Who We Are and Who We Serve
The Source began in 1995 as a fledgling homeless ministry. We originally served the needy by offering free meals and Bible Study in a tiny 600 sq. ft. storefront in Osceola Plaza. Seventeen years later, we have grown into a comprehensive assistance center, opening our 5,000 sq. ft. outreach facility six days a week, addressing the complex needs of homeless and poor living right here in our own community. Our purpose is to offer life-changing possibilities to residents in crisis – offering emergency hunger relief, clothing, counseling, support groups, hygiene items, showers, mail and telephone services, benefit referrals, cold weather refuge, and so much more.
With no signs of economic progress, mothers, sisters, brothers, and for some of us, our very own friends are becoming homeless or are on the brink of living in the streets. These are real people. They are families struggling to pay bills, single parents living paycheck to paycheck, or individuals who have lost their homes, hope, and their peace of mind. At The Source, we see all of these individuals. Some are sleeping in their cars. Some are living in tents. Many are people just like you and me, simply struggling to make a life for themselves.
Think of us as the emergency room for those in crisis – they come to us worn and weary, as though their life is literally on the line. As first responders, we help provide the critical care our clients need on a physical, spiritual, and personal level. We assess the damages, dress the wounds, and prep the “patient” for further treatment.