Thursday, September 30, 2010

Second Chance Academy, continued

Men and women who desire to enroll in the Second Chance Academy will meet these qualifications:
  • Enrollment is limited single men and women.
  • There must be a stated willingness to obey the rules and requirements of the program.
  • An openness and receptivity to Christianity.
  • Be clean and sober from drugs and alcohol for 30 days (you can do your 30 day clean time here).
  • A commitment to the full 12-month program.
  • Take responsibility for life failures and life change.
  • No drug, alcohol or tobacco use.
  • No games - be serious about positive life change.
Next, we will introduce the courses and instructors of the Academy.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Introducing the Second Chance Academy

The Second Chance Academy is the new resident program for clients at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. It is built upon our existing resident program model with new features and additional requirements.

The SCA is a 12 month in-house rehabilitation, work therapy and career development program for men and women. SCA clients participate in programs with an emphasis on the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the foundation for life change.

The SCA’s purpose and objectives are:

• To lead individuals into a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.
• To help individuals conquer their addictions.
• Restore them to their families.
• Produce productive members of society

Upon completion of program requirements, each client will “graduate” from the Academy. The requirements for graduation and the “who and what” of the program elements will be explained in subsequent posts.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A New Day

This week we have begun to roll out our newly revised resident program. There are several new features that we are offering to our clients who commit to the one year program. In subsequent posts, I will explain more about this program. However, we want to assure our friends that the Rescue Mission has not changed its focus or its values. We try to closely follow our Mission statement:
The purpose of the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley is to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered outreach of love and compassion that meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of disadvantaged men, women, and children without regard to race, color, or creed.

The Mission is still your Valley's overnight emergency shelter. We still provide food, clothing, shelter, safety and a second chance to the overlooked and marginalized in our society. Thank you in advance for standing with us in ministry to those in need.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Canfield Fair - Day 3

One of the great things about working at the Fair is the opportunity to meet friends and contributors to the Rescue Mission. Many of our donors give through the mail. It's great when we can put a face to caring people. Stop and visit us in the green and white commercial tent on the corner of Austintown and Goshen.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Strong and Healthy Feet

Foot bath in warm water - free.
Foot exam by physicians - free
Gentle foot massage - free
New pair of socks - free
The look on our clients' face after the treatment - priceless!

Thanks to Humility of Mary Community Outreach for the Strong and Healthy Feet Program. Our Mission residents were treated to a free exam yesterday, with a few perks thrown in (foot massage, goody bag). These dedicated nurses and doctors were a genuine blessing to the people who stay at the Mission. Thank you and God bless you!

Canfield Fair

Today begins the 164th edition of the Canfield Fair. For more than 20 of those years, the Rescue Mission has had a presence at the Fair in the Commercial Tent. If you are going to the Fair, stop by and see us at the big green and white tent on Boardman Ave. We will give you a bright yellow bag for all of your Fair “goodies,” a smile, and a “Thank you” for your support during the year. Pictured are volunteers Luke Chambers and Mitchell Barcey. Thanks, guys, for helping at the Fair.