The work of the Kingdom is never ending! We have lots of friends and partners, as well as those who inspire us. This is a little tribute to them.
City with Dwellings was established in 2013 to address the needs of the homeless in the city of Winston-Salem, specifically that of a Winter Emergency Overflow Shelter. The winter shelter is run from December 1st through March 31st annually. City with Dwellings believes in a “community first” model of ending homelessness. This means that they recognize that a home is not the only thing that someone needs, but a community of care surrounding them.
Although Anthony’s Plot is ecumenical, it was founded by several Moravians and is considered a “Manna Ministry” of the Moravian Church. AP is glad to continue working with the Moravian Church through the Board of Cooperative Ministries.
This is a link to the Winston-Salem (and Forsyth County) resource guide that was started by Anthony’s Plot and continually kept up through the help of folks who double check on information, as it changes constantly. It is the most thorough guide to resources in the city.
A ministry of Green Street UMC, the Shalom Project has one of the best free clinics in the city, as well as a food pantry, clothing closet, and free weekly fellowship meal.
greeNest is a ministry in Winston-Salem that provides furniture and other household needs at a low cost to those who were homeless and now getting housing. Without them, may newly-housed folks would be sleeping on the floor and would have no dishes to eat their food!
In the summer of 2017, Anthony’s Plot embarked on a new adventure by taking part in the CDF Freedom Schools. This is a 6 week program that “seeks to build strong, literate, and empowered children prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and world today.” AP works with up to 50 kids in the neighborhood (grades K through 12) to help empower them to be great leaders in the community.
The School for Conversion works with organizations and intentional communities to “unlearn habits of social division… by experimenting in a way of life that meets Jesus in the neighbor and the stranger, making surprising friendships possible.”
“The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) is a network of Christians committed to seeing people and communities wholistically restored. We believe that God wants to restore us not only to right relationship with Himself but also with our own true selves, our families and our communities. Not just spiritually, but emotionally, physically, economically, and socially. Not by offering mercy alone, but by undergirding mercy with justice.”