Dream Center of Hampton Roads


 

Activating the church to serve the community.

The Dream Center is a program-based missional initiative designed to help the disenfranchised, activate the church, and build a bridge for those for outside of the church to discover Jesus.


 

Good Samaritan Project (GSP)

The Good Samaritan Project is the Homeless Initiative of the Dream Center. Good Samaritan Project (GSP) is a mentorship program designed to serve the homeless community in the areas of Mentoring, Housing and Employment.



Mentoring

Mentorship is the foundation of the Good Samaritan Project (GSP). Building from the Biblical parable of the Good Samaritan, the mentoring program will focus on provides a circle of care, advocacy and a support system to the homeless community in the areas of employment and housing. GSP’s mentors use the Jobs for Life curriculum (see Employment) to provide the necessary tools and the relational support to help meet both the practical and spiritual needs of the homeless. The goal of GSP will provide three mentors to every one mentee and give mentees one-on-one care on a weekly basis.



Mentoring

Mentorship is the foundation of the Good Samaritan Project (GSP). Building from the Biblical parable of the Good Samaritan, the mentoring program will focus on provides a circle of care, advocacy and a support system to the homeless community in the areas of employment and housing. GSP’s mentors use the Jobs for Life curriculum (see Employment) to provide the necessary tools and the relational support to help meet both the practical and spiritual needs of the homeless. The goal of GSP will provide three mentors to every one mentee and give mentees one-on-one care on a weekly basis.



Employment

The Good Samaritan Project seeks to effectively prepare the homeless community with the opportunity to gain meaningful employment through Biblically-based resources. Jobs for Life is a global nonprofit organization that engages and equips the local Church to address the impact of joblessness through the dignity of work. Through Jobs for Life, mentees will undergo eight weeks of job-readiness training and biblically based character development sessions. Mentors will come alongside their mentees on their journey toward graduation, supplying guidance, reference and advocacy (to potential employers) needed toward employment.




Employment

The Good Samaritan Project seeks to effectively prepare the homeless community with the opportunity to gain meaningful employment through Biblically-based resources. Jobs for Life is a global nonprofit organization that engages and equips the local Church to address the impact of joblessness through the dignity of work. Through Jobs for Life, mentees will undergo eight weeks of job-readiness training and biblically based character development sessions. Mentors will come alongside their mentees on their journey toward graduation, supplying guidance, reference and advocacy (to potential employers) needed toward employment.




Housing

The Good Samaritan Project partners with the City of Norfolk and other non-profits to explore housing options for the homeless community. An essential goal of the Good Samaritan Project is to solidify housing opportunities for the homeless community with the help of existing organizations, its social workers and case managers. The mentors provided by GSP (see mentorship) also serve as advocates and references for the homeless to the City of Norfolk and other non-profits in the search for housing options.



Housing

The Good Samaritan Project partners with the City of Norfolk and other non-profits to explore housing options for the homeless community. An essential goal of the Good Samaritan Project is to solidify housing opportunities for the homeless community with the help of existing organizations, its social workers and case managers. The mentors provided by GSP (see mentorship) also serve as advocates and references for the homeless to the City of Norfolk and other non-profits in the search for housing options.


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