Since 2010, the program has grown. This last Christmas program, (now Christmas with a Cause) served just over 10,000 men, women and families and welcomed thousands of homeless individuals. We received referrals from churches, school nurses, fire departments and from local police.
We have also helped rehabilitation centers, sober houses, battered women's shelters, previously sex-trafficked individuals, Veterans, 18-25 year olds who have fostered out of the foster care system, prisoners who have been released and are now starting a new life, as well as many, many families struggling from loss of jobs due to Covid. This staggering number includes just over 2500 children!
Many individuals have experienced the issue of addiction or life challenges that leave them in need of a helping hand. From the addict struggling with finding a road to recover, to a single parent struggling to feed children, to a veteran trying to rebuild his life, to a homeless man, woman, teen or child, to a pregnant woman with no one to lean on, all are in need of some level of support. Our goal is to be that helping hand to lift a struggling soul.