News“Those who give to the poor will lack nothing…” Proverbs 28:27 NIV
God is DOING a “NEW THING” at A SAFE PLACE
God has provided an unexpected opportunity and, responding in faith, we are soon opening a Drop-In/Resource center in Prescott Valley! We are excited to see where He leads!
This new Drop-In Center will operate alongside our existing Mobile “street” Ministry where we take our van into the community during the week and serve people in need, living in their cars or living unsheltered. Opening a physical place where those in need can come, has long been part of what we believe has been God’s plan for this ministry.
The Drop-In Center is a place where:
- We will build relationships, provide fellowship to help meet emotional and spiritual needs, offer light refreshment and sustenance, provide toiletries, a change of clothes and even a shower.
- There will be advocates, counseling, resource referrals, computers, and assistance with various application processes such as health care and housing.
- We hope to eventually offer life skills and job training classes, classes on financial literacy, bible studies, and other topics that are relevant to the needs of those who come.
How We Got Here.
Earlier this year, a local Christian business leader unexpectedly felt led to lease additional space in their building without any plan in mind. While attending a community meeting for the first time, he met two of our board members and immediately felt called to give that space to A Safe Place. We were astonished at this offer and knew it was God at work.
Now we are in the process of refurbishing and outfitting this space to make it a welcoming place where any individual facing or already living homeless can drop in during the day to be in a safe environment, out of their vehicles and the elements, and have access to fellowship and needed resources.
This is a Big Undertaking!
While the space is a gift, A Safe Place will pay part of the refurbishment costs, including the installation of the shower facility which entails plumbing work, construction materials, the shower surround and hardware.
Did you know? Currently, there are no social service agencies in Prescott Valley serving unhoused people that have a shower facility. The ability to maintain good hygiene contributes greatly to one’s dignity and is particularly supportive for unhoused people who hold jobs or who are seeking employment.
Other one-time expenses will include tables and chairs, lighting, signage, trash cans, small kitchen appliances, refrigerator, washer, and dryer. Ongoing expenses will include utilities, cleaning supplies, Kleenex, paper goods and plastic utensils, shampoo and liquid shower soap, laundry detergent, refreshments and non-perishable ready-to-eat foods, bottled water, hygiene items and assorted other things to assist those in need.
We Invite You – our Supporters and Prayer Partners – to Join us in this New Work!
In addition to financial gifts to help cover the one-time and on-going costs, there is an even more important need for Volunteers with a heart for ministering to those in need – both through the street ministry and in the Drop-In Center – sharing the Gospel and meeting practical needs.
We ask you to consider being a part of this work. Our website, ASafePlacePV.org, has detailed information about ways you can give one-time donations or set up recurring donations, and how to contact us to learn more about what it’s like to volunteer, and how to apply.
May our Lord bless you as you continue to hold up A Safe Place in prayer and support.
The Board of A Safe Place
“For there will never cease to be poor people in the land; that is why I am commanding you, ‘Open your hand willingly to your poor and needy brother in your land.’” (Deuteronomy 15:11)
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