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About Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder operates under the non-profit (26-1971118) Touch Hearts Center for Development umbrella.  Co-founded by Apostle Frank Lacey, John Roller, and Brian Gillespie, Jacob's Ladder is an inter-faith-based program to encourage and empower Families and Individuals along a path to Self-Reliance / Independence through the provision of needed resources.  

Tim White, the founder and Executive Director of SFS has recently announced the
transfer of the SFS mission to “Shield Children from Hunger” to Jacob’s
Ladder.  Since 2017 Stafford Food Security (SFS) has been providing support to children
and families in the Stafford County area. Since its inception, SFS has provided over
100,000 meals via its school backpack program, community meals, and its Hunger
Strike Force food truck.  

Jacob’s Ladder will continue to provide the key services initiated by SFS,
ensuring Stafford area schools continue to receive healthy emergency backpack meals
for educators to distribute to families in need. Jacob’s Ladder will also continue the SFS
mission to build relationships in the community by conducting community meals in area
neighborhoods. Additionally, Jacob’s Ladder will augment existing SFS capabilities by
providing food distribution and educational services consistent with the Jacob’s Ladder’s

Mr. White will continue to serve the community in an advisory capacity to Jacob’s
Ladder, assisting Jacob’s Ladder in employing its resources within and around Stafford
County. The merging of these two entities allows for greater reach and employment of
their individual resources and allows for continued support for the Stafford community.

We help to create the HOPE, so that you may see the LIGHT at the end of the tunnel.

Who can get involved?  We seek community involvement with Agencies, Churches, Schools, and Organizations to help identify the individuals and or families that need the services of Jacob's Ladder.

Our Mission



Work with community partners to identify the skills needed in the community and those that are in need of those skills



Work with individuals and or families to choose a desired path, then we develop the skills necessary to achieve that path



Teach self sustaining skills and on-going seminars and workshops to maintain and sustain independence

  • Amazon Fresh has donated to Operation Care for the Troops – DC Area  > $8.2 Million commercial valued products in 2023

  • Operation Care for the Troops - DC Area, in partnership with Jacob’s Ladder, distributed donations (not needed by the troops)  to > 4,500 families throughout the DC Area in 2023

  •   > 30 Community Partners (& increasing)

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