As a ministry-based organization, we aim to use our values of love and kindness to support our clients to the fullest extent and engage our community in joining this effort.
The building that JCCM resides in today is rich with the history of downtown Charles Town, West Virginia. A significant Civil War location, our town has relevance in American history books and was originally founded by Charles Washington, first president George Washington’s youngest brother. Just up the street, the famous John Brown was tried at the Charles Town courthouse for his involvement in the raid at Harpers Ferry.
To gain more insight on our humble beginnings, one of our helpful JCCM volunteers was tasked with researching our building history and the chronicles of the surrounding area. By gathering information sourced from social media sites, an assessment of the local landscape, and the nearby Jefferson County Museum, our volunteer was able to piece together the slideshow below to account for a timeline of our building’s history.
Jefferson County Community Ministries was founded in 1983 by a group of five local churches. By banning together, they shared a combined mission to make a lasting difference in the Jefferson County community. Our goals since our inception have stayed true to our roots with three main objectives:
1. To enable self-sufficiency in each person we serve
2. To empower our clients to render permanent solutions in order for them to attain personal goals
3. To prevent homelessness in our community, and beyond, to the best of our ability