Caregiver Support-Ministry is voluntarily led by the founders, Peter and Paulette Teague and consists of three primary areas of focus
Ministry Support fulfills the gospel-centered outreach element of our vision and mission. This includes: the demonstration of God’s love and care to everyone involved in the lives of our precious individuals as well as the individuals themselves, the communication of the gospel of Jesus Christ to staff, families and others involved with Jessica & Friends Community, and being a shining light of God’s love for all to see. Our Ministry Support’s mission is fulfilled through the spiritual development of clients and their families, supporters, and staff.
Parent and Caregiver Support Group (PACS)
The Parent and Caregiver Support Group was founded with the dream of banding a group of parents together to pray, encourage, and support one another—realizing and understanding the rigors of providing daily care for a family member with an intellectual disability. It is the goal of the Parent Support Group to connect families so they can minister to one another while becoming a unified and supportive group. The Parent and Caregiver Support Group also provides resources and education on issues pertaining to the needs of the family and their special family member. The Parent Support Group typically meets four times a year with current activities and outreach including the following.
Women’s Bible Study
Everybody’s Birthday Party
Christmas Celebration (with the Church of the Open Door WINGS Ministry).
John Tarman & Paulette Teague, Co-Presidents
Suzanne Keim, Vice President
Ruth Ann Bailets, Treasurer
Chris Tarman, Hospitality
IRA Respite and Retreats
It has been Jessica & Friends Community desire since the birth of our organization to have the capability to provide individuals and their families an opportunity to get away, to rest and relax, and to fellowship with other families in a vacation or retreat-type setting. This dream was was realized in December2013 when the Sullivan family gifted us the Indian Rock Acres (IRA) estate. Please take the time to learn about this wonderful gift and the services it allows us to provide.
For more information on our Parent And Caregiver Support Group, please contact
Sally Janora at email@example.com or by phone (717) 747-1846.