Washington DC has the highest rate of homelessness in the nation.
There are 124 homeless people for every 10,000 residents here, more than twice the national average. There are nearly 8,350 people experiencing homelessness living in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
In Fairfax County, the number of homeless persons is closer to 2,000. There are military veterans suffering from mental illness, families, women with children escaping from abusive partners, immigrants and individuals down on their luck; they are our family members, our friends, our community.
We provide the people of Burkina Faso with tools to help them achieve independence.
People living in poverty now have an opportunity to become independent and take what they learn through our education, empowerment and training programs back to their communities - allowing them to help others as they have been helped themselves. We collaborate with Rick's Institute (RI), International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) and the Evangelical Association for Development Support (AEAD) and Judea Harvest (JH) for our continued impact in Africa.
Through our efforts in Africa, we’ve been able to:
Build an orphanage home for 25 boys and 25 girls. The Centre provides a safe and secure home for more than 100 orphaned children.
Build a school for orphans and other vulnerable children attended by boys and girls of all ages.
Build the first school for teaching basic literacy and math to women seeking to improve their lives and their families.
Build a Christian church where services are open to all for worship to provide a safe place where none existed before.
Build a conference centre that hosts children’s bible camps, and Christian leadership groups to help develop citizens who are committed to help uplift their communities.
Created a robust training curriculum to teach literacy specicifically designed to help women.