Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of an organization is Stauros?
Stauros Ministries was established in 1998 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Board of Directors consists of nine voluntary members who also support the ministry. In addition to our volunteers, we have two paid pastoral care workers: John Burghauser, who is entering his 20th year of service, and Justin Talbott, who was approved by the board in April of 2022 to serve alongside John.
What does the word ‘Stauros’ mean?
Stauros is a Greek word from the New Testament which translates to ‘the cross’.
Where does Stauros Ministries operate?
The work of Stauros centers around Baltimore, MD and surrounding counties. We occasionally travel to neighboring states, such as Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. John and Justin will also be traveling to Alaska to help with the recent drug and alcohol epidemic. While our one-to-one work necessitates close proximity with our contacts we also utilize video and telecommunication when necessary.
How does Stauros receive its funding?
Stauros Ministries is funded entirely by private donations from individuals, churches, and organizations.
How long has Stauros Ministries been working with addicts?
The work of Stauros Ministries began in 1995, and was officially established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1998. The sister organization of Stauros Ministries, The Stauros Foundation, was formed in 1980 and is based in the United Kingdom.
Do you provide rehabilitation services?
A residential treatment facility is currently underway in the United Kingdom under the banner of our sister organization, the Stauros Foundation. While we can offer advice, Stauros Ministries currently offers support through personal, one-to-one relationships. We also provide workshops and training in order to better equip individuals who endeavor to help those in need. For more information regarding substance abuse rehabilitation and social services please contact us.