Claremont School of Theology
The school takes pride in its distinctive approach to graduate theological education, based on the strengths of its remarkable faculty who teach, research and practice in this diverse southern California community.
American Association for Pastoral Counselors
Pastoral Counseling is a unique form of psychotherapy which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth.
American Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
ACPE is a multicultural, multifaith organization devoted to providing education and improving the quality of ministry and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths through the clinical educational methods of Clinical Pastoral Education.
Society for Pastoral Theology
SPT is primarily concerned with teaching, research, and publication in pastoral theology, and with the critical and imaginative practice of pastoral care and counseling.
Claremont Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Organization of the Year
Since 1974, the mission of Crossroads is to provide housing, education, support, counseling, and employment training in a homelike environment for women who have been incarcerated. Our primary goal is to empower women with new skills to help them step out of the revolving door of prison and move towards economic self-sufficiency.
Formerly incarcerated women have multi-layered needs. It is not enough to provide food and shelter to break the cycle of addiction and prison. Through our six-month residential program, women learn skills to cope with everyday living through specific curricula, case management, and a supportive living environment. We serve 30-32 women per year. We expect that almost all of our residents will complete the program, become economically self-sufficient, and not return to prison.
59% of all women released from prison return to prison within three years. In contrast, 86% of Crossroads graduates are self-sustaining after six years!
A licensed residential drug and alcohol treatment facility
First home in California for women who have served life sentences
Two primary program homes in Claremont, one transitional home in Pomona
Celebrating 50 years of commitment, Inland Valley Hope Partners serves over 75,000 men, women and children each year through “Our House” family residential shelter; Rapid Re-Housing and Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP); BETA, SOVA, Claremont, San Dimas and South Pomona food pantries; and the Pomona Farmers’ Market throughout 13 communities including Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Diamond Bar, La Verne, Montclair, Mt. Baldy, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas, Upland, and Walnut. The shelter houses five families for up to 90 days. The food pantries distribute five days worth of food per person to no and low income families. Clients may come once every 30 days. The Farmers Market operates every Saturday morning and accepts WIC and EBT cards. Begun in 1968 as the Pomona Council of Churches, today the non-profit is a collaboration of faith communities, businesses, community groups, and individuals who care about their neighbors
Uncommon Good was founded in 2000 by Executive Director Nancy Mintie. Previously, Mintie founded and directed a legal and social services center for the homeless and for poor families living in slum housing in Los Angeles.
Her work has garnered national recognition and has been the subject of numerous articles and media stories. Mintie has received many awards including being honored with former President Jimmy Carter on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. She was also recognized by the National Caring Institute and Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network “Use Your Life Award.”