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SERVE and Put OTHERS First

Advocate Ancillary Program
   Homeless and Prison Outreach

Matthew 25:36 

I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
One of our main missions is to obey the above scripture.  We are enabled and empowered by Jesus do this for him via community outreach events, donations, fundraisers and grants.   


 

In our quest to understand the homeless and homelessness we decided to ask our beloved friends what they really wanted or needed...?

 

We interviewed many folks and there was a central theme which came up.

 

Interestingly enough...

It was not so much Material Items or even Food, clothing and shelter. 

Although everyone needs these things to survive.

 

So what are the deep underlying needs of the homeless and prisoners?

 

Turns out it is Advocacy, friendship, mentoring, and support... Someone who will listen and help out when asked or needed.

An Advocate is

a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.

Ancillary is providing the necessary support to the primary activities or operation of an organization, institution, industry, or system.  

This is why we have formed the Advocate Ancillary Program.

Homelessness and Prison Recidivism can be a self perpetuating cycle. When a Prisoner is released they may struggle with finding acceptance, a job, home or support from their family or friends.  This is why they end up in shelters or homeless.  When exposed to the street and ghetto environment they might be sent back to prison due to desperation.  Our mission is to change the mind and heart of the human person by way of divine intervention. Jesus Christ.  We believe God himself is the complete solution to evil and darkness in our world. 

 

John 3:16 Says

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son (Jesus), that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. 18 Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

19 And this is the verdict: The Light has come into the world, but men loved the darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come into the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever practices the truth comes into the Light, so that it may be seen clearly that what he has done has been accomplished in God.”

 
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