Not only do we build relationships with our clients, but we also provide crucial resources such as meals and snacks, socks, toiletries, and clothing. We provide bus passes when working toward goals and college textbooks when enrolled in school!
At 11am, we hold a relationship-building activity. You need to arrive no later than 11:30 to be included. We share a meal together and get to know one another. At 1pm, our co-op team members clean, restock and prepare our drop-in for opening. We realize that not everyone is ready to be a co-op team member, but we expect that everyone will get there. Our drop-in is open from 2-6pm in a come and go format. Our drop-in is easy to access and resembles an apartment, with a kitchen for food, a closet for clothing, a pantry for food, a medicine cabinet for toiletries and first aid supplies, bunk-beds for napping, and a home office for taking care of business.
In addition, we provide access to strengths-based guidance counseling, prayer requests, group activities at 3pm, worship, Bible study, and safe fun activities. When the need arises, we provide candlelight vigils and memorial services.
We give individuals safe and predictable access to our clients that they would otherwise find challenging to create. Volunteers can make a real impact in the lives of people who have rarely been accepted or loved. We train all our volunteers in safe practices and boundaries. Volunteer work in 2 hours shifts. During our relationship event, you will do familiar things such as food preparation, setting the table, sharing a meal, and cleanup. During our come and go events, you will do familiar things like sorting mail, baking snacks, heating food, logging donated items for our pantry or closet, greeting people, or helping clients in the home office with referrals or other information.
We rely primarily on in-kind donations to meet the needs of our clients. We do have a meat and dairy specific fund as these items are not donated frequently.
We update our Amazon Wishlist monthly for specific items we need. You can ship items to the address shown on the list.
In addition, we always need these items which can be brought to any of our drop-off sites shown on the map below the list. We provide email receipts if you use a drop-off form available at each site.
Hard to find Items
Summer Clothes & Items
Winter Clothes & Supplies
Hygiene, Health & First Aid Supplies