The CPS Houston unit arrived in Houston on August 27, 2008 to begin volunteer service in humanitarian efforts. A total of six young men volunteer five days a week at the Houston Methodist West Hospital. They work in patient care areas and also help patients and visitors find their way to different areas of the hospital. They volunteer in emergency, intensive care, and general medical floors and assist staff in patient care, restocking, and general desk work. The young men get six months of rewarding experiences, make new friends, and memories that last a lifetime. The house parents allot time of service at the hospital also.
The Hartford CPS unit opened in October 2012 with the arrival of the house parents together with four young men. The young men volunteer at the St. Francis Hospital Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday they work with Habitat for Humanity and Thursday and Friday they volunteer at the Hartford Hospital.
They do a variety of work in the hospitals including transporting patients to surgery, dismissing patients, working at the information desk, patient care areas, ER, and Central Services. This is a six month term of service.
The first Christian Public Service units in Albuquerque were started in the early 1960's and continued until the draft ended in 1972. The unit as we know it today began in the late spring of 1992. The missionary couple there at that time strongly encouraged a unit to be established as a boost to the mission effort. There are four young men and their houseparents serving there, The young men's terms of service are for six months. This is a humanitarian work, reaching out to the elderly and needy in the community and volunteering at the Presbyterian Hospital.
This unit started November 18, 2011, moving from Slidell, LA. The boys rebuild houses damaged by a tornado that moved through the area April 27, 2011. There are four boys in the unit together with their house parents. The boys put in six months of service in this unit.
This unit began after heavy rains in August of 2016.
This unit moved to this project in June of 2017. They are rebuilding homes in Hope Village and White Sulfer Springs area. These homes were damaged following heavy rains in June of 2016. There are four boys in this unit together with their house parents. The boys put in six months of service in this unit.
This unit started in Vernonia, OR in January of 2007. The houses are raised on piers and the boys add the stairs and decks to accommodate the new height. This unit has moved to Seattle in January of 2013. The boys are building with 'Habitat for Humanity' Wed., Thurs., and Fri., and Mon. and Tues. they alternate with 'Rebuilding Together' and 'Seattle's Union Gospel Mission. There are four boys in this unit together with their house parents. The boys put in six months of service in this unit.
The Pateros CPS unit opened in June of 2015 with the arrival of the house parents together with four young men. The young men rebuild homes after a fire in the summer of 2014, then another fire in the summer of 2015. This is a six month term of service.
The Firestone unit started December 11, 2014. Our main work is rebuilding homes from the 2013 flood and the 2012 fire. We also help build homes for low-income families. We work in Boulder and Larimer counties. Our work comes from various organizations, especially Larimer County Long Term Recovery, the town of Lyons, and Habitat for Humanity. Once a week we serve supper at the Denver Rescue Mission, usually serving around 400 people.
The view from our dining room window looks out toward the beautiful Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. On clear days we can see Pikes Peak one hundred miles away. Once a month we attend different congregations: Grant, Nebraska; Center, Colorado; Scott City, Kansas; and Paxton, Nebraska. The unit attends the Windsor congregation, which is 30 minutes away, two times a month. The current houseparents are Warren and Erika James.