This summer, a generous donor agreed to match up to $10,000 in donations to the Mission’s Client Sustainability Campaign. The Client Sustainability Campaign is supporting three vital Mission ministries: our Bridges Out of Poverty program, our community health initiatives, and our Veterans Support Fund.
Thanks to people just like you, we raised more than $37,000 this summer! That brings the total amount raised to almost $60,000!
But that doesn’t mean we’re done. This year, we’re hoping to raise $150,000 for these important ministries; ministries that help people begin making their journeys out of poverty and towards self-sustainability.
Bridges out of Poverty helps people move out of poverty through an evidence-based curriculum that includes mentoring. A 16-week class helps participants create plans and strategies what will help them achieve their goals. During and after that class, participants receive mentoring from community members as well as ongoing support from Mission staff.
Our community health initiatives help people be good stewards of their health. Through classes and activities, participants learn about common health problems and how to prevent them. Through case management, people with health problems are supported through their illness. Together, these initiatives address the barriers caused by poor health, make our community healthier, and position our neighbors for sustainability.
The veterans support fund gives immediate help to veterans who hit a bump on the road to self-sustainability. This fund helps veterans fix their cars, buy clothes for job interviews, and overcome other obstacles on the way to a better life.
You can be a part of this important campaign! Go to our campaign page to make your gift today, or mail your gift (with a note that it’s to the Client Sustainability Campaign) to Back Bay Mission, PO Box 288, Biloxi, MS 39533.