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ATLAS OF THE LAKES

THE BEGINNING

ATLAS of the Lakes Area was opened by Dave Butterworth, who had been serving on the

board at the Spencer ATLAS.

The Spencer ATLAS board began taking a look at the ATLAS mission and vision with the discussion leading to the potential goal of expanding and broadening the scope of the ministry. The goal is to reach more people and to promote helping others who find themselves with high needs.  Eventually, this led to the possibility of opening a satellite office in the Lakes Area.

         In January of 2019 the ATLAS of Spencer board authorized the establishment of the satellite office in the Lakes Area. The ministry was organized during a year that was slowed by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

 Finally, in February of 2021, ATLAS of the Lakes Area received its official 501(c)3 non-profit status and The ATLAS of the Lakes office officially opened on February 4, 2021.

ATLAS of the Lakes Area is a Christian non-profit agency that is here to serve

the "invisible" in the community. 

ATLAS of the Lakes Area Mission and Vision

Sharing Our "Daily" Mission and Our "Ongoing" Vision

Our Mission

To build loving relationships and to be advocates for those in need, providing Christian guidance and mentoring support, resulting in over-all growth and betterment of lives.

CHANGED LIVES THROUGH

CHRISTIAN LOVE AND ADVOCACY

Our Vision

To unite the broad community in providing life-altering help

to those facing high needs.

Atlas seeks to be a catalyst for cooperation among churches,

Christian ministry groups, secular groups, and government agencies,

while being a clearinghouse connecting

those in need with the appropriate caregivers

FOSTERING COMMUNITY AWARENESS,

CONCERN, AND RESPONSE 

TO AREA RESIDENTS WITH HIGH NEEDS

ATLAS is only a tiny piece of the huge vision of helping those with high needs

in the Iowa Great Lakes Area and surrounding communities.

We truly need the help and hearts of the entire community

to meaningfully accomplish this Mission and Vision.

THANK YOU FOR THE PART EACH OF YOU DO TO HELP

THOSE WITH HIGH NEEDS WHO YOU ENCOUNTER IN THE COMMUNITY.

Also, we are eternally grateful for all you do for ATLAS that helps us do the same.

BY JOINING TOGETHER,

WE MAKE A SIGNIGICANT DIFFERENCE

IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS!

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