One of New Life’s values is missional living. Being that Hampton Roads is a diverse region with a variety of needs, New Life has numerous initiatives to serve the people of our communities.
The Dream Center is New Life’s missional program to restore the dreams of the marginalized (particularly the homeless) population of Hampton Roads. Services include the Employment Internship Program, which includes a weekly dinner, and character development/job readiness classes for nearly 50 men and women. The Dream Center also provides laundry services, free showers, and a program for rapid re-housing. The centerpiece of the program is providing Samaritans. Dream Center Samaritans are mentors committing to meet with those who we serve at least one hour a week for 3 months to provide emotional support and a listening ear.
Learn more at the Dream Center website.
Birthed by a founding partner of New Life, Pastor Kevin Turpin, the Life Enrichment Center (LEC) is a non-profit organization providing literacy tutoring and other life-giving initiatives for elementary students from Title I Schools in Hampton Roads. Tutors are matched with one student, one hour a week, for the academic year. Having grown to over 30 schools, more than 5,000 students have benefited from the LEC Literacy Initiative since 2003.
Learn more at the LEC website.
NetCasters Kitchen is New Life’s monthly food ministry to the community from our pantry facilities at the Deep Creek campus. Pounds of perishable and non-perishable food items are distributed to anyone who finds themselves or their family in need. Donations and volunteers are always welcome and needed.
NetCasters Kitchen is at 9:00a on the fourth Saturday of every month at the Deep Creek Campus.
Since 1999, New Life Church has been participating in the Kids Hope USA mentor outreach program. Mentors have provided one-on-one mentorship and partnered in schools such as Thurgood Marshall, Deep Creek Elementary, and Thalia Elementary. One-on-one mentors support the emotional and social development of students through the power of relationships by volunteering one hour during school, once a week, for the entire school year. Pouring into today’s youth is a strategy our church believes in! If you’d like to become a Kids Hope mentor, email Pastor Cheryl [email protected]l.
Don’t wait! Mentors must be trained online or in person before January 1, 2022.