Overall we can house 193 people at a time, and we average 130 people per night. We house men, women, families, those with medical needs, low income renters, and those in Relapse Prevention. As a Mission we strive to provide a family friendly environment that allows our residents to feel the love of God in all we do.
When residents come in we meet their needs by providing a home, 3 meals a day, clothing, laundry facilities, and other basic needs like toiletries. We also ask our residents to meet with one of our case workers, our nurse, our chaplain, and our job search coordinator. By doing this we help our residents meet their specific needs. Such as first getting glasses, a license, a job, and finally moving into permanent housing. We also provide spiritual and social activities such as Bible studies, game nights, movie nights, art classes, and more.
On the other side of our block, we have the Corner of Hope. This is our outreach to the homeless community who are in need, but are not current residents. The facility provides food and drinks, a place to shower, clean clothes, and laundry machines completely free of charge.
The Corner of Hope connects the Mission with people who normally do not trust shelters. As we serve our guests, we build trust and hope that they choose to come to the Mission and begin to rebuild their lives. Ultimately though, we just want to show people that God’s love is faithful and that we provide a nurturing environment no matter where they choose to live.
The Relapse Prevention program is a 13 week course that some of our residents and non-residents choose to take. It is a faith-based program that addresses the physical, mental, social, and spiritual concepts of recovery from a biblical perspective.
Each of these aspects is dealt with on an individual level and in group settings. While all of our students may not have started as residents, we do require all students to live on our property during the 13 weeks. Together they address their struggles and learn how to overcome them with God’s help. Once the students have finished the program, we encourage them to stay with us for another 6 months to continue helping them.
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Chief Executive Director
Blake received a BA from Baylor University in 1980, an MA in American Studies from Baylor in 1983, a Masters of Theological Studies from Emory University in 1987, and a Juris Doctor from Baylor in 1988. He began his career as a civil trial lawyer in El Paso in 1989. Since November of 1997 he has been serving the Kingdom of God as our CEO. We are very grateful for his passionate servant heart.
Blake is married to Georgia Scoular Barrow and they are the proud parents of two daughters, Jeana and Kristen.
"The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work and take care of it." Gen 2:15 We hope to make the best of what we have been given and to serve our community with the love of God like we were created to do.
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