Changing the way ministry to the homeless is done, on a continuous basis.
~ BEFRIEND ~ EVALUATE
~ REHABILITATE ~ ELEVATE
“For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’” Deuteronomy 15:11
~ Befriend - in order to help the homeless individual's situation, we get involved in their lives and are ready when they have made a decision to change their circumstance.
~ Rehabilitate - when the homeless individual has completed a rehabilitation program in order to get themselves in a place that they can rejoin society with a clear head, now the Potter's Work is able to offer a training program in the automobile industry, get them them the job they need and break the cycle of homelessness .
~ Evaluate - Not all homeless situations are the same, so we must identify the specific need and direct to the help/resource they need.
~ Elevate - the cycle of homelessness needs to be broken. Often the homeless individual gets out of the hospital, a sobriety program or even jail and they go back to what they know and the people (so called friends) and are back to the same place and situation and the cycle continues.
What could prevent homelessness?
drug/alcohol counseling 34%
mental health services 19%
For Sale: $3,000