Year End 2023

Giving Tuesday: Life Long Differences

2023: 100’s of New Faces Looking to Build New Foundations


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This last year we have seen new faces and growth in every program. This last week we served over 2,000 (500 families), 25 accessed resources at the Women’s Drop-in and over 75 at the community meal and Bible Study. We also weekly see families that have been in America for less than 10 days with little to nothing (and definitely not prepared for MN winter weather). “I want to learn more about God,” is a phrase we hear in broken English often.

Homeless outreach and meals have seen incredible fruit with spiritual discussions, prayers and introducing to treatment. Young men and women being open and vulnerable asking for prayers to overcome their addictions are common along with tears.

Each new face is looking to make a break from the past and build a new foundation for the future. 

Our Recovery Resource and Spiritual Formation Programs provide the components that go from “Enabling with just physical needs” today to “empowering foundations for” lifelong change. Recovery Resources and Spiritual Formation programs include: Case Workers, Homeless Meals, Homeless Youth Outreach, women’s drop-in center, residential supportive housing, Teen Internships, Latino Family Outreach, ESL, Healthy Meals, Alpha, & spiritual formation mentors.

We have extended our FYE goal this fall to our YE goal to allow us to continue and expand these programs to see life long changes.

Please consider a Year End gift and/or a pledge for 2024. Each gift makes a significant difference.

Thank you for your prayers and support


2023: New Faces Looking to Build New Foundations

 Food Shelf: 25% increase 

– Local Church Pop-Ups: 50%-100% Increase

– Women’s Drop-In:20 women weekly

– New Immigrants: Every week we meet families that have just came into America

– Homeless Outreach: Meals and Prayer

– Thursday Meal and Bible Study: 75 for Thanksgiving

– Latino Church Plant: 40 every Sunday

– Shuttle Bus: Taking dozens home from Food Shelf weekly

Source Whole-istic Empowerment
1) Physical Needs for Today
: Allow a) Stability and safety, b) Trust to be built with caring staff.

2) Voice Hope for Future: Marginalized individuals need to hear a) Their creator has a plan for them that includes a future as well as the love and forgiveness of Christ, and b) God has helped others overcome similar circumstances. Without vision people perish.

3) Recovery Resources for Tomorrow: The critical resources and community that assist in navigating an attainable path to lifelong stability: a) Treatment & training – life skills and education, b) Community of encouragement, support and spiritual formation.

We make contact and gain trust by offering food and prayer. Then we remain accessible and available for those that want to pursue more about faith or about how they can get out and stay out of a bad situation. Giving opportunity (physical needs and recovery resources) and hope (voicing God’s love and forgiveness) are the essentials to “Whole-istic Empowerment.

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Recovery Resources allow us to go beyond just helping keep people safe today and provide for the moment. Recover Resources are the practical tools and support that empowers individuals to build foundations for life long lasting change. Case Workers and programs with the knowledge and expertise of give vision and nurture positive choices and the next steps of how to, “get out and stay out.” Pastoral counseling offering prayer and connecting to congregations that support and encourage positive choices and spiritual formation. Victim Resource Coordinators: Assisting individuals with accessing the many public and private treatment programs, education, job training, employment and housing resources.

Recovery Resource Testimonies:

  • Providing supportive housing to single mom’s and young women overcoming abuse while in out-patient treatment and job training, also housing for single Ukrainian refugee woman.
  • “This is the only place I can shower and do my laundry,” Homeless mom at Women’s Drop-In
  • “You can do this and when you get out we can help you find a place to stay, get a job and find a church that will support you,” staff staying connected with former homeless addict while they are in treatment.
  • Helping homeless women access safe sober shelters.
  • “I never knew people like me could live a different life.” Homeless woman in prostitution.
  • “ESL helped me get a job,” “You are my family,” “I do not know what I would do without you.” “Thank you for teaching me to cook – new food.” immigrants who are new to the USA 2 weeks to 1 year.
  • Alpha in 3 languages: Introduction to understanding faith and how congregations can be a positive support.
  • “Please teach me the Bible, I don’t understand, “Thank you for your prayers for a job, I now have a job.” “I was very alone, now I have people.”

Through case workers, staff and programs that give practical tools, support and encouragement, vision of a positive future and spiritual formation Recovery Resources empower foundations for life-long differences.

Thank you for your support. Source could not offer Recovery Resources without our faithful partners.

If you desire your gift to go to any specific program below please indicate in the description window on the online giving window.

*2024 Recovery Resources Annual Budget
– $50 feeds 5 families in a week
– $100 homeless winter supply kit
– $250 week of shuttle bus expenses
– $500 housing for a month
– $1,000 Little Earth Pop-up Distributions
– $1,000 for a month of Alpha Bible study / community meal
– $2,500 sponsor of Latino church plant
– $10,000 4 month of women’s drop-in supplies and case worker
– $25,000 2024 Summer Homeless Outreach: 3 months of homeless outreach, drop-in center, case worker


SOURCE MN INC. P.O. BOX 8212 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408 612.822.5200