Monday, March 4, 2019

To our dear "Winter Nights Participants"  we want to extend our sincere thanks for helping us provide 438 emergency overnight stays for 98 individuals this season.  Without you, the homeless individuals / families of Brunswick County would not have food to eat, company to keep and a bed in which to rest, during a crisis. The unconditional love you all shared this winter with our homeless was just amazing.    

Monday, January 7, 2019

Who are we?


Brunswick County Streetreach is a passionate community of people who follow Christ in his relentless, redeeming love for all people. Our mission is to serve, rescue, and transform those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ.


Relationship is key in all we do. By providing 24/7 referral & support services for homeless people in our local area, we seek to be a consistent friend to those who are isolated and in need. We go where people live, listen to their stories, and regularly connect with each person to provide emergency care and invite them into our  programs. Our sheltering program is only a short-term fix. 


Our goal is to inspire hope, bring healing, and point people to a new life through Jesus Christ.
The task is enormous, but when we think of homeless people, we like to say: There are more of us than there are of them.


Lessons learned over the years emphasize the importance of personal relationships in creating meaningful and sustainable change. Clients who demonstrate the highest outcome achievement are those who feel secure enough in relationships to tackle the hard work of personal growth. When a program participant feels loved and genuinely confident in their relationship with Streetreach volunteers, they address barriers such as co-dependence, lack of self-esteem, abandonment issues, and poor coping skills. These are just some of the root causes of homelessness for the majority of our clients. Dealing with the external issues of income and housing, without addressing root causes, is ineffective in creating long-term results.



Monday, October 8, 2018

Our county and surrounding neighbors have faced much devastation. 
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.  Psalm 31:24

Building Hope Ministries / Streetreach continues to assist with the cleanup and restoration efforts.  Our 'Street Angels' have been diligently working before, during and after the hurricane.  We feel certain that our needs are going to continue to increase, as more flood victims are displaced and winter sets in.  No doubt the need for shelter and our services will only increase in the months ahead.

Every day, people look to us for help and for solutions.  The road to recovery from the storms is not easy and may take several years.

Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.   
                                                                            Garry

FEMA Disaster relief: Call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 to determine whether you are eligible, or visit the website disasterassistance.gov to check eligibility for federal, state, local, and voluntary organizations’ assistance. FEMA has also published a disaster information page: www.fema.gov/hurricane-florence

Thursday, October 5, 2017





Emergency Assistance!   Intake Interview and  Emergency Assistance are provided by calling the 24 hr. message line @  (910) 842-2711.  

Please keep in mind that we are ALL VOLUNTEERS and may not be available for several hours. Since NO one is allowed into sheltering facilities after 6pm, all calls received  after that time will be returned the following day. This is for safety reasons.   If it is an emergency, please call 911.  

At this time we have NO FUNDS for POWER STATS.



Shared Experience


Because we are a nonprofit organization, we rely completely on the gifts and volunteer efforts of individuals, churches, businesses, civic groups, foundations and other organizations to provide for our homeless programs and services in the local area. We do not apply for or receive any local, state or federal government funding.

Through a combination of support strategies, including referrals to  educational programs, job training and placement, medical services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, legal aid and beyond, we help people embrace the great promise of their lives, overcome steep barriers to independence and strive to achieve their aspirations.
 

We also want to make sure that you benefit  in this process.  In addition to making a difference in the lives of our needy neighbors, you are being a witness to the watching world of God's unconditional love, and you are improving communities.   

Most importantly, we are in ministry together collectively, no matter what your denomination is; realizing that in order to fulfill our mission, we must be a Body of participants working in unity and not simply spectators.

Our vision is to see the homeless recieve the best assistance available in our county to fit their personal circumstances. 

On behalf of Brunswick County Streetreach Board of Directors we want to THANK YOU  for caring about the less fortunate.

Monday, September 1, 2014

…For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
Matthew 25:35-36 


Direct assistance. Research. Mobilizing resources. Advocacy. Sharing the Gospel.

These are the tools that BCSTR is using to create lasting change. 

Remember that 100% of your donation will go to help those in need, due to we have NO paid staff. 
BCSTR presents the Gospel to those who are homeless, indigent, or in critical need; to lead them to a saving faith in Jesus Christ; to instill hope and motivation for improving their lives; and to assist them in obtaining the resources necessary to become productive citizens and achieve lasting life recovery from homelessness.