Ghent Area Ministry (GAM) began assisting those in need in Norfolk in August 2000 as an outreach of neighbor congregations in Ghent who desired to meet the needs of the indigent, distressed, and homeless, both singles and families, who approached them with frequency. Centralizing the services under one name and direction resulted in the formation of GAM.




Ghent Area Ministry (GAM) is a  collaboration of faith communities serving the marginalized residents of Norfolk. We do this out of our common commitment to justice. 

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  • Bring Faith Communities Together

  • Provide a Resource Center

  • Empower People in Need



  • Collaboration- we partner with diverse faith communites and other service providers

  • Responsibility- we work wisely to help others help themselves

  • Dignitiy- every person is worthy of respect

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