Carl Resener Men’s Shelter
The Transient Ministry provides the necessities of life to every man who ventures to our main campus. Whether a man eats a single meal, stays a single night, enjoys the Mission’s hospitality for months or, being moved by God’s grace, decides to enter the life-recovery program, our counselors, chaplains and volunteers will be there to serve his needs. These necessities include nutritious meals; warm, safe nights rest; medical care; clean clothing and hot showers, all thanks to the generosity of donors like you.
The Barnabas House uses a spiritual, instead of a clinical, approach to helping men ages 25 and older resolve personal problems and chemical addictions. Life-recovery programs at the Mission require seven months residency in dorms, and men must participate in work therapy and spiritual instruction. Many undergo detoxification from drug or alcohol addictions and learn abstinence. To get back on their feet, men are offered classes in job preparedness, interviewing skills, financial accountability and interpersonal relationships. They also have the opportunity to take their GED certification exam. After graduating from the life-recovery program, there is an option to live in transitional housing for a nominal rent until their financial and personal affairs are settled.
The Anchor Home program helps men ages 18-24 overcome youthful indiscretions. Some youths make bad decisions before reaching legal age only to find themselves homeless. While in our life-recovery program, young men are given the opportunity to participate in our education program in order to improve their academic and employment skills or obtain their GED. A life-recovery graduate contributes to the community by finding gainful employment and moving into stable housing. More importantly, a young man is made spiritually whole, with many years ahead of building and growing God's Kingdom.