Homeless Ministry

The purpose of the kitchen is to encourage and give hope to the homeless community by providing them with physical and spiritual bread.  

This is done by transporting them from the homeless shelter to our center to serve them a hot dinner and give them words of hope.  This effort feeds 100 homeless individuals every other Saturday; 26 weeks per year. 

Pastor Rusty Price

Bethesda Health Center
This is a free clinic serving low-income, uninsured people in Mecklenburg County. 

We provide adult primary care, diabetes and hypertension management, and health education programs. 

Bethesda has served over 3,500 patients and provided health fairs as well as more than 8,500 doctor visits since it opened its doors in 2004.  

Camino Thrift Store 

‚ÄčThe store offers the option for people to buy clothes, toys and gently used furniture at affordable prices.

The merchandise comes from donations and 50% of total sales is cycled back into the community. 

Food Pantry
In Alliance with "Loaves and Fishes", families in crisis are provided with 1 week of groceries every 45 days.  The operation is supported by volunteers.

In 2013, the pantry provided groceries to 2,941 families representing: 

5,543-adults,

6,121-children  

11,664-individuals. 

Services 

The Camino Community Center provides services focused on improving a person's life.  

Learn more about it, contact Wendy Pascual at 

wendy@caminocommunitycenter.org. 

volunteering

Over 700 people volunteer each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands. Find out how to become a part of the movement to help those in need. 

mission & vision

"To Equip People to live healthy, hopeful, and productive lives"

OUr areas of focus

Working to help those in need is my life journey. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of others, all while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven individuals that give their time, talent and treasure to make sure services are rendered without a hesitation.

History

  1. Thrift 2004- Bethesda Health Center was established as a result of a growing need in the community to have a bi-lingual and bi-cultural center to provide health services to low-income and immigrant families. 
  2. 2010-Camino Thrift Store was established as a model of economic sustainability for clinical and other community programs. Open the Food Pantry "Bread of Life" and established a partnership with "Loaves and Fishes".   Began the "Way of Hope" our Homeless Ministry to support Yeltsa Castro's effort to support the homeless.  The program serves food, provides clothing and hygiene items to participants. 
  3. 2011-Established a program that support low-income, non-resident students reduce tuition cost and gain access to a college education.  
  4. 2012-Businesses joined forces to help renovate pantry and Camino Thrift Store to better serve the community: Compare Food, Pepsi, Frito Lay, Sherwilliams, Home Depot and Norsan Multi-Media Group. 
2013-  Reorganization of the Camino Community Center to establish Advisory Board and 
          Executive Committee to provide strategy planning and operational oversight support.
 
2014- Camino Thrift Store updated. Advisory Board launch plans for Center Redesign.

PASTOR RUSTY PRICE 

Our founder