Ministries

The depth of Givens' ministry within and beyond our communities is uncommon and unique. The spiritual enrichment, outreach ministries, and partnerships with other non-profits are extensive impacting more than 6,000 people across 13 counties in Western North Carolina annually.

Spiritual Ministries

Through various services, visitation, and counsel, Givens is supportive of the spiritual needs of residents whether they are at home, in the hospital, or in other special-care facilities.

Our desire is to offer meaningful support to people of all faiths who are affected by stress, loss, and death. Our ministers, Ed Hillman, Tammy Bales, and Lynn Bledsoe, lead worship and various workshops and are available to counsel and assist families in planning for memorial or celebration services. 

Givens LifeMinistries

Givens LifeMinistries was established in 1998 to meet the health and wellness needs of underserved populations in the greater community.

Through Givens LifeMinistries, several outreach programs have been established:

  • MY Meds Medication Assistance Ministry helps uninsured residents in Mitchell, Yancey, and Avery counties secure needed prescription medications.
  • Five Baby Equipment and Resource Closets (BEAR) serve families struggling to acquire necessary equipment and clothing for their newborns and young children. For more information click here.
  • Medical Equipment Loan Closets offer access to medical equipment at no cost.
  • 12 Welcome Tables spanning five counties serve more than 87,000 free meals to their local communities each year. 
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