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FROM THE PAST
Sunshine Ministries is committed to helping men break the cycle of homelessness and substance abuse by equipping them to become self-sufficient, and offering them hope for a brighter future.
Those who turn to us for help are often desperate and broken individuals. They want to feel safe. They want to be able to respect themselves and be respected by others. And, most of all, they just want to know that someone cares about them.
As the epidemic of homelessness, crime and substance abuse increase in our city, we are committed to creating a caring community in which our residents will experience meaningful relationships that can nurture their God-given potential and prepare them to live a productive and responsible life.
"At the time you were in the dark. But now you are in the light because of what the Lord has done. Live like children of the light." Ephesians 5:8 (NIrV)
A DAY IN THE LIFE . . .
At Sunshine Ministries' new Resident Shelter, we are able to offer our guests a hand up to a better life by offering a 24/7 "home" that provides an environment of acceptance, appreciation, and support.
Beginning with a reminder of God's mercy and grace, each day is structured to motivate the men to rebuild their lives spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically.
The Resident Shelter is well equipped to allow the men to participate in life skill classes, vocational training, bible lessons and education that can encourage and support a sustainable life change.
With the help of caring teachers and mentors, the men can grow healthy self-esteem and confidence in their God-given gifts and talents.
Each resident is responsible for keeping their own spaces clean and neat as well as helping with all of the normal chores to keep the residence clean and running smoothly. These daily chores become opportunities to achieve and take personal pride in their work as well as learning marketable skills such as cooking, building maintenance, landscaping, and gardening.
The men also enjoy three healthy meals each day as well as the time for exercising and playing games with fellow residents.
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