Twenty five years ago Brian Costello from Trinity Christian Church had a burden for troubled young men. Brian met with other believers to pray and seek what God would have them do to help these men. Out of those prayer meetings came a vision for a home where troubled young men ages 18-30 could go and learn essential life skills and most importantly be discipled. Helping a handful of young men each year to turn their lives around was a model that was then pursued from 1999 through to August 2017.
In 2017 the Board shifted to a new service delivery models that will help vulnerable youth and families connect with those best able to meet their needs on the Bruce Peninsula. On March 1st 2018 we co-hosted a workshop on Homelessness on the Bruce Peninsula. Over 30 reps from various community organizations came together to share how we could create a more vibrant thriving community. After this meeting a more structured workshop was held in May 2018 and from that a leadership team evolved for to carry forward this Home on The Bruce movement. Further events will be held in the fall of 2019.
The Board also decided to better serve those with more difficult needs on the Peninsula who were simply falling through the growing gaps in local community services. Their needs will be tackled by a mobile team consisting of an experienced pastor with social work experience who will be assisted by trained volunteers.