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.