Empty stomachs hurt. They break concentration and make the future seem impossible. Providing healthy meals is essential. We have a number of meal sites that provide hot, nutritious meals to help individuals maintain a healthy body.
With the purchase of a building at 810 6th St, Bremerton, the Mission will be able to expand it's current ministries and provide some new services.
Dayroom - Open year-round, Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. This program offers case management, education, employment counseling and connection to a variety of other services available in the community. The Dayroom will have an expanded capacity when the building is complete.
Educational Services - We offer services to help our guests prepare for a better future. We help find support for enrolling in school, completing a GED, writing good resumes, setting and achieving goals and increasing hope!
Mobile Showers - We will continue our regular schedule but will focus more on the outlying areas of our county. The facility will have showers for our overnight guests as well as for our program guests.
Clothing Distribution - With the advent of a full commercial laundry facility in the new building, we will be able to expand our clothing ministry and provide better service to our guests.
Most Urgent Needs:
Deodorant - Razors - Men's Jeans 30-38 waist - Men's Shoes - all sizes -Men's Underwear - all sizes
Meal Program - We will continue to offer mobile meals and will expand our current program. In addition, we will be offering an evening meal to the guests who use our overnight shelter.
Safe Harbor Shelter -This low-barrier shelter is now open every night to all who need it. The shelter opens each evening with a shower, fresh clothing and a warm safe place to sleep for the night. It will also be expanded from its current capacity of up to 25 individuals to 45 when the building remodel is complete.
Case Management Services - This is one of the newest services we offer to our guests. Our case managers provide an opportunity for our guests to start on the track to end their homeless situation. It can take the form of getting a new phone all the way to walking the guest through the process of finding permanent housing. It also includes working with the guests to overcome the obstacles in their live that keep them from moving forward.
New Ministries to be added when the building is complete:
Fresh Start for Men - is a long-term recovery program for up to 25 men. This program is designed to help restore individuals and help them overcome all the obstacles in their lives that prevent them from being successful.
Fresh Start for Women - We are currently planning to add a 15-bed, single women's program, similar to our program for men.
Major Contributors to our Programs:
Honeywell Charitable Fund
Grace Gospel Chapel
Kitsap Homeless Housing Block Grant
Kitsap Department of Emergency Services
Lutheran Women's Missionary League
Precision Maintenance NW, Inc
Rotory of Silverdale
United Way of Kitsap
Various Individual Donors
Case Management Services...
Clothing & Outdoor Equipment Distribution...
Call Us: 360.373.3428 or fax: 360.627.9496
"... 'Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?" The expert in the law replied, 'The one who had mercy on him.' Jesus told him, 'Go and do likewise.'" Luke 10: 36-37
We provide free clothing to anyone in need three days a week. Without the ability to wash their clothes, clean, warm, dry clothing is an on-going need for the homeless. Shoes also wear out quickly from constant walking and exposure to the elements.
Donation Drop-Off Hours
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday -Friday
Donation Drop-Off is at 810 6th Street, Bremerton.
How do we come alongside those in need and help them restore their lives?
We provide numerous services....
Shelter - safe shelter is another on-going need for the homeless. Our Dayroom provides a place of respite from the weather during the day and our Overnight Shelter provides safe harbor during the night. Both our Dayroom and the Overnight Shelter are open to men, women, and children.
A simple shower...One of the most needed items for the homeless is a hot shower. It cleanses and refreshes both the body and the spirit. We meet this need by providing showers for our overnight guests. We also provide free haircuts in our Dayroom two days per week and are able to provide free hygiene items such as soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
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