Each month, Woodridge UMC's Outreach Committee designates an organization, Cministry, or mission (or two) to be the recipient of our monthly Outreach Offering.
July 2018 Outreach Offering
Center for Changing Lives
Too often resource and economic opportunity limit peoples’ choices and the capacity to achieve their vision and goals.
Center for Changing Lives (CCL) partners with people in need in order to uncover possibilities, overcome barriers, and realize their potential. CCL’s work includes: 1) Coaching on financial, employment and resource mobilization goals. 2) Training and skill enhancement opportunities. 3) Advocacy and organizing on economic policy and practices that open up opportunities and resources.
Over the last three years, CCL has served over 1,170 households. At entry: 82% had income that qualified them as living below the Federal Poverty Line 77% were unemployed 60% lived in the Logan Square area 59% were Latinos 50% were experiencing homelessness
CCL’s programs focus on building community in which resource is shared and exchanged in radical ways that build social support systems where needed. It can foster relationships that last from homelessness to homeownership. Its services are both shelter-based and community-based and focused on economic opportunity. It is at the forefront of utilizing coaching and financial capability services to prevent and end homelessness.
Support UMC missions and ministries through prayer
Additionally, each month the Outreach Committee requests prayers for a United Methodist missionary and a church with whom we have a relationship: