Through New City Initiative’s Village Support Network, Portland Mennonite Church has sponsored 2 families with young children as they transition out of homelessness and into permanent housing. A ‘Village Support Team’ is made up of 4-6 church members that commit to support and mentor a family that has been living in crisis. For six months, the team helps the family pursue their own goals to help them achieve stability, satisfaction and empowerment in their new homes and communities.
This Spring, a third team has come together and is preparing to meet the family they will be supporting. Please pray for the team and family as they embark on this journey together.
2016 Village Support Team: Debra Unruh (chair), Lin Rush, Mary Gingerich, Linda Wenning, (not pictured Heidi Noordijk, Felecia Corbett.)