Vessels International

Partner Type

International Focus

Description and Mission

Our organizational mission is to holistically assist distressed women and children by procuring, liaising, and administering vital services which pertain to ones physical and emotional well-being. Vessels International is a non-partisan, 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which adheres to Christian-based charitable precepts.


Our focus is to target the following demographics with humanitarian aid and compassionate services: women and children—particularly widows, orphans, and disabled persons—including, but not limited to, domestically-abused, victims of human trafficking, disenfranchised, and ‘discarded’ female populations, victims of disease, hearing impaired, blind, partially-paralyzed and immobile. We also strive to support, establish, and develop homes for women and children—preferably employing an intergenerational and cottage-style or “village” model, as it aligns with prevailing cultural expectations. We work to establish community-action programs around the world by promoting: economic empowerment via micro-finance ventures; mobility; literacy and vocational training. Our organization also institutes art workshops and support existing art therapy camps, to encourage creative expression & facilitate emotional and/or spiritual healing. Additionally, we foster eco-mentorship and environmental sustainability through the following initiatives: agro forestry, waste management/recycling, livestock procurement, alternative fuel solutions, recycling programs, and community-based gardening. Lastly, we provide needed resources in the following vital areas: health, wellness and nutrition, which may also include water purification and digging wells, as the need arises.

Special emphasis and skills:

Domestic Violence Awareness, Domestic Violence Prevention, Financial Development, Not-For-Profit Management, Youth Emphasis, Environmental Issues, International Studies, Family Assistance, Basic Needs, International Issues

Contact Information:

4003 Bradbury Drive, Suite B

Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: (573) 268-4090


How to Serve

I want to earn credit for service (through service-learning)

In order to earn credit while serving on this project, please contact the MU Office of Service Learning online by submitting this form or calling us at 573.882.0227.

I want to volunteer

If you want to volunteer with this agency, please contact them directly through the contact information listed above.