Hope for the Homeless: Send Em Home

An iEngage Student Project

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Supporting organizations that are already at work in the Waco area to assist with the issue of homelessness.

The Salvation Army, and Mission Waco are good examples of organizations that are helping the homeless.

The Salvation Army: http://www.uss.salvationarmy.org/uss/www_uss_waco.nsf

The Salvation Army, is an international movement.  . Its ministry is propeled by the love of God. Its mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ.  Salvation Army helps the homeless people providing food and overnight lodging, and

provides educational, counseling  to homeless.

Mission Waco/My Brother’s Keeper: http://www.missionwaco.org/indexmain.html

My Brother’s Keeper- My Brother’s keeper is a chronic homeless shelter operated by Mission Waco. It is free for the first 3 nights, then you have to pay $2/night until 30 days, then $5/night until 63 days.  There is an option of volunteering 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week that will guarantee you a bed for 60 days.

The Meyer Center is a service center made by Mission Waco in 2005. It helps jobless, poor, and needy people train and get a job. It has basic utilities for these people too, such as laundry and showers. Another objective is to conduct a research analysis about the unique needs of the poor.

They have provided 34,000 meals and 8,635 showers to homeless and low-income people. Mission Waco trained 43 unemployed people for jobs, gave 100 children tutoring services and provided 60 clients with legal assistance in only 5 months. Mission Waco gave more than 2,000 children toys for Christmas and gave shelter to more than 10,000 people last year.