Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of an organization is Stauros?
Stauros Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1998.. The Board of Directors consists of nine voluntary members. In addition to our volunteers, we have one full-time worker (John Burghauser), and one part-time worker (Justin Talbott) who is in the process of entering the ministry on a full-time basis.
What does the word ‘Stauros’ mean?
Stauros is a Greek word from the New Testament which translates to ‘the cross of Christ’.
Where does Stauros Ministries operate?
Our work centers around Baltimore, MD, the surrounding counties, and specific areas of neighboring states. While we utilize online tools for communication, the nature of our one-to-one work requires us to be in close proximty to our contacts.
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 the organization was officially established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1998. The sister organization of Stauros Ministries, The Stauros Foundation, is based in the United Kingdom and was formed in 1980.
Do you provide rehabilitation services?
Not at the present time. We offer support through personal, one-to-one relationships, along with workshops and training in order to better equip those who endeavor to help those who struggle with addiction. For information regarding substance abuse rehabilitation and social services please contact us.