One of the first Ministries launched by the Dream Center was Adopt-A-Block. We have ‘adopted’ a Community in our area which we serve the 1st Saturday of every month. We deliver things such as backpacks full of school supplies, groceries, clothing and personal hygiene products all while getting to know those who live there. We spend time cleaning the neighborhood in an effort to show our love and respect for the Community as a whole. Check out the statistics on how our last Adopt-A-Block at River Oaks event went!
backpacks filled with school supplies were distributed!
sets of bunk beds, with sheets and comforters were delivered
pounds of groceries!
The Dream Center H.O.M.E. (Homeless Outreach Ministry and Evangelism) is growing! We are adding another night each month to help us build relationships with the homeless of Johnston County. We will now be heading out the 2nd and 4th Sunday nights each month! See our events for details.
This past month 24 volunteers of H.O.M.E. served 79 people! With your help and because of your support we provided 34 lbs of groceries, 78 meals, clothes to 32 people, 22 personal care kits, 18 referrals to local resources and 2 homeless verification letters. Our next outreach is coming up, join us and see for yourself what God is up to in this ministry!
CURRENT NEEDS LIST
(collection bins located at Temple, 1250 S Pollock St, Selma, NC)
Adopt-A-Block (River Oaks)
Adopt-A-Block (Knights Inn)
Box/Canned foods that can be microwaved
Full size personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, bar soap, razors, toothpaste, feminine care)
Cleaning Supplies: All purpose cleaning spray, scrub sponges
Pop top canned foods, small jars peanut butter, pop tarts, individual fruit cups & pudding
Travel size personal care (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, razors)
First Aid Supplies: Bandaids, antibacterial wipes and travel antibiotic ointment packs
Rolls of quarters to wash laundry
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
— Matthew 25:35-40
(*denotes coming soon)
Adopt-A-Block: The first Saturday of each month (adding more as we grow) we serve our community through provisions of food, service projects, trash pick-up, and prayer. Combined with a scaled down version of Kidz Jam, this engages community residents of all ages.
Homeless Outreach: We reach out to the homeless communities the Second Wednesday evening of each month, providing food, hygiene products, clothing, resource aid, and a Christ-centered message.
Food Truck: Once a quarter on a Friday we deliver food to our Adopt-A-Block neighborhood for free courtesy of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, a nonprofit hunger-relief organization.
*Clothes Closet: Men’s, women’s and children’s gently used clothing to be used in our outreaches. And a collection of business attire for clients to choose from as they prepare to go into the workforce.
* RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS
The residential ministry of the Dream Center is to serve women and mothers with children who are caught in the cycle of Domestic Violence/Sexual Exploitation.
Vets Serving Vets: Similar to our residential program for women, this veteran run program provides shelter for our country’s bravest via bunk houses and mini-homes constructed on-site, while providing the guidance and support to re-engage in every day life. This will likewise be a requirements-driven, Christ-centered approach to healing and education, incorporating Celebrate Recovery and Platform-Based Social Enterprise.
* EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS (ALSO AVAILABLE TO NON-RESIDENTIAL CLIENTS)
Job Skills Training: Utilize Platform-Based Social Enterprise to accentuate individual make-up and align for aptly suited career by providing formal training and local business partnerships.
Interpersonal Skills/conflict resolution training.
Holistic Community Training. Clients empowered to give feedback and equipped to teach classes they have completed.
The residential ministry (coming soon) of the Dream Center is to serve women and mothers with children who are caught in the cycle of Domestic Violence/Sexual Exploitation.
This outreach’s focus is to provide biblical guidance, practical direction, and physical shelter for those seeking refuge. Residential Programs Include:
Celebrate Recovery (including step study participation)
Education and Training