Frequently Asked Questions

What Exactly is Stauros Ministries?

Founded in 1998, Stauros Ministries is a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our leadership includes a nine-member volunteer Board of Directors. On the ground, we have two pastoral care workers: John Burghauser, with two decades of service, and Justin Talbott, who joined our team in April 2022.

The Origin of ‘Stauros’: What Does it Mean?

‘Stauros’ is derived from the Greek language, as used in the New Testament, meaning ‘the cross.’

Stauros Ministries: Where Do You Operate?

Primarily, our activities are concentrated in and around Baltimore, MD, including neighboring counties. We also extend our reach to nearby states like Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. John and Justin are even venturing to Alaska to address the rising issues of drug and alcohol abuse. While we value in-person interaction, we also leverage video and telecommunication for remote support.

How is Stauros Ministries Funded?

Our operations are entirely funded through 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.

Does Stauros Provide Rehabilitation Services?

Our sister organization in the UK, the Stauros Foundation, is developing a residential treatment facility in Straidhavern, after moving their headquarters and residential treatment center from Ballyards Castle. At Stauros Ministries in the United States, we focus on offering personal support and mentorship. Our approach includes workshops and training to empower those helping individuals struggling with addiction. For detailed information on substance abuse rehabilitation and social services, please get in touch with us.

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