Nonprofit Leadership Stereotypes

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Brittney Corder Shadowing Experience Nonprofit Leadership in the Human Services July 22, 2014 Homelessness: Your Stereotypes are Unreal I chose to job shadow a location in North Carolina after learning of some issues my uncle is facing in his present life. I have always had a love and understanding for those who are less fortunate than others, but when it is family, the truth hits hard. After learning of some hard times that have fallen upon my uncle, including addiction, eviction, and desperation, he has ultimately landed himself in a homeless shelter. I am pleased to say I had the opportunity to visit and see firsthand how a homeless shelter is run through its daily procedures. The Winston-Salem Rescue Mission is a non-profit,…show more content…
Some statistics from the mission are difficult to comprehend, especially when seeing the real numbers. Approximately one hundred men are housed each night at the Rescue Mission, and up to twelve men are in the recovery program at Alpha Acres, to date. Nearly 400 meals are served daily through the kitchens at the Mission and Alpha Acres. Thousands of articles of clothing are given out each year to the needy, not just clients who stay at the mission. Over 45,000 pounds of food is given away in our Client Choice Food Pantry every year. Approximately seventy men are involved in a regular recovery program which involves counseling, Bible study, and work therapy and training. Men are helped to obtain NC picture ID cards and other documents which are necessary to gain employment. Regular Christian counseling and recovery sessions are held for troubled men. Hundreds of Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets are given out yearly to needy families. The Mission will care for men in need at any time, operating 24 hours daily, 365 days a year. After 47 years, the Mission still operates under the same family and with the same set of rules and mission statement, We are a Christian, non-denominational service ministry, meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of hurting people in the Triad area so that we might proclaim…show more content…
The mission is a Christian organization that believes in the God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and encourages the converting life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the salvation for all humanity, and seeks to put Christ at the center of all we say and do. Winston-Salem Rescue Mission is a non-denominational ministry that provides services for anyone, without the worry of stereotypes and discrimination. The Mission is a service ministry ensuing the example of Christ who came “not to be served, but to serve” and carrying out the Great Commandment to “love our neighbors as ourselves”. The mission is committed to meeting the needs of individuals on three levels: physical needs, emotional needs and spiritual

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