MEN'S TRANSITION PROGRAM
The Men's Transition Program empowers men to transition out of poverty, homelessness and addiction. The program enables them to discover their God-given worth and purpose in a safe atmosphere of unconditional love, acceptance and forgiveness.
This two-day a week program that provides life skills, specific job skills, nurturing, Bible study and prayer to men who are homeless and/or unemployed. It is designed to restore dignity and hope for the future while providing the training in life and job skills that will enable them to get on a path to independence.
The men also participate in a 12-step Life Group in the afternoons, which is a great means of support and encouragement for every man.
The Men's Transition Program is modeled after an informal effort we had that produced great results. A few years ago, we recruited men from our soup kitchen to help us bring in the large food deliveries we need each week. During the process of working informally with the men, providing a structured work environment and community, meals, celebrating birthdays, helping them to access social services, they began to change. Over time and with the assist they received from this ministry, they came out of homelessness and have established new lives.
The Men's Transition Program was launched in July 2014 by Pastor Perry Hutchins who is the Director of the program.