What happened at Street Life in 2020 (because of your support)
Thank you for your support of Street Life Ministries. Through God’s mercy and your financial support, the ministry has continued to grow and reach more homeless people on the streets than ever before. Each week in Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto we provide hot meals, warm clothing, and the message of God’s grace and hope. More so than ever before, we are providing transitional assistance, helping people get off the streets and giving them the chance to start a new life.
We are now in the coldest and wettest time of the year, when our services are most needed and our resources most strained. Please consider sharing God’s love by donating to help those less fortunate than you.
As we move into 2021 God has given us a clear vision. Street Life is going to create a Homeless to Healthy program that will take someone, from living on the streets to being housed, clean, employed, and fully integrated into society (within six-months). We have noticed a significant number of homeless folks recover from addiction, get into housing, but end up back on the streets a few months later because of unhealthy habits. Things they picked up on the streets do not work well in normal society and these include hoarding, terrible hygiene, and bad friends. We also noticed a direct correlation between time invested in someone and ability to permanently get off the streets. Therefore, we want to do something for these people who need a little extra support to overcome their personal issues. We have homeless folks ready to enroll in this program and we know how to help them. We just need the resources to do it. Please be in prayer on how you can support this vision; you will hear more about this in the coming year!
Did you know many employers match donations you make to Street Life Ministries? Some will even match based on hours you spent volunteering. Click HERE for our website to see if your company will double your contributions to Street Life for 2020.
Finally, I would like to leave you with a short video that shows some of beautiful things that happened this year because of your support (click the video below).
God Bless and Merry Christmas,
David J Shearin
Pastor/Executive Director at Street Life Ministries