For nearly 15 years, Neighbors of Hope has been a vital force in our community through the generous support of donors, volunteers, and prayer warriors. Now we have an opportunity to minister to more men, women, veterans, and families in new ways.
Over the past year, the gaps we’ve identified in our community for our neighbors in need of hope are:
We are currently able to serve half of the number of men we historically have enrolled in the Fresh Start and LifeChange residential programs due to space constraints in a temporary facility. We’ve also identified that our program participants can benefit from additional outpatient services and easy access to other programs that will increase their likelihood of continued sobriety after graduation.
Approximately 43 percent of Lenawee County households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, childcare, food, technology, health care, and transportation in spite of the fact that one or more members of the household are employed. These families are living one paycheck away from a crisis that could lead to homelessness and hunger.
Our Good Neighbor Center, located at 227 Riverside Avenue in Adrian, will fill the gap for those trying to overcome addiction, our under-served veterans, and families struggling to make ends meet.
The lower level will allow us to expand the Fresh Start and LifeChange residential programs, doubling our capacity and increasing the opportunities for men to overcome the issues that have contributed to their addiction and/or homelessness.
The upper level will provide space for other social service agencies to partner with us, providing expanded services to our men and women ,as well as giving us an opportunity to offer outpatient addiction recovery services.
In addition to our residential programs, we will create a new programs to minister to men, women, veterans, and families that are going through a vulnerable time in their lives. In partnership with churches, businesses, and other organizations we will create a one-stop
resource, providing a safe and supportive place to find hope and healing through a Christ-centered approach for the wounds left from their time in the service. They will not only receive assistance for their most pressing challenge, they will also be entered into a database so that they can be connected with additional resources throughout the county. The system is designed to be preventative, providing resources to help families solve the issues that are causing a crisis and prevent abuse of the system.
The first step towards fulfilling these goals is to renovate 227 Riverside Avenue in Adrian. This property will offer more solutions for our most vulnerable neighbors. With your support, we can continue to transform lives with the hope of the Gospel and help make Lenawee County a better place to live and work for everyone in our community. They are our neighbors. They need our help. Will you join us in filling the gap?