COMPASSION

Green Oaks
Compassion Center

Rush Creek Church has operated this ministry to provide food relief for those in emergency need since December 2009. Our focus is to provide temporary help to families who may find themselves overwhelmed or under-resourced. We strive to help these families improve upon their current situation by providing “daily bread” so that they might focus their limited income on things other than meals. Families in need of relief may receive assistance by having the head of household complete a simple application. Upon each visit, photo identification and proof of address must be presented.

Food and monetary donations are much appreciated and may be tax deductible.

Food Pantry Items Needed
Mac & Cheese
Canned Corn
Canned Green beans
Canned Soup
Canned Fruit
Canned Veggies
Jelly (Squeezable bottles if possible)
Peanut butter

Toiletry Items Needed
Shampoo/Conditioner
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Toothbrush/Toothpaste
Deodorant
Bar Soap
Diapers
Baby Wipes

For more information, email rcfoodpantry@rushcreek.org, or call 817-466-1720.
Food Pantry Hours (Green Oaks Compassion Center)
Tuesday & Thursday | 10:00am – 3:00pm

Food Pantry Hours (Handley Hope Center)
Monday | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday | 3:00pm – 5:30pm

The Handley Hope Center resides in the heart of the Handley community and provides resources, services and wellness in order to transform our neighborhood.

More info here.

Classes are offered for all levels of experience. Each class will emphasize conversation, reading, and writing. Classes are semester based and start each September and January.
Handley Hope Center | Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm

To register, click here

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GED tutoring/preparation classes are located at the Handley Hope Center. Classes are semester based and start each September and January.
Handley Hope Center | Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00pm
To register, click here.
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For more information, contact HandleyHopeCenter@rushcreek.org.

U.S. citizenship classes are located at the Handley Hope Center. Classes are semester based and start each September and January. Each session helps prepare you to take the American Citizenship exam. The class covers:
• US History
• US Civics & Government
• How to answer questions verbally
• How to take the exam successfully
Intermediate English reading and writing skills are required before attending this class because they are required for the exam. This class does not teach English.
Handley Hope Center | Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00pm.
To register, click here.
For more information, contact HandleyHopeCenter@rushcreek.org.

We all face a variety of stressors in our lives. We typically approach dealing with these stressors by focusing on the problem. ReDesign is an alternative approach that focuses on solutions.
Through ReDesign you will:
• Learn to analyze your life
• Formulate goals
• Develop realistic strategies to reach those goals
• Identify and build off your strengths and assets
• Reduce and/or eliminate the stressors that are holding you back
ReDesign is a holistic approach to life transformation that can lead you to an overall improvement in your quality of life.

Contact timl@rushcreek.org for more information.

***Registration for Great Turkey Takeaway is now open***

The ingredients for a family to prepare their own Thanksgiving meal are assembled and delivered to families in Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Kennedale and Midlothian. To register to receive a meal, you must SIGN UP IN-PERSON at either the Green Oaks Compassion Center or the Handley Hope Center during the following hours:

Green Oaks Compassion Center | Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm
Handley Hope Center | Monday 3:00-5:00pm and Wednesday 3:00-5:30pm

Contact gtta@rushcreek.org or call 817.468.7729 with any questions.

Operation Joy is a ministry that provides Christmas assistance for families in our community. The program is available for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12 and all recipients must fill out an application to be considered for the program. All applications must be submitted IN-PERSON and BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Application appointments take place during the normal operating hours of the Green Oaks Compassion Center in Arlington and the Handley Hope Center in Ft. Worth.

***APPOINTMENTS FOR OPERATION JOY APPLICATIONS ARE NOW FULL FOR 2022. We are unable to make or accept any more application appointments for this year. Please check back beginning in September 2023 for information regarding next year’s program.***