1. Alleviate Suffering:
One cannot help hurting people until the basic needs of food, shelter, a safe environment, and healthcare are insured first.
2. Love and Belonging:
The intrinsic need in all humans (built in to us by God) is for love and belonging. “No man is an island.” Therefore, we endeavor to provide these throw-a-ways of society a place to meet that need.
3. Promote Dignity
After the basic needs are met, we focus on reinforcing individual self-worth and independence. This is accomplished through education (literacy and skills training), counseling, and helping to open doors to employment. But most importantly, we share the message our Savior, Jesus Christ, through forgiveness and encouragement to grow in Him.
4. Instill Self-sufficiency
We attempt to teach self-reliance. This includes taking responsibility for one’s self and actions. Furthermore, we encourage individuals to give back to society by serving in their local church and through other outreach activities.