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Community Resources

Little Boy Playing Doctor

Health Ministry

The Shipwreck Health Ministry partners with the Arthur H. Coleman Medical Center in the Bayview to provide a myriad of health programs for parishioners such as diabetes education, nutrition and cooking classes, free flu shots administered by Walgreens, Caring For Your Family’s Health, and Arthritis 101 and Cancer 101 workshops. Certified professionals conduct all health education classes. In addition there have been exercise classes, walking groups, and Zumba classes to increase physical activity and encourage healthy lifestyle changes.

Volunteers Packing Food

(Family Resource Addressing the Needs of our Community with Information and Services)

The Center is located at 1122 Jamestown Avenue, across the street from our Church. It consists of our Learning Center and our Recreation Center both located within our greater Church facility.

Support Group

Restorative Circle Support Group

The Restorative Circle Group at St. Paul of the Shipwreck is a forum created to address the often unmet emotional and spiritual needs of all those affected by incarceration. Our work is guided by the paradigms of empathy, love, reconciliation, and forgiveness.

Woman Tutoring Child

KIPP Bayview Academy

The mission of KIPP Bayview Academy is to develop critical thinkers and change-makers who possess the academic foundations, social-emotional skills, and sociopolitical consciousness necessary to succeed at top-performing colleges and to lead meaningful, productive, and choice-filled lives.


Angel Tree Project

Shipwreck’s commitment to prison ministry is now in its seventh year by participating in the Angel Tree Program, which provides gifts and a festive party for children that have an incarcerated parent. Shipwreck’s annual party supports the connection to the child by the parent by reinforcing that the gifts were specifically chosen for them from their parent.

Image by Leon Ell'

African-American Mental Health

"Wellness means being healthy physically, mentally and spiritually. Mental health conditions in particular can affect all of us. One in every four individuals has a mental health condition of some kind, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. African Americans are no exception...

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