SafeHouse Outreach (2005)
When Willie E. Russell
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Read an account of a CityLights visit to SafeHouse here.
SafeHouse Outreach 2005 Update
SafeHouse has been serving people experiencing personal brokenness since 1983. At CityLights Tuesday morning, SafeHouse president Philip Bray gave an overview of SafeHouse Outreach.
The Problem Solvers ministry serves the homeless in Atlanta with transitional placement, reunification of families, temporary addresses, telephone use, and transportation assistance. Over 2000 phone calls to reconnect with home have been made, 1011 people have been provided mail service, and over 723 people have received job or housing referrals in 2005. The goal of Problem Solvers is to provide a hand-up, not just a hand-out, for people who are trying to improve hard situations in their lives.
Church on the Street, another part of SafeHouse, has 23 worship services a week for street dwellers, the addicted, and any other person looking for hope. Local churches provide meals at these meetings, which take place not only at SafeHouse, but also under bridges and in parks, right where the people are. So far this year, 131,733 meals have been served by 4,327 volunteers.
A newer focus for SafeHouse is the Family Resource Center. The Family Resource Center provides crisis intervention for pregnant teens, parenting classes, and mentoring. By helping one person at a time, the Center changes families, who in turn improve communities.
SafeHouse thrives on volunteer support and has a history of creating volunteer opportunities that put compassion into action. Go to www.safehouseoutreach.com to learn more about how you can get involved.
- 24/7 Gateway (2005)
- AMEN, Inc. (2005)
- Atlanta American Red Cross (2005)
- Atlanta Community Food Bank (2006)
- Atlanta Development Authority (2005)
- Atlanta Housing (2006)
- Atlanta Intercultural Ministries (2005)
- Atlanta Mission (2011)
- Atlanta Youth Academy (2007)
- Beltline & Proposed Westside Park (2011)
- Buckhead Christian Ministry (2006)
- Carver Bible College (2006)
- Carver YMCA (2009)
- Charis Community Housing (2012)
- Childspring (2007)
- City of Refuge
- Communitites in Schools (2005, 2007,2011)
- Covenant House (2004)
- Create Your Dreams (2005)
- David Allman and Friends (2004)
- Families First (2006)
- FCS Urban Ministries
- Frazer Center (2012)
- Georgia Student Leadership Forum
- Good Samaritan Health Center (2005)
- How People Grow (2012)
- Jars of Clay Outreach (2006)
- Justice (2012)
- The Leaders Lyceum
- Life Lessons (2006)
- Mary Mac's (2009)
- MedShare International (2004)
- SafeHouse Outreach (2005)
- Sears Building Becoming Ponce City Market (2012)
- Theatrical Outfit (2011)