"We Care" SSOP (Super Stars Overcoming Poverty)
Jesus explained to the crowd and His disciples in Matthew 25, when you have fed the hungry, given water to the thirsty, provided shelter to strangers, clothes to the needy, cared for the sick and visited the prisoners, you have done unto Him.
As you provide finances and resources for our programs and outreach activities for the poor and homeless, you are partnering with God in helping to reduce the suffering of homelessness and move toward eradicating homelessness in Phoenix and Maricopa County.
The Maricopa Association of Governments Point-in-Time Homeless Street Count report that on January 25, 2011 1,749 adults in our Phoenix valley
were on the street (do not include people in shelters, doubled up or sharing housing with family and friends or not seen that day. 4,304 were listed to be in emergency and transitional shelters on the night of the count. A total of 6,053 people experiencing homelessness.
Arizona Department of Economic Security report "based on actual shelter and street counts and data collected by the Homeless Management Information Systems
throughout the State, there may be as many as 28,000 individuals who have experienced homelessness in Arizona in 2012. This constitutes a 12.8 percent increase over SFY 2011. The largest population of individuals experiencing homelessness is in the urban community of Phoenix and the surrounding areas."
The Once-A-Month Church also has a special mission to families who live in poverty in the town of Eloy, Arizona. 40.6% of their population are of Single Female Households with Children; 52.1% are Families with Related Children under 5 years; 63.3% are not in Labor Force. (U.S. Census Bureau 2010)
The Children of our poor and homeless families
need your help too!
When you make your donation, we become the feet to your heart. We will work on the street where you are unable to go. Thank you for becoming a Royal Partner who cares!
"Dear God, I pray when the wind blows, the poor and homeless would be protected. When it rains, they would find dry ground. When it is cold, they would find warmth. When it is hot, they would find a cool place to rest. When they hunger, they would find food to feed their bodies. When they thirst, they would find clean water. When their clothes are worn, they would find new garments. When they are discouraged, they would find joy. In all that they need, I thank you for your Love and care for all who are homeless. Amen."