E.O.S. Program

Churches are turned into temporary shelters, providing services on the average of 3-7 days.

E.O.S. PROGRAM

Due to NC Building Code (Section 424) laws governing sheltering in church facilities, the overnight sheltering program is temporary not housing the rest of 2014. NC Legislation is currently working to resolve the issue. We hope to have this matter resolved shortly.

The Emergency Overnight Sheltering  Program  (EOS) is in place to provide the homeless men and women in our area a free, safe, clean place to bathe, sleep, receive an evening meal, breakfast & bagged lunch following day,  and gain  access to free resources in Brunswick County. Two volunteers stay overnight with the guest and one remains awake at all times for safety reasons. 

A Typical Day at StreetReach:

Evening


5:00-6:30 p.m.     Check-in at church host site (identification is required)
                             In-take & assessment for needs is completed

6:30-7:00p.m.     Mandatory showers (churches that are equipped with showers)
                           Clothes are washed, where laundry facilities are provided, guest given new outfits

7:00 p.m.             Dinner  & Fellowship time
8:00 p.m.             All doors secured and no one enters or leaves!  Guest that exit church host site after doors are secured  may not re-enter.  This is for the safety of all.

8:00-10:00 p.m.    FREE TIME!

10:00 p.m.              Lights Out / Quiet Time

Next Morning

7:00 a.m.             Wake-up Call
                            Simple breakfast served (danishes, fruit, yogurt, cereal, juice, coffee, etc)
                             Bagged lunch or food card provided 

8:00 a.m.             Exit ( all guest are asked to clean up their personal area, leave the church property, and may return at 5 p.m.)
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If you could see the pain and heartache in the eyes of hungry, homeless, hopeless people that come to us each and every day, you would understand why we never stop our work.  We know firsthand that many in our surrounding neighborhoods are desperate for a place to lay their head for the night.  We want to do all we can to help.  Will you please pray that our emergency overnight program will go year round? 
As long as there are hurting souls in the area, Brunswick County Streetreach will not rest.  It is our passion.  We are committed to doing the most good with every gift we receive from generous people like you.  It is because of your caring hearts that the homeless in our communities are receiving food, clothing, emergency shelter and love.  You are helping to restore lives. Thank you all for bringing hope.

And as we are meeting the needs of the homeless, we must NEVER let it take precedence over sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ!