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News from the Outreach-Engagement & Interpretation Subcommittee 

of PNNE Leadership Commission, August 4, 2023

Ascentria Care Alliance
(Formerly Lutheran Social Services of NE)

With the help of generous donations like the grant that PNNE provided last year, Ascentria lives out its inspiring mission as a calling that “strengthens communities by empowering people to respond to life’s challenges.”  This active organization serves people in 60 locations throughout five states: CT, ME, MA, NH, and VT, by providing care and resources for children, youth, families, people with disabilities and mental illness, refugees, and older adults.

This large non-profit also has big goals:  ‘to break the cycle of poverty and to build thriving communities, where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.’  They do this by offering a multitude of “wrap around services” to help people thrive and move into the future.  Their support and programs provide the following services and resources as listed on their website:

PNNE’s Outreach Subcommittee was struck by their human-centered care model and their values-Faith in action:  courage, compassion, integrity, and their commitment to be in collaboration and in partnerships that create a big positive impact that strengthens individuals and communities.  There are many people in our presbytery that can attest to this organization providing much needed help and care to the underserved.

If you would like to learn more about this dedicated non-profit, please visit their website at ascentria.orgor email Rev. Karen Hagy.  She will connect you with an individual or a church that has partnered with this organization to do some great mission work that makes a lasting difference within the bounds of our presbytery.
Submitted by Rev. Karen Hagy

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