We provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the homeless of Berks County to share the life-changing message of the Gospel with the HOPE of seeing them restored to a productive life.
Case managers identify & coordinate support for the wide range of factors that led to each man's homelessness that include mental health, addiction, legal and financial struggles.
Cold weather emergency shelter program that operates throughout the winter months. It provides emergency shelter for an additional 80-100 men nightly. Men sleep on bunkbeds in Mission gym. They have access to meals and facilities listed under Safe Haven.
Operates the same as Safe Haven, but from November through March
Year round emergency shelter program that offers food, clothing and shelter for up to 85 men daily. Men are provided a single bed and lockable wardrobe in a dormitory setting. Program participants attend nightly evening chapels led by local church partners, immediately followed by dinner. Men in Safe Haven also have daily access to Wi-Fi enabled laptops, gym, laundry services, and showers.
Twelve-month in-house work program that gives men the opportunity to contribute to the Mission directly. Program participants reside in individual rooms on our 2nd floor. Disciples help with Mission operations, have regular work assignments, and attend prayer meetings and Bible studies.
Discipleship Work Requirements: In order to apply for this program, a man must first stay in one of our overnight relief programs for a minimum of two weeks without incident. Applicants must volunteer in a work assignment alongside current disciples for a probationary period and pass a drug screening test.
EDUCATIONAL, INFORMATIONAL, AND VOCATIONAL PROGRAM
In addition to Director run internal classes covering basic life skills, Bible application, and Christian Leadership we offer the following externally run classes at various times throughout the year:
Workforce Development classes focusing on the following:
Smoking cessation classes
One-on-one weekly mentorship opportunities
TUMI Bible College courses
Through any one of three sub-programs (Work Transition, Back to School, Fixed Income), men accepted into our THP can receive six-month housing contracts that will allow them to save money, learn how to budget their finances, and work with our Case Management Team to assist in procuring permanent independent housing appropriate to each man’s income and situation.
Program fees vary depending on the sub-program and income level of each applicant. For more information or to apply please stop at our Welcome Center during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.