Freedom Home Ministry is a new faith-based non-profit organization in Lawrence that provides transitional housing centered around recovery for people experiencing homelessness and addiction. Karen Duggan, wife of McGrew REALTOR® Rick Duggan, is on the organization’s Board of Directors.
The shelters will provide six to 18 months of assistance by trained staff living full-time in the home for support and crisis management. In addition, residents will be given mentors in the form of community volunteers to assist on their recovery journey. These volunteers will encourage individuals to identify life goals and work on daily skills, such as job skills training, financial management, and life skills coaching in a family environment.
According to the organization’s website:
“Our purpose is facilitating healing freedom for unsheltered people physically, emotionally, and spiritually for those who desire growth and transformation.”
The first home has been rented in the downtown area, and the goal is to have residents moved into the home in January 2021. Freedom Home Ministry is seeking the community’s help to furnish it. Items needed are as follows:
Kitchen items: Toaster Oven, Blender, Hand Mixer, Knives.
Rugs: bathrooms (3), kitchen (1), front and back door, rugs for bedrooms (4)
Classroom: Table for 8, 12 folding chairs, music stand, paper, pens, white board markers
Dining table that seats 12
Light blocking curtains (7) + 1 small
8 twin sheet sets / pillowcases
16 sets of towels
Braided washer hookup
10 lamps + floor lamps
Click HERE to learn how to donate or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions or to volunteer for tasks such as preparing simple Saturday lunches for 20-25 people and helping to organize Saturday services.