Counseling is our core program and encompasses spiritual, psychological, life and employment dimensions. We partner with local groups and organizations who have a passion for serving the homeless. We help them to:
SEEK GOD’S PLAN
We offer Bible Studies twice every day at 10:30am and 1:30pm to help guests seek God’s plan for their lives.
DEAL WITH ADDICTIONS
We desire people to come to grips with addictions and mental issues and seek treatment.
We help guests determine issues that are obstacles to living a life of wholeness.
We help guests prepare for, train and seek employment skills and jobs so they can be self sustaining.
“Dear Lord, thank you for the good night’s sleep last night. After sleeping on the hard concrete floor of a jail cell, or, out in the woods for over 3 years, it was a treat to sleep on clean sheets with a pillow on my bed at an Oxford House. Thank you for the job out in Maryland and the fact that my “to do” list has become my “to done” list! This morning was the first time I’ve awakened without coughing up a fur ball from the rough jail blankets that have covered me from the past. Thank you God!”
– The Prayer of a Lamb Center Guest in our Chapel
Complementing our counseling programs are a wide variety of services provided without cost to guests.
Breakfast is served from 8-10:30am and a hot lunch from 12:00-1:30pm. Over 40,000 meals are served each year.
We provide towels, soap & shampoo for guests to take a shower. 13,000 showers are provided each year.
Our guests can get a 13 gallon bag of laundry done each day. 10,000 loads of laundry are done each year.
Haircuts are provided several days each week.
Help with resumes and online applications is provided for those seeking employment.
ID Card & Document Recovery
We provide assistance to replace or obtain identification, social security cards, and birth certificates.
Help is provided for transportation to interviews and medical appointments when funds are available.
Mail & Message services
Several of our phone lines are dedicated to our guests, and we provide a mailing address for over 400 people.
Phone & Computer Access
Phones are available for the use of our guests, and a computer is available for job and housing searches.
Pro bono lawyers come in to provide legal assistance to our guests.
Dental & Optical Referrals
Appointments for dental work (when available) and eye exams and glasses are provided to our guests free of charge.
Social Security Assistance
Outreach workers are available to assist our guests in filing for disability and social security.
Tax Preparation Assistance
Volunteers are available to help our guests file their taxes free of charge.
Medical & Mental Health Specialists
We have a nurse practitioner and a psychiatric nurse practitioner available to meet with our guests.
On-going AA Meetings
There is a daily AA meeting at 12:30 in our Chapel.