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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Hot Lines & Crisis Intervention, Mental Health

Mission: MISSION STATEMENT To provide a relaxing atmosphere promoting room for change. Our Mission and Purpose is to provide relief to the poor, underprivileged, distressed and depressed with a focus on the homeless. To ease neighborhood tensions along with combating community deterioration, over all community delinquency, with a focus on the business community by removing our “friends in need” from the community as a tension force and “setting them free” as a viable, positive contributing force as a changed, new person via their own strengths, their peers’ assistance and our assistance. To be creative in our approach to the issues. Having the ultimate goal of assisting our “friends in need” out of the Chronic Assistance Cycle and self reliant.

Results: We have spent a great deal of time, energies and money helping homeless, formerly homeless and preventing single mother families of more the 4 to stay off the steets this year. We continue to work hard to keep our Friends In Need moving Straight Ahead in order to get off the streets and to prevent from going to the streets.

Target demographics: Homeless or anyone in need and in a crisis

Direct beneficiaries per year: Many in need as we take calls from all over the United States- As of 9-30-2013 we have touched many lives of those in need through our Mobile Crisis Unit in both Knoxville TN and St. Petersburg FL/Clearwater Fl areas along with taking calls for assistance for all across the United States.

Geographic areas served: Clearwater, FL and Knoxville TN

Programs: 1) Mobile Crisis/Intervention Unit and 2) Gammy's Kidz! Where we launder childrens clothing and bedding and feed them too! See Gammy's Kidz at www.gammys.org

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Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Lance Greene and Pat Mischler have done so much amazing work for the homeless thru their organization Straight Ahead Outreach. They have given up feeding themselves to feed the homeless. They have gone without to get warm clothes for the homeless. Lance and Pat have opened their own home to help the homeless. They do everything in their power to get these people back on track with their lives. An important part of their mission is to make others aware of this awful situation with so many homeless people. Lance and Pat are truly angels on earth helping so many homeless people!

Donor

Rating: 5

Lance has worked with ... the real hard cases that other agencies will not handle. He truly shows the best example of Christian love to those whose brains have been altered because of drugs or heredity and who are very difficult to deal with. Lance has been faithful for several years in caring for these folks.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lance & Straight Ahead Outreach are quiet heroes... ones who give of their time, talent & treasure in service of the community in ways most of us would never think about. Lance & his work to help those who are in need go way beyond what bigger organizations do, and he puts his whole life & heart in to it. He is passionate, compassionate & patient, and will go to great lengths to help someone in need. He poses questions to those of us in community who want to help, but don't know how, beckoning us in to give or serve.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I had an experience to work with Lance Greene from Straight Ahead Outreach (Taking Back Your Life). This experience was helping him with a client who was homeless. Mr. Greene is very dedicated in his efforts, giving and stretching his own budget in assisting his clients. I feel he works hard going after donations to assist them with monies owed and tries really hard to work with them to obtain housing and "take back their lives". I commend him on this and wish him very much success in the future.