Our Community Services
Sugartree Ministries first and foremost aims to share the "good news" that Jesus died for our sins (John 3:6). We also do the following for, what Matthew 25 called, “the least of these” (older adults, low-income families, single mothers, those living with mental illness, those struggling with substance use, etc.).
We share the good news and gospel of Jesus Christ (John 3:16).
We provide pick-up and delivered groceries from our supply of donations.
We pay for medical prescriptions in emergency situations.
Rent & Utilities
We pay rent or utilities in emergency situations if we have the funds available.
We provide a 12-step addiction support group and connect people to professionals.
We serve 7 hot meals a week provided by local churches and community organizations
We pay for birth certificates and IDs for people to get employment.
We purchase mattresses and other necessities for newly housed people.
We provide landscaping jobs because we believe work provides purpose and healing.
We host professional community resource events to help people move forward in life.
We provide emergency shelter for men experiencing homelessness.
We provide rides to healthcare/treatment and to return people to their home community.
We provide blankets, gloves, and hats for people during winter months.
We purchase work clothes and uniforms to help people get to work.
Sugartree Ministries started in the late 1990s on, you guessed it, Sugartree Street in Wilmington, Ohio. Originally founded by a man named Allen Willoughby as a Christian music venue and coffeehouse called Joe's Java, Sugartree Ministries has grown with the needs of our community—especially after DHL, a major employer, pulled out in 2008 and our community has felt the affects of our nationwide mental health and addiction crisis.
Today, Sugartree Ministries helps the neediest members of our community in many ways, with the focus being on serving 7 hot meals a week. These meals are 100% from community donations, and while we promote accountability, we believe that no mater what a person has done, no one should fall below food, water, air, shelter, and Jesus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sugartree Ministries offers landscaping services by donation to help fund our ministry and help the guys we work with get back into the flow of working. Our landscaping services include lawn mowing and mulching. At this time we do not offer gardening, or planting of trees and bushes.
Trees, Bushes & Flowers
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