Direct assistance. Research. Mobilizing resources. Advocacy. These are the tools that BCSTR is using to create lasting change in the lives of Brunswick County's homeless individuals and those at risk of becoming homeless. Seven (7) days a week our volunteers work to help others become self-sufficient and productive citizens again.
From January-August 31,2014 we have provided services via providing / or paying for emergency overnight sheltering, rental or utilities assistance, gas vouchers, food, etc...to over 253 individuals in Brunswick County, this does not include in-kind donations or referrals to other social service agencies. The demand for our services seem to increase daily.
Winter Nights Sheltering program for 2013-2014 ended March 1,2014
We want to say "THANK YOU" to all the churches that served as host sites and all that helped meet the needs of the 78 homeless individuals housed during the cold winter months, this includes 17 veterans that were able to get off the streets and re-housed. We were blessed to see many struggling in poverty receive employment, re-housed and on their way to become self-sufficient again. We also were able to prevent 13 families from losing their homes. This could not have happened without the love and care of the community.
The winter is over...but our work continues on daily! Again, many thanks to all for your prayers, donations and support.