The Village Ministry

Helping others

John 13:34 I give you a new commandment to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

The Village Ministry Corp. A Non-Profit Organization

The Mission of the Village Ministry is to meet the needs of the homeless and less fortunate population, as provided by The Village Ministry bylaws, in a courteous, spiritual, fair and efficient manner with the aim of restoring each beneficiary to maximum independence. 


These activities include but not limited through volunteers and board members of The Village Ministry to:  


  •  Provide food, clothing and spiritual growth.
  • Reach out to the homeless and the less fortunate of diverse backgrounds and cultures throughout the Hudson Valley area.
  • Give the homeless and less  fortunate opportunities to have a better lifestyle.
  • Provide future training and equipping people whereby they may effectively impact the lives of others by sharing ideas, knowledge and support.
  • To future promote community health development for needy people in the under-served areas.

The Village Ministry 
is a
Non-Profit Corporation
Donations are welcomed
Send your checks or money orders to:
The Village Ministry
2600 South Rd. Ste. 44-283
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 554-7007
**Pay Pal is also available** 
The Village Ministry was formed from a vision and a prayer. The founder took that vision and prayer and began working.  Evangelist Deborah Powell-Lapi and company started by preparing a few home cooked meals complete with desert and drink, to feed the homeless and/or less fortunate.  The meals were packaged up and transported to an area parking lot in order to feed anyone who was in need of a hot meal.  Initially the serving numbers were between 15-20.  But before long the increase came.  Now The Village Ministry is feeding 60 every month at Hillcrest (a homeless shelter).  It's a place where The Ministry feels a connection and is happy to serve.  So with open hearts The Village Ministry hopes to continue growing to help more of those in need.



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