What is poverty?

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The opposite of poverty is Human Flourishing

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Human flourishing is about sustainability. The reality is this: transactional, relief-focused efforts are not sufficient to address human flourishing and bring about sustainable outcomes. It requires transformation in how we all relate with God, Self, Others and Creation.

To do this, Team Hope provides necessary support to fully implement a poverty alleviation ministry model that emphasizes relational-based human flourishing addressing all aspects of someone’s life: Spiritual, Emotional, Physical, Vocational.

  • At PRM we have been growing our developmental programing that focuses on individual pathways of renewal with the goals of:

    • Experiencing a life altering relationship with Jesus – We desire that all those we have the privilege of serving come to know our gracious and redeeming God through his Son - Jesus

    • Securing Permanent Housing – in the past 12 months we were able to place more than 160 Men and Women in Permanent Housing

    • Attaining Stable Employment – in the past year we helped place more than 215 Men and Women in jobs. That is more than 4 times the amount we placed just a little over a year ago

    • Achieving Healthy Living – which means a life free from addiction and bondage to life controlling circumstances

    • Establishing Thriving Connection to the Church where our graduates can grow and serve together with us as valued members of our communities

  • Growth Classes, Personal Counseling and Client Advocacy in collaboration with our clients to create transformation.

  • Team Hope allows us to grow outreach and post-residential programs to better serve our graduates. Provision of new opportunities like our coming men’s 1212 Community Home, located at 1212 SW Adams, where our program graduates can continue to grow and develop as they prepare for permanent housing. 

The shirt does indeed change lives. When you join Team Hope, you do more than give. You lay a path to flourishing for someone who desperately needs it.  Photo by Elyse Nicholson.

The shirt does indeed change lives. When you join Team Hope, you do more than give. You lay a path to flourishing for someone who desperately needs it. Photo by Elyse Nicholson.

a call for compassionate action

Team Hope is teaming up with Jesus who came to bring good news to the poor, proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed and to proclaim that the year of the Lord’s favor.

At Peoria Rescue Ministries we have spent the last couple of years making significant adjustments so that we are now ready to call on the Church and our Community to come and partner with us in bringing about human flourishing for the glory of God and for the transformation of our community. This means:

Would you prayerfully consider

  • Supporting PRM financially on a consistent basis – either monthly or annually

  • Supporting PRM prayerfully - that God will be glorified and lives would be changed

  • Supporting PRM relationally – either as a Neighbor or engaging in an event with us

  • Supporting PRM passionately - actively recruiting others to join TEAM HOPE to make an impact on our community.