Bridge Facility & Hope Village
Bridging today's gaps to restore hope in tomorrow
This campaign is to raise funds to fulfill the vision of Hope Village for those in our North Texas community experiencing homelessness. Hope Village will also include The Bridge Connection Facility where we currently serve through our food pantry and clothing closet. The location plan is in North East Collin County (just outside Wylie, Texas city limits).
Hope Village is a family to family community created within a tiny house blueprint.
Each community family will be paired with an onsite ministry family. Our community families will receive hope, encouragement, and love as well as mentoring, training, and discipleship in areas needed to successfully get them back on their feet. Hope Village will not only provide homes but an honoring and loving environment to grow and invest in.
INITIAL THREE PHASES DEFINED:
PHASE 1: LAND PURCHASE The first phase includes raising the needed financial resources to purchase a plot of land 10-20 acres in size with utilities free of debt. (The Bridge Connection will use money raised several years ago to build a warehouse facility on this property.)
PHASE 2: MINISTRY FAMILIES The second phase includes 4-6 ministry families moving on the property into tiny houses. A time will be spent with these families living in community together and learning the "tiny house" community living so that our first (of many) community families will have the best possible experience. Ministry families will be required to spend volunteer hours investing in the daily upkeep of the tiny house village as well as their community family, when assigned.
PHASE 3: COMMUNITY FAMILIES We will begin raising funds and resources to start the process of building our community homes. As homes are built, we will begin offering them to families and individuals experiencing homelessness for a season. Community families will be invested in, encouraged, loved on and resources offered to help give them a hand up to sustain a living when they go back into the community. This is not limited to, but could include, education and training in budgeting, job training, GED resources, cooking on budget, computer training, resume assistance, etc. Community families will also be required to spend volunteer hours investing in the daily upkeep of the tiny house village and to spend required time meeting with their ministry family.