As a leading provider Nehemiah Educational and Economic Development Inc.(N.E.E.D Inc.) a non-profit organization was initiated to coordinate outreach programs for high-risk individuals, education and economic development.
Counseling, computer training, tutorial programs, medical and health seminars, drives and campaigns make up the diverse range of activities we offer to support and promote our community. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our customers and community each and every day.
We assist individuals by revitalizing communities with programs that develop productive citizens and lifelong learning experiences.
In 1990, Erline Moore-Cobb, a nurse and member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, became infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from a needle stick. Willie C. Barnes, pastor of Macedonia, was moved by Mrs. Moore-Cobb’s experience to help those infected and affected by HIV and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Reverend Barnes implemented a ministry called Just Like Me which provided outreach, food and support groups for people living with HIV/AIDS. The services were funded by the church for 10 years and on average, provided care for 45 people each year.
The community’s need outgrew the church’s budget and Reverend Barnes created a separate organization to provide assistance to underserved residents in Central Florida. As a result. Nehemiah Educational and Economic Development. Inc. (N.E.E.D.), a non-profit organization, was established on February 28, 2000.
Today, Nehemiah Educational and Economic Development, Inc. (N.E.E.D.) is a 501 0 (3) nonprofit organization that provides an array of services to the community, including Youth Services. N.E.E.D.‘s Youth Services Division is experienced in providing prevention and intervention services to youth and families. We have very capable management and program staff, experienced in working directly with youth.
Over the years, The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice has awarded N.E.E.D. several prevention grants to operate mentoring, afterschool and delinquency prevention programs. N.E.E.D. has also operated employability skills programs. N.E.E.D.‘s CINS/FINS program targets children, ages 6-17, which meet the following criteria for admissions: Runaway, Ungovernable Behavior, Truancy/School Issues and Homelessness.
N.E.E.D. seeks partners in the community to work with us in meeting our goals of helping youth and their families be successful and en-joy healthy relationships. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.