Our main ministry is called Alpha and Omega Freedom Ministries, Inc.
Gillespie's Counseling Center is a well recognized program in Hardee County and surrounding areas. We provide drug screens and counseling for addictions, anger management, grief, parenting, marriage, and domestic violence counseling for survivors of abuse as well as the offenders. We provide training in life and vocational skills in individual and group environments. We also assist with educational needs, finding jobs in the community and find more permanent housing.
Also, if you would like to have a small intimate wedding, we have licensed ministers that can perform the services for a nominal fee.
We do charge for our counseling services. For more information on any of the counseling or services, please call us at 863-773-5717 ext#1.
The picture below shows our new office area. We are across the road from Preston convenience store at 102 Carlton Street Wauchula, FL.
Hannah's Hope Chest is our thrift store which has a wide variety of items for sale to help the shelter. We have antiques, collectibles, home goods, some electronics, good and quality pre owned furniture, clothing and jewelry. Our furniture has been coming from houses in Sarasota, on the beaches, and are high quality for a great price!!! If you collect art, dolls, and crystal items, please come take a look!
Our new digs are at 201 Carlton Street Wauchula, FL 33873. Check out our cute Boutique! Name Brand clothing at a fraction of the price!
Hannah's House Complex is a 17 unit apartment complex for women and children only and is income based. The majority of our residents have experienced homelessness. Many of the women have secured employment or assistance while at our apartment complex. We still provide all of the support as mentioned in Gillespie Counseling Center as well as transportation to jobs, school and appointments. Presently under construction due to renovations needed since IRMA hit.
Food Pantry We have a small food pantry to help the elderly and homeless in our town. We currently serve approximately 45 families weekly. Our new address for the food pantry is located at 102 W Carlton, across from the Preston food mart. Our pantry is open on Wednesdays 10 am to noon. every week. Other local food banks are open the other days, call us if you need help! 863-773-5717