Hickory – Strong Life Ministries is holding an open house for their new transitional housing program on Sunday, April 11, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
The homeless community has a variety of needs on several levels. There are physical needs such as food, shelter, and clothing. There are life needs such as assistance with replacing ID’s and finding jobs. There are spiritual needs such as having an opportunity to hear the Word of God and receive Christian counseling.
For nearly ten years, Strong Life Rescue Mission has been working to meet all these needs and more. Through the Life House facility located next to the Salvation Army Center on Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd., Hickory’s homeless have seen the love of Jesus consistently put on display.
Now, with the acquisition of the new property on Fairgrove Church Road, Strong Life is positioned to dramatically expand its existing services. Beginning this month, a much-needed additional ministry will be offered: the Strong Life Men Transitional Housing Program.
One of the greatest challenges faced by those who wish to come out of homelessness is finding a supportive environment that not only offers the resources they need to go on that journey, but removes them from the various harmful influences and temptations that they face regularly on the street. The new Transitional Program does just that.
A separate home on the new property has been renovated to provide supervised, structured living for ten men. These men will be carefully screened, gainfully employed, and dedicated to making the right choice it takes to succeed in their shift toward productive citizenship.
The public is invited to visit the facility on Sunday, April 11 at the Strong Life Men’s Ministry Open House and see for themselves this exciting new project. They can tour the house, meet some of the first residents, and learn first-hand how this program is making a lasting difference in the lives of Hickory’s homeless. Drop-in hours for the Open House are 2:00 – 5:00 pm at 1211 Fairgrove Church Rd. SE, Conover, NC 28613.