GREEN BAY, Wis. — A vision created 17 years ago to provide a warm, safe place for those living on the streets of Green Bay, has grown into something much more. St. John’s has reached a new level, with a broader focus, more resources and four locations to help hundreds of homeless and at-risk adults yearly in our community.
Today, the organization, formed in 2005 as St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter, announced its transformation into St. John’s Ministries, a non-profit that provides shelter, resources and empowerment for the homeless and those at-risk in the Green Bay area.
“St. John’s Ministries elevates our original name to embody all we have become,” said Dr. Alexia Wood, executive director of St. John’s Ministries. “This brand refresh honors the legacy of our amazing founders, while looking ahead to the future. Since those early years, we have remained just as committed to our mission to serve as a shelter of last resort while growing our services to address other gaps and needs in our community. While we continue offering that safe place to sleep, with the same dignity and respect bestowed, we now work upstream, removing barriers and impacting change so individuals can achieve self-sufficiency.”
St. John’s Ministries’ mission is to honor the dignity, restore hope and create lasting change for those experiencing homelessness or at-risk in the greater Green Bay community.
Through its four facilities (two seasonal, emergency shelters of last resort and two daytime resource centers) adults have access to on-site medical care, mental health treatment, support groups and workshops designed to eliminate barriers and ensure they have the tools necessary to move towards their self-sufficiency goals.
Since its inception in 2005, the vision has always been through a spirit of familiarity, rapport and trust, each person will leave better than they came.
“St. John’s has become synonymous with grit, social justice, and standing for what’s right,” said Wood. “Each individual we serve is someone’s son, daughter or someone’s loved one. Their inherent worth remains the same as the day they were born. As a ministry, we are unashamed of our Christian values and our commitment to love as Christ does. We have tremendous respect for this community and our ability to partner with other organizations, corporations, government entities, and community members to honor the dignity, restore hope, and create lasting change for those experiencing homelessness or facing housing instability.”
St. John’s Ministries partners with other shelters and resources in Green Bay to connect individuals experiencing homelessness and those at-risk with the resources they need to get back to a life of self-sufficiency.
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About St. John’s Ministries:
St. John’s Ministries’ mission is to honor the dignity, restore hope and create lasting change for those experiencing homelessness or at-risk in the greater Green Bay community. At St. John’s Ministries, we believe that each person is unique, with the same inherent worth as the day they were born. We meet each of our guests right where they’re at and walk alongside them on their journey. Our vision is that through a spirit of familiarity, rapport and trust, each person will leave better than they came. Services are provided across four locations. At our two seasonal emergency shelters of last resort, we provide adults experiencing homelessness with a safe place to sleep during the harsh winter months. At the Micah Center and Wellspring, our two daytime resource centers, we equip adults experiencing homelessness – as well as community members at-risk – with the tools to achieve self-sufficiency. StJohnsGreenBay.org
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