The vision of Inner-City Ministry is to assist visitors with more than what they receive on a particular ICM evening.
These two focus areas ensure that we focus on a holistic approach to create lasting change with a visitor.
We are the first point of contact, but not the last as we were mandated to take hands in the Kingdom with like-minded,
like-visioned institutions who are experts in their fields.
We thus have two distinct arms of the Task Teams:
1. ADDICTION REHABILITATION
The three ICM branches have individually established an “addiction recovery support” arm at each branch through taking hands with partner organisations in some cases. This has resulted in us being able to establish a Partnership agreement with Freedom Recovery Centre in Nigel which will take our visitors with addiction issues into their rehab for recovery.
Networking with institutions that specifically aim at providing a safe house for prostitutes and walking a road of rehabilitation with them.
Connecting these girls from the street, through the ICM process, with relevant institutions.
3. SHELTERS/SAFE HOUSES
Establishing and maintaining a record of relevant shelters/safe houses, which can refer people to and managing the needs.
4. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT/ COURSES/
CV’S / ID’s
- Taking hands with established NPO’s with a specific vision for skills development and placement.
- Creating a system whereby CV’s can be drawn up/distributed/made available.
- Connecting with local authority to partner with regards to ID’s
5. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Investigating the potential for companies to connect with us to establish a network / place where they can invest in training up visitors who have gone through our Incubator program and need work. Networking with established business who might provide employment to people upon referral.
Connecting with various registered counselling centres we can refer to that will assist the visitors with their hurt and problems.
7. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Have a list available where visitors can receive free medical care i.e. Doctors, Dentists, etc.
Blankets are essential to assist our visitors with during the winter periods. Registers of individuals who have received blankets are taken.
Toiletry hampers / parcels will consist of the following:
Roll-on (not deodorant as that gets used as a substitute for drugs)
Toilet paper roll
Sanitary pads (for ladies)
We all strive to spread the gospel.
The ‘Good News’ Bible is the most cost effective and easy to understand for our visitors.
4. CASH DONATIONS
Each branch is responsible for collecting cash donations which can assist with general items needed at the branch e.g. Cleaning material
Clothing is always essential. It is however imperative to ensure that the person who receives the clothing attends the program to avoid chancers taking clothing and then selling it on the streets, but not doing anything more to commit to change.
6. FOOD PARCELS
We strive to connect with companies, individuals who will take hands with us and assist with food parcels on a regular basis.
7. SOCIAL EVENTS
Activities connecting our visitors with the community, creating opportunity for them to give back/reach others
Team building/growth of the ministry.
Gifts / Food