Reaching Across the World Ministries, Inc. is a non-denominational, faith based Church/Organization.
RAWM envisions the upliftment humanity one soul at a time. The mission is to provide faith-based services geared towards reducing the social ills impacting humanity.
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RAWM’s began in 2000, by providing Bible Classes and Recreational Activities to Youth in a Cooperative Apartment Complex (i.e., Lindsay Park) Brooklyn NY. RAWM’s, became incorporated in September of 2000, and received the 501©3 in 2001. In August of 2003, RAWM’s moved to 1237 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206; wherein since then the agency has moved several times and is presently located at 1203 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221;
RAWM’s collaborated services with the New York City Division for Youth & Community Development. Each year, a RAWM provides a venue for the Summer Youth Workers; RAWM also collaborates with the Latino Commission on AIDS to provide HIV/AIDS prevention/education; In 2004, RAWM’s received a license from the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services, to provide the 350hr. CASAC training course. In addition, RAWM’s has since then been approved by NYC HRA, NYS VESID, and NYS Workforce Department of Labor;.
In 2004, RAWM’s established a subsidiary publishing company entitled; Grayling Ferrand’s Book Publishing Company. Since then, three books have been published, “We Fall Down But We Get Up”, “Life After Prison” and, the Spanish translation of “We Fall Down But We Get Up”. In 2005 RAWM’s had its First Annual Conference, entitled “We Fall Down But We Get Up”, This conference is held each year in commemoration of Curtis Harrison. He was shot 13 times and killed shortly after his release from 8yrs. of incarceration. In 2007, RAWM obtained a grant in conjunction with Direct Building Management to provide assessments, referrals and other human service needs within the Bushwick Section of Brooklyn, New York;
RAWM began a pilot program with the NYC Dept of Probation that is geared towards helping to reduce recidivism via proving CASAC trainings to probationers, as well as providing trainings to probation officers desiring to enhance their knowledge/skills by way of the CASAC trainings; RAWM received a license from the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board in 2009; and has been providing Substance Abuse Trainings in Elizabeth City North Carolina since then; In 2010 RAWM received its National Educational Training Providers Certification from the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC);
In 2010 RAWM developed an alumni and study group for its CASAC trainees in 2010; and in 2011 RAWM opened its second franchise satellite training site (i.e., in Hempstead Long Island under the directorship of Minister Robert Graham of the Divine Concepts). In addition; RAWM was awarded a grant from the Federal Faith Based Initiative via the Access to Recovery that allow for Recovery Support Services.
On May 18, of 2011 Pastor Ferrand received a Citation from the City Council Member Diana Reya of the 34th District in Brooklyn , NY. and on the same night he received the highest award offered to a United States Civilian; wherein he received a Congressional Award from the United states Congress presented to him personally by the Honorable Congressman Edolphus Towns and read into congressional record on during the proceedings and debates of the 112th congress. In May of 2012 RAWM opened up a second location at 194 Irving Avenue in Brooklyn NY where it presently has its worship celebrations. RAWM provides a weekly Men’s group “Entitled Iron Sharpens Iron” which is geared toward providing support to Men; RAWM provides a Women’s Let’s Talk Session Weekly which is geared toward assisting Women in Need;
RAWM also provides prayer nights for individuals seeking prayer; wherein individuals are able to call in for prayer if they are unable to make it via a conference call; RAWM periodically provides a venue for college learners in need of internships; as well as 12 Step Self help groups on Wednesdays; RAWM provides assistance to the formerly incarcerated and others, by conducting assessments, providing counseling, food and, referrals for shelter and VOC/ED services. RAWM’s is committed towards reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS, recidivism, and relapse amongst the formerly incarcerated and chemically dependent individuals. RAWM’s provide Sunday School, Sunday Worship Services, Bible Teaching, and venue for Summer Youth Employment etcetera
RAWM’s has received many accolades from several venues including but not limited to proclamations from the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, a proclamation from the N.Y.S. Governor Paterson’s Office, a National Clergy Appreciation City Council Citation from the Office of Christine Quinn and, three grants for the Youth Program from Council Woman Diana Reyna of the 34th District; as well as grants from the Latino Commission on AIDS; RAWM’s seeks to continue collaborating with other Ministries, Pastors Political Leaders, Private Corporations and others in efforts to help assist the underserved around the world. We look forward to building an estate where services can be expanded to assist the community needs in the above mentioned areas and much more.
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