A Hand Up, NOT a Hand Out is the mantra of Timon’s Ministries, a day resource center serving the Flour Bluff Community since 2000 after a group of churches got together back in the late ‘90’s incorporating and finding a building to house the growing “sandwich ministry” that was initiated by St. Peter’s by the Sea in 1989.
Today Timon’s serves hot meals averaging between 80-100 guests five days a week. In addition, the Crisis Pantry distributes between 3-4 tons of groceries into the local community. Timon’s also delivers groceries to the elderly or infirm who cannot travel to the pantry. Laundry and showers are very popular and a free clothing closet is stocked by the community and staffed with volunteers. It is important to note that Timon’s clients are predominately the working poor. Only 19% of the clients served are actually homeless.
Initially primarily a feeding station, Timon’s has evolved into a day resource center with a complement of health services serving not just the local community but all low/no income, non‑insured individuals.
The William Allen Dental clinic opened in 2009. Volunteer dentists have treated over 2200 patients from throughout the Coastal Bend. In 2011, Timon’s began monthly eye care, providing new frames and appropriate lenses free of charge to drug free individuals
Family medicine was integrated in the health arm of the ministry in 2011. Our volunteer MD has over 2500 patient charts all within the parameters of who we serve. This population often has unresolved health issues that preclude their being treated by the dentists. If the patient has no insurance, they may be treated by our MD.
One third of the patients are either pre diabetic or have diabetes. This led to Timon’s securing a grant from the Coastal Bend Diabetes Initiative that funds diabetes classes and better food choices in the dining room. A grant from Methodist Healthcare Ministries funds the medicines, medical supplies, eye wear and dental supplies.
Other financial assistance for medicines, ID’s, birth certificates and licensing is provided. As with dental and eye care, these services are available to drug free individuals.
Timon’s is a 501c3 tax-exempt charity funded by churches, individuals, grants and fundraisers.
Timon's Ministries (Timon’s) is a day resource center serving the Community.
Organized and incorporated by a group of churches in 1999, Timon’s opened its doors in 2000.
Timon’s prides itself in “making a difference” in the community by offering the following services: