"35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."
Matthew 25: 35-36 NIV
Short term shelter in a room or hotel while we work to facilitate best nest steps .
Provide individuals and/or families in need with healthy food options.
Provide financial assistance when funds are available for emergency needs.
>Ezer Emergency Shelter<
Ezer Transitional Housing
Minimal cost Ezer managed housing designed to aid in getting one's feet planted firmly back underneath them after a crisis through ongoing need assessment, development and maintenance of healthy habits, including life skills training, budgeting, financial management and oversight and payee services, assisting with transportation when available, resume writing and interview skills training.
Aid individuals and/or families with groceries to supplement benefits and other items they may already have by way of our food pantry that operates every Saturday from 12pm-1pm.
Supplement qualified expense assistance when funds are available.
Connect and advocate for people and families in need with programs, owners, property managers and other agencies for various transitional and permanent housing resources.
ENDLESS Employment Program
(E)mpowering people with (N)eeded (D)iscipleship, and the (L)ove and leadership of Christ through (E)mployment and training to equip them with the needed (S)kill development for personal independence and a (S)ustainable future
The possibilities are ENDLESS!
>Foster Care Intervention<
Ezer Permanent Supportive Housing
Partner with and place those in need of housing with limited income into Ezer managed housing, and ongoing need assessment, wrap around service facilitation, development and maintenance of healthy habits, ongoing life skills, budgeting, financial management and oversight as well as advocacy and relationship development
2nd Chance Housing Program
Partner with and place families with steady income into Ezer-managed housing with a one-year lease to aid in overcoming barriers to self-rental, and reestablish rental history. While also assessing ongoing needs, wrap around service facilitation, development and maintenance of healthy habits, ongoing life skills, budgeting, financial management and oversight as well as advocacy and relationship development
Annual Outreach Events
Each year we engage with our community on a larger scale with Back 2 School Child Sponsorships, Thanksgiving Dinner Family Sponsorships, Ezer's Angels Child/Family Sponsorships. Check our website and social media beginning August each year for announcements, dates to remember and ways you can get involved
Partner with and aid in 3rd party housing acquisition furnishings, and ongoing need assessment, development and maintenance of healthy habits, ongoing life skills training, budgeting, financial management and oversight, advocacy and relationship development.
>Ezer Immersion Experience<
>Ezer Leadership School<
>Ezer Permanent Supportive Affordable Housing Community<
Being the Good Samaritan
Executive Director, Kecia St. Clair sharing at Freedom Life Church how The Ezer Initiative was birthed and why we do what we do.