Mission: Our mission is to follow the lord jesus christ's great commission by serving homeless and needy men, women, and children. We provide emergency services and comprehensive residential programs to effect lasting change and empower people to become productive members of society. Our services include providing food, shelter, spiritual development, substance abuse treatment, education, computer literacy, health care, programs for "at-risk" children, and affordable housing with god's love.
Programs: The mission operates two residential centers (center for men & center for women and children), and two non-residential programs (community activity center & jeffery tew education center) in miami-dade county. The activity center provides a preventative program for at risk youth. The 245-bed center for men provides emergency services, long-term care, and transitional housing. Approximately 190 men are involved in an 8 to 14-month intensive program of education, rehab, counseling, discipleship training, career preparedness, and job re-entry mentoring via the regeneration program. An additional 250 to 350 homeless men are provided with a shower, change of clothing, and a hot meal daily. The center for women and children is a 40-bed facility that serves homeless or battered women and single mothers with minor children.
there are two centers in broward county. The hollywood center was completed in 1997, providing the first emergency shelter and comprehensive recovery program for the homeless in broward county. The hollywood center provides 90 beds for males including 39 transitional spaces for graduates to prepare for external housing. The hollywood center for women and children provides residential services to 45 women, single or with children. Program services include parenting skills development, computer literacy, education, job placement, budgeting and assistance with housing. The second center in pompano beach provides another 239 beds for men, women and children providing services similar to the hollywood center.
the mission operates two thrift stores (the bargain barn and bargain barn plus) in miami-dade county. These stores provide gently used merchandise such as clothing, appliances, furniture, bric-a-brac, etc. To the general public. Donated items are picked up by our fleet of trucks, and a dedicated staff that includes former program participants. Many donations (furniture, paint, clothing, appliances, etc. ) are put into direct use by our centers; the remaining items are sold to help fund our programs. The bargain barn also accepts donated cars and other motor vehicles. Vehicles that are not used in the ministry are auctioned off on the first saturday of each month, and provide revenue for our programs. The bargain barn is also a place to help train residents for future employment.