Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Reminder that school is right around the corner and many of our needy families can't afford backpacks filled with supplies.   With your generous donations we will be giving over 300 filled backpacks away August 18 & 19th.   This would not be possible without the support of St. Philips Episcopal Church, Building Hope Ministries and Ocean Ridge Charities.  

Since January 2018 till today (August 1st) 

Your support of Streetreach really adds up!
  • 82 individuals have received over 515 emergency overnight stays 
  • 4 individuals have resided on our property for over 4 months and 1 couple has now been with us for 14 months. 
  • 38 children have remained with their families during sheltering
  • 134 housing referrals been made 
  • Utilities paid for 23 individuals 
  • 28 fans distributed to seniors & those without a/c 
  • Nearly 132 cases of waters have been distributed during the sweltering heat 
  • Hundreds of meals have been served at 3 different locations 
  • Countless showers & change of clothing at 2 different sites
  • 135 housing referrals
  • Countless food cards, clothing items and other tangible items have been distributed 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Our 2017 records show we received over 700 calls from individuals seeking some form of emergency assistance. Streetreach  provided 654 Emergency Night Stays to 131 individuals . This does include (4) seniors over 65, (7) veterans, (15) youth between 16-19 yrs. old, (11) children under 16 yrs.

  • Since we are a 100% volunteer organization we are proud that we were able to provide these services.  This was our busiest year ever, and we also housed long-term  in campers. This allowed for families to seek resources.   
  • These figures do not include assistance with rental assistance, electric bills, gas vouchers or food packages. 

We do expect to see this trend to continue due to NO permanent shelter, No public transit system, lack of affordable housing and the opioid crisis in Brunswick County.

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.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Looking Ahead to 2018-2019 Winter Season

This year we will continue to seek direction and guidance on how to improve our programs, meet more needs and seek new ways to unite the body of Christ. 

Assisting with housing / job searches
Our greatest need for the upcoming year is of course a new ministry van, and 4 door truck  (van is 12years old & z71 Truck is now 23 years old and they have served us well!) 

We desperately need the truck to transport our trailer and supplies and the Van is used to transport homeless & volunteers. We will continue to keep this in much prayer and so desire yours.  

We are humbly grateful for our partners, and for the work God is doing in the lives of countless individuals.  As we look to the exciting future of this ministry, we are dependent on your participation so that more lives may be restored during the year.   


Monday, December 5, 2016

We strive to excel in the provision of emergency food, clothing, shelter,  for the poor and addicted.

Low-income families are given access to the resources they desperately need through this vital program including emergency food boxes, clothing, hygiene products, referral assistance, community-based events, warm coats, back-to-school supplies, mentoring, Bible studies and life skills training. With the help of donors and volunteers we have expanded our services to assist the poor in Brunswick County, New Hanover and Horry County, SC.  This is due to many of the surrounding shelters house our residents.  Therefore we feel the need to assist them!    

Monday, February 8, 2016

  Did You Know?
Streetreach is a place of refuge, a place of impact, intercession, instruction and inspiration for those in an emergency situation. We are a 100% volunteer run organization that joins hands with individuals, churches, and businesses to help alleviate pain and suffering in our neighborhood. We minister to those often over looked and looked down upon. All that we do, we do in the love of the Lord, following His mandate to care for the poor and offer a cup of water in His name.

Remember to make a difference in someone's life you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect.  You just have to CARE! 

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.