Brothers' Keeper Appeal
Brothers' Keeper is a shelter for homeless men and does outreach to other indigent individuals from Gary, Indiana, and the surrounding communities. We are a 501c3, non-profit organization founded in 1986 by the late Rev. James A. Anderson, who was the pastor of Washington Street Church of God. The shelter can accommodate up to 25 men for sleeping arrangements. We are a non-partisan, non-denominational, faith based organization. Clients are referred to the facility by hospitals, local and state law enforcement agencies, township trustee offices, family members, friends, and others just walk-in or just show up at our doors.
These clients have problems of drug & alcohol addiction, under & unemployment, convicted felons, mental & emotional illness, illiterates (lack of comprehension), victims of domestic violence, and other family problems, etc. Our job is to motivate and empower these men to become healed of various social ills so that they can be self sufficient through a holistic approach.
Services available to our clients and the community are as follows: food, clothes, referral services, independent living skills, odd/temporary/full-time job services, advocacy, crisis intervention, self-awareness, AA/NA classes, ABE/GED prep and other tutorial referrals, resume writing, & job search referrals, etc.
In addition, we also provide the following services: soup kitchen, food pantry, clothes bank, resale shop, recycle program, worksite for seniors through AARP, school and college interns, and community service workers.
We also offer to the community three wireless internet/computer stations and a community garden.
As a non-profit organization, accepting the 'least of these' from throughout the United States and other countries, we are often at the mercies of the community. Currently, our needs are great for funds to operate the facility. We pray this appeal reaches compassionate hearts that truly feel that they are 'MY BROTHERS' KEEPER.'