On the occasion of our 7th anniversary, four other programs: Good Works (food shelf), Safe Haven (shelter), Education 1st (after-school/summer school program), and Chance (Job readiness program) were added to better alleviate poverty in our community.
The Lord’s Kitchen provides nutritious hot dinner to the homeless and struggling families. We serve an average of 150 meals each week. The kitchen is open from 4:00 to 6:00 pm every Wednesday.
We distribute perishable and nonperishable food items to the needy. The food shelf is open Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00pm.
We believe if students had the right support with schoolwork and homework, their chances of graduating high school would increase. Through Education 1st, students will have access to trained volunteer instructors who will supplement schoolwork instruction and help students with homework. The vision is to assist students to gain skills necessary to graduate high school.
When fully operational, the Education 1ST Center will have a computer center where students would have the option of working with a teacher in person or remotely. The center will be open after school hours year round.
Chance is an individualized job readiness program. We believe each individual has unique challenges to employment. Success may not come until those challenges are met. Consequently, we start by conducting a job readiness assessment to ascertain where the individual applicant is, then work with the applicant to fashion a distinctive path.
Regardless of unique challenges, we help with resume writing, improving interview skills and work with clients to get their GED.
Safe Haven: Women and children in domestic violence situations need a safe place they can call home as they start to rebuild their lives. Safe Haven provides transitional housing and support services to mothers and their children. Whether it’s getting back in school or finding employment, we will support them to success.
Troop Support was started by our veteran-volunteers, who having gone through the same experience, understand the joy of receiving “a package from home” while serving overseas.
Troop Support is a program that sends our deployed troops “a piece of home in a box”, and also host fun programs for children of our deployed servicemen and women.
Watch out for the troop support drives and packing parties on our website.