The mission of Rescued Treasures is to provide training and support to individuals who would like to enter or re-enter the workforce so they will become comfortable in the working environment. This will be accomplished by offering training programs tailored to their Individual Development Plan they create with our Peer Employment Specialist.
We are a not for profit program that operates on donations of furniture and household goods from our local community. All of our profits are reinvested into this training program and Barnabas House Homeless Shelter.
If you have items you would like to donate please call us at
We will arrange free pick up by appointment.
Charitable donation receipts are available for tax purposes.
The Barnabas House is a non-profit organization that provides help and hope to individuals in their time of need. We believe that every human being has a right to the basic needs, such as shelter, food, clothing and services our community has to offer.
The Barnabas House was established 10 years ago by Joe Selenski, Executive Director of Lifeway Community Church, who saw the need in our county.
Approximately 1000 individuals were helped thanks to Mr. Selenski and the generosity of our community members. Many individuals have volunteered their time throughout the years working directly with the residence to support them through their transition.
In June of 2015, Community Connections of Franklin County, a non-profit organization took over management control of the Barnabas House. We feel adding our services to the services already being provided at the shelter will increase an individual's chance to move into a sustainable living situation.
We work collaboratively with social services and utilize all support programs in Franklin County. It is with this combined effort that the homeless can be transitioned into a stable wellness situation.
The Barnabas House is funded through DSS, United Way, and our community members making donations as well as our annual bell ringing at Christmas time. We are always in need of resources and volunteers. If you would like to assist the Barnabas Homeless Shelter, please contact Community Connections 518-521-3507.
The Malone Amvets continue to be strong partners of the Veterans Coalition of Franklin County, they are a real example of how local veterans not only help each other through maintaining a military camaraderie but also as an asset to their community. not only help each other but they serve the local community. It is through these partnerships with our local service organizations that we are able to help our local veterans.
of Franklin County
Our mission is to unite our county service organizations to work together, so that we can better serve our local veterans. The men and women of our armed forces, many who have laid down there lives for our freedom, while others have returned home, scarred physically and emotionally. The coalition has taken on the task of helping our local veterans navigate compensation applications, sustainable housing, adequate food and mutual support. Our goal is to provide our returning veterans the tools needed to become successful in our community.
You are Americas elite 8% and should be treated with dignity, honor and respect.
If you are struggling with issues that at one time seemed easy to deal with but now are overwhelming then let us assist you by calling our veteran specialist.
Together We Will Find a Way.
Local Crisis line (518)-483-3261
Suicide Prevention Coalition
"Not Another Life to Lose!"
We envision a community with zero suicides; where individuals have the ability to access services so another life will not be lost.
Our mission is to work together as a community to raise awareness about suicide in our county, reduce the incidence of suicide and provide support to all those effected.
The coalition educates the community about suicide risk factors, in an effort to increase the ability to recognize the warning signs and intervene when someone is suicidal and promote the use of supports and resources throughout our region.