“Material, relational and spiritual poverty can be alleviated as we come alongside those who are hurting and demonstrate God’s love.”
– Dan Stewart, Director, Warren Dream Center Director
As the third largest city in Michigan, Warren is home to about 135,000 people. Located on the border of Detroit, Warren is a vibrant city with a rich history. However, in the area from 8 Mile Road to 10 Mile Road:
*60% of families are living at or below the poverty line
*Of that 60%, 80% are unemployed
*60% are transient (moving three times per year)
*One out of five kids is food insecure, especially on weekends
At the Warren Dream Center, we see the opportunity to help these people. We plan to work in cooperation with other churches and non-profit organizations to provide all Warren citizens all that is important to live an abundant life.
“I look forward to seeing the people of Warren filled with hope, peace and security,” says Dan Stewart, Director, Warren Dream Center. “Our dream is to help them overcome any barriers to that future and see them experience inner and outer wholeness.
“Material, relational and spiritual poverty can be alleviated as we come alongside those who are hurting and demonstrate God’s love. At Dream Center of Warren, we seek to understand the hurts in the community and heal them; to find the needs and fill them.”
The Warren Dream Center seeks to help people using three tools: Life Skills, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Food and Nutrition.
A typical response of a compassionate community is to provide food, housing clothing. At the bottom of the list is Life skills development. The result is that few families are able to move out of poverty. At the Dream Center, we have made life skills a top priority in order to create deeper, more sustainable solutions.
Developing residents with essential life skills is an important focus of the Dream Center. Far too many people are not reaching their potential as contributing members of society. Without work, there is a loss of purpose and dignity.
We are people develop life skills by providing mentoring, ESL classes, employment training and clothing assistance.
Every community desires its residents experience a high level of safety and provision. In south Warren, several neighborhoods are experiencing a troubling decline in the basic elements that define a healthy community.
Our strategy is to operate wrap-around ministries for families and help prepare them to be homeowners. For those homeowners who have needs bigger than they can handle, we’ve joined the Churches Caring for Community program to provide them with special assistance.
In addition, we’ve launched a program called SummerServe to rally volunteers go into neighbors and meet specific needs that we have identified.
Food and Nutrition
The Dream Center of Warren has started a hot meal program on Saturdays for at-risk families. We’ll provide food and a short bible story. Our plan is to provide nutritional guidance for families i.e., meal planning, simple recipes, etc.
See how lives are being changed at the Dream Center by reading our Dream Centers Blog.
The Warren Dream Center flourishes as we share God’s love through compassion. We have a big need for people to help with meals, clothing, tutoring and more. Click here to learn more.
Go behind the scenes to meet the people whose lives are being transformed at the Warren Dream Center. You’ll get a first-hand look into our vision, programs and resources. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a tour.
Discover what the Dream Center is doing to help our community by inviting a representative to speak at your employee/church/civic group meeting. We’ll share information on our programs and how we are fighting poverty, addiction and homelessness. Email email@example.com to arrange for a speaker.
We rely heavily on donations to operate our kitchen, computer classes, medical and dental programs. Click here to donate.
The Warren Dream Center is located at 27300 Hoover Road, Warren, MI 48093.
Questions and comments can be directed to: Dream Centers of Michigan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 248-221-5747.