Rachel writes:

In order to lay the groundwork for future posts, it seems fitting to begin with what I have learned and loved about my work placement at the Central Outreach and Advocacy Center. First, a here’s a little about the center itself. The mission of Central Outreach is to prevent and reduce homelessness through a multifaceted approach that addresses the needs of individuals as a whole. Most of the guests we see are experiencing chronic homelessness or transitioning from an institutional setting to independent, stable housing.

Read Rachel’s entire post.

On Sunday, August 26, 2018, we commissioned Rachel Carpenter, Brooke Cobb, and Erin Tolar, who dedicate a year of their lives to learn what God is doing through them and in them. We hope to follow their journey through their online blogs.

To learn more about the YAV program, visit: www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/yav/

To read the blogs of our YAVs, click their links below: