The Crisis Room Ministry at Aldersgate was begun over 30 years ago by one of Aldersgate's charter members, Fran Mickett. Fran started the Crisis Room in response to clothing and food needs of many people in the area. As this ministry developed, she enlisted the help of the Aldersgate United Methodist Women. The Crisis Room remained with the UMW until about 2000, when it became a separate ministry of the church. Families from the Middlesex County area can get food, clothing and financial assistance from the Crisis Room. We provide food and clothing assistance with no questions asked. Social service agencies in the area recommend families who need financial help. Clothing and food are donated by church families and other churches, organizations and individuals throughout the year. We receive funding from Aldersgate, Trinity Presbyterian Church, from some of the proceeds of the CROP Walk, from private donations, and a few small grants.