MISSION AND HISTORY
The Alpha Community Center is a 501C(3) non-profit organization serving the Sidney and Shelby County area since 1984. A group of members from the First United Methodist Church began an after-school activities program along with Sunday afternoon Chapel. As the area of outreach grew, it was soon realized that the program needed to be a separate organization, with its own space to serve and grow. By becoming independent and incorporated in 1984, the Alpha Community Center was able to be a "home" mission for many local churches and provide improved services to families and individuals. In July 1992 after being in several rented buildings, the Alpha Center moved into its own building on East Court Street, where it served its clients for 20 years. Today the Alpha Center is at 950 Childrens Home rd, on the same campus as the Mercy Mission house and Bridges CAC.
Today the Alpha Community Center serves the community in four main ways; served meals, emergency pantry, children's/adult's programming and rent/utility assistance.
Families helped through our emergency pantry in the past 12 months.
Meals served in the past 12 months.
People pass through our doors or call us for help weekly.
A board of trustees representing area churches, businesses and private citizens governs the Alpha Community Center. A board member is a volunteer position and a three year commitment. Board meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Members are encouraged to participate in the various programs and ministries of the Alpha Center and to be a liaison to their church and community.
Local churches, businesses, and private contributors support the Alpha Center. The Alpha Center is a United Way agency and we are a non-profit 501C(3) organization able to give tax-deductible receipts for material and cash donations.