November 2015

Monthly Archives

  • It is a Privilege

    “Don’t know where to start after all these years. I have had the privilege of serving these youth and fellowship with them.  I have made many new friends.”  These are the words of Jim Bell.  Jim is retired and spends his Tuesday mornings volunteering here at Outreach.   Jim helps to coordinate mail delivery, food bag availability and […]

  • Simply Holding a Youth’s Hand

    Relationships Transform!  They transform the many homeless teens that come to Outreach…and they transform our staff and volunteers. In the spirit of Thanksgiving and National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, Felicia Hawkins  G.O.A.L. Case Manager  talked about how she has seen God transform lives. “Through the work, I have seen God transform me by showing me […]

  • A Special Thank You

    We want to say Thank You to Koorsen Fire and Security for coming out and installing security cameras around our Drop In Center. Thank you for helping us keep Outreach safe and secure!  

  • Using Relationships to Transform Lives

    Serving nearly 400 homeless youth each year takes help! Working to build relationships with these youth takes help from amazing volunteers, partners and donors! Jeanna Poindexter is a stay at home mom that volunteers as a Basic Needs Drop Team Member.   Along with several other volunteers, Jeanna helps make our breakfast run smooth and  allows […]

  • Our “Giving Tuesday” Reminder

          It’s at this time of year that we gather with our families and give thanks for what we’ve been blessed with in the past year. However, for some, justing having a pair of shoes that will keep their feet warm as they walk the streets of Indianapolis would mean more than any […]

  • Seeing the Beauty of God 

    “They inspire me to be a better person and give thanks always!” Those are the words of Lizzie Pinkerman.  Lizzie volunteers with our Ladies Night Small Group.  She also lends the expertise she has gained as Marketing Specialist atSpot Freight Inc  and helps out on our Marketing Committee.   Lizzie has developed close relationships with […]

  • Homeless Jesus Unveiled

    The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.”  Matthew 25:40 This afternoon a sidewalk in downtown Indianapolis became home to a beautiful piece of art.  The beauty is the sculpture itself as well as what it […]

  • More Than Meets the Eye

    It is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month.  It is a month to shed light on what teen homelessness looks like and share ideas for keeping young people safe and stably housed. This year, we want to get the word out that homeless youth are so much more than their housing status. There are many factors […]

  • The Difference Each of Us Can Make

    “It is rare to get the real life exposure to homelessness that Outreach gives its volunteers.  What a wonderful opportunity to learn just how many youth are affected and how much of a difference each volunteer can make just by being a constant presence in the youth’s life.”  These are the words of Lynn Wheeler. […]

  • Trusting In Relationships 

    Relationship… It is one of our core values.  It what makes our work so special.  Our relationships are built through trust and mutual respect. It is so special when we see the trust  grow between youth and volunteer. Laura Cole is one volunteer that exemplifies nuturing relationships with our youth!  Laura is a Stephens Minister […]