|McKenzie (far left) and Josh (far right) both learned compassion |
and how to help homeless young clients this summer.
Read out our internship and pass the word to mature juniors. We have a weekly stipend we can pay. Not a lot but enough to keep one from needing a second job.
|At prayer time, clients enjoy a meal, making or listening to music, |
and reconnecting with prayer for themselves and others.
We need volunteers at all our events to help prepare food, reheat food, setup, greet, and clean-up. Take our volunteer orientation and sign up!
|Rosie our ministry dog reconnects with a client who is now in college, |
working, and living on her own away from the streets!
We keep in touch with clients who have transitioned from the street and offer them prayer request service. You can join our prayer team and receive one specific prayer request about one client every 3 or 4 weeks. Sign-up at our single sign-up page.
Whit spent the better part of 2015 addicted to synthetic drugs, but faith shared with him on the street among our clients changed his life and saved him!
We share newsletters quarterly that highlight one aspect of ministry. Over time you get a really good idea of what we're about. Sign-up at our sign sign-in page.
|Darvin helps one of our clients at the Christmas party. |
Darvin has trained and volunteered for 6 months this year!
We loved having Darvin Tan as our leadership intern in 2015. His term began in June. He studied for 13-weeks and learned to lean an urban poverty-informed ministry like ours. He feels so called that he continues to volunteer as he awaits approval of his religious worker visa to become our second Journeyman missionary sometime in 2016!
We look forward to new applicants for our leadership intern positions for spring, summer, and fall. Read about it and spread the word. Perfect for those considering a religious call, those interested in social work, or drug counseling!
|Clients got dressed up in formal wear for a fancy sit-down dinner |
followed by a prom, complete with light show and fun!
Our partnership work with Lifeworks need underwriters. We help out Lifeworks everyday and they are not able to pay our staff for the hours spent. See how we spend our funds at our donor page.
|Clients lit advent candles and helped tell the Gospel story through hope, peace, joy, and love. |
Here the peace candle is lit carefully from the hope candle.
Our Christmas party is our most extravagant event of the year. We served almost 60 clients this year. They receive practical and fun gifts in exchange for participation in lots of fun games and activities! We overhead things like "I haven't had a gift in over four years" and "I thought it was be lame, but that was really fun!"
|This client sports new great-fitting shoes selected from our office after being donated. |
We leverage those items into relationships and opportunities for counseling.
We need all sorts of items. We keep them listed on our wishlist page. We appreciated used items no longer wanted at home, but we also maintain an Amazon wishlist for some items. We also appreciate shoppers who watch for sales on individual chip packages for outreach.
Earlier this year, some people from Cirque du Soleil offered the ministry free tickets to go see their circus performance "Kooza" on opening night. We brought a handful of clients, as well as a few friends that work for Lifeworks, who tagged along to help us. The show was very fun, at times interactive, and almost everyone said they had a positive experience from getting to go. Several clients committed to making life-changes as a result of the experience! Three are in college and one is working!
We invite regular volunteers to chaperone our "field trips." So head on over to our volunteer page, take the online orientation, and sign-up to become a regular. You never know what awesome event you might get to accompany clients on!
We partner with lots of churches around town. If you'd be interested in hosting a special event like a game night, a dance, a trip to the zoo, or a museum, sign-up to receive our partner newsletter so you'll be ready to help!