130 N Cotton St
Right next to our residential building, we have the Corner of Hope. This is our outreach to the homeless community who are in need, but are not residents. The facility provides food and drinks, a place to shower, clean clothes, and laundry machines all for free. We serve anywhere from 60 to 90 people Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 2pm.
We chose to open this outreach in April of 2017 because we noticed that our community needed more of our help. For most, the Corner is an opportunity to relax for a few hours and have their needs met. The people who come have sometimes been living on the streets for years. Still, many of them do not want to stay in a shelter for a variety of reasons.
Sadly one of the reasons is that most homeless shelters carry a bad reputation for being filled with drugs and violence. As a result, many people chose not to trust or stay in homeless shelters. The Corner of Hope helps breakdown those stereotypes and regain the trust of the community. Ultimately we want to show people that God's love is faithful and that we provide a nurturing environment for our community.
For those seeking help, the Corner of Hope is open Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 2pm. Women can come Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:30-12:30pm for their privacy.