Twenty-five years ago when the First Baptist Church of Norwich founded The Place, the members wished to live their Christian faith through loving action to serve youth in the community. This mission still pulses strong through the ministry of The Place, where ALL children are loved and helped to grow to their potential. Love, of course, is the gift we give to help youngsters grow, develop, and overcome sometimes difficult circumstances. At The Place, loving is enacted through giving. We teach and model that giving is a cycle. Through service learning, we show youth the satisfaction of contributing time, talent, and effort to the betterment of our community. By serving others, they realize that their gifts matter. This increases their awareness of their own values as people and community members. In turn, they grow to become adults, continuing the loving cycle of giving. Our volunteers and staff also embody this living cycle.
P.O. Box 509 20 East Main Street Norwich, NY 13815