Faith, Hope, Love Campaign
"So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
- 1 Cor 13:13 ESV
Youth and staff celebrate during 2019's Outreach Holiday Party
In a recent report on youth outcomes at Outreach, many numbers stood out to us in regard to the work we do each day. But, in all of those, one stood out the most:
Approximately 95% of clients surveyed in 2019 said that involvement with Outreach had helped them to feel more hopeful about the future.
For a Christian ministry, whose overall goal is to provide hope to homeless youth, it is exciting to see this report and the hope that is so prevalent being lived out through the lives of youth like Garrett, Javante, Robie and many others on a daily basis within our Program Center and in high schools throughout Indianapolis.
When we think of Hope, we naturally connect it to our relationship with God and His love shown to us throughout our lives. In Scripture, we see it laid out very specifically in 1 Cor 13:13: “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
With that hope, we push into a new season and emphasis to meet the needs of homeless youth across Indianapolis. The Faith, Hope, and Love emphasis of generous giving is to encourage each of you to engage in giving on a monthly basis to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth. Below are the explanations of how your commitment meets an important need each month to provide Faith, Hope, and Love to homeless youth!
Faith - a $25 gift provides Outreach the time and resources needed to provide basic needs for one homeless youth. These needs include meals and snacks, laundry, showers, clothing, and bus passes.
Hope - a $100 gift gives Outreach the ability to provide extended needs for one homeless youth. Extended needs include referrals for housing and employment; help obtaining legal identification, social security cards, and health insurance; and connections to community resources to help with mental health and legal assistance.
Love - a $300 gift grants Outreach the ability to provide holistic needs to one youth. Holistic needs include academic advocacy, relationship, and interpersonal skill-building, mentorship, social/emotional support, therapeutic recreation, and short-term and long-term goal-setting.
This article was written by Cameron Mayhill, a former Outreach staff member.