jackiejoseph8961@bellsouth.net
Phone:  606-632-1717 ext. 301 *  Fax:  606.632.1974

H.O.M.E.S. engages in both major and minor home repair in Letcher, Knott, and Floyd Counties in southeastern Kentucky.

Project/Focus:  Build new owner-owned houses and do home repair.

Education/Advocacy Components:  Orientation by staff on Appalachian culture, economy and history.  Music program and square dance may be available.

Time:  Year-round except week of Thanksgiving and week of Christmas.

Group Size:  Maximum 50.  More can be accommodated on a case-by-case approval.   Groups are divided into work crews of seven to eight people.

Minimum Age:  None

Conditions:  Volunteers are housed at our Neon facility in newly remodeled bunkhouses, with a separate common kitchen and dinning hall.

Cost:  $250 per person, per week.  $62.50 per person due at registration confirmation.

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