Present in the City: Grace

Wednesday March 14, 2012 – Wednesday March 14, 2012 Fellowship Bible Church NWA Map and Directions | Register Description: The Cobblestone Project & People of the Second Chance invite you to gather for an evening that promises to radically transform your understanding of grace and second chances. Please plan on joining us on Wed, March 14th at 6pm as we gather as a community and raise a banner of grace. (click to download “Present in the City:¬† Grace” printable announcement posters) Mike Foster We are lucky to have Mike Foster as the keynote speaker for Present in the...

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Project Tibet

  As the 3B2D team, we typically don’t send a lot of supplies overseas or anything like that. We have a few times, and have loved it. The times that we have have been awesome, but we are so in love with our supplies staying here too. It’s been one of those things where you make a list and write the pros and cons of both and you struggle with it and debate, and eventually have to make some kind of decision. To send supplies or keep it here? All this to say, groups ask us for bags quite frequently. We have to put it into perspective of what is realistic, what is dreaming, what...

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Project Tibet

  As the 3B2D team, we typically don’t send a lot of supplies overseas or anything like that. We have a few times, and have loved it. The times that we have have been awesome, but we are so in love with our supplies staying here too. It’s been one of those things where you make a list and write the pros and cons of both and you struggle with it and debate, and eventually have to make some kind of decision. To send supplies or keep it here? All this to say, groups ask us for bags quite frequently. We have to put it into perspective of what is realistic, what is dreaming, what...

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NW Arkansas Point-in-Time Homeless Census Final Report

On Monday, the Community and Family Institute is located in the University of Arkansas ľ Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice released the final Northwest Arkansas Point-in-Time Homeless Census Report. We would ask everyone in Northwest Arkansas take the time to read the final & full report as this may be one of our greatest tools in serving those who are homeless in Northwest Arkansas. You can download the report by following this link Northwest Arkansas Point-in-Time Homeless Census 2011 Report Summary of 2011 Point-in-Time Census Numbers. It is estimated that on any given...

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“he was my roommate as we traveled on our high school basketball team”

our final account of participating in the NW Arkansas Homeless Census from Scott Page… When the Census training started we were hit with the reality that the numbers were going to be up from the last census. Then skin was placed on reality, with a statement like, one local school system has 200 plus homeless kids, the forefront for the next few days was being set for me. My first day was spent at a local soup kitchen that normally sees 150 to 200 people a day, numbers were way down because of the nice weather. When I finished my surveys I wondered into the assembly hall, and...

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Counting NWA’s Homeless: Preliminary Results from the 2011 Homeless Census

The 2011 point-in-time (PIT) homeless census in Northwest Arkansas is completed and the news, as expected, is not good. In the midst of the most significant economic downturn since the Great Depression, the number of homeless in Northwest Arkansas increased from an estimated 1,287 in 2009 to 2,001 (36%) in 2011. The rise is alarming but not surprising as service providers throughout the region report record numbers of persons being served. More than two-thirds of homeless persons in the Northwest Arkansas region are 18 and under. Nearly one-quarter of those counted in shelters, food pantries,...

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