In September of 2013, our office opened our first ministry apartment at Abbey Lane Apartment Homes at the corner of Morse Rd. and Cleveland Ave. Using this location as a sort of "test site," we mobilized four churches to come together in this community to offer much needed programs like ESL, citizenship, homework help, and woman's health. We have found this incarnational ministry model to be very successful in meeting the needs of our refugee community and building lasting relationships between our volunteers and the refugee community.
Due to the program's success at Abbey Lane, we opened our second ministry apartment at Whispering Oaks Apartments in April of 2014 followed by our third at Heritage Apartments in June of 2014.
If you are interested in participating in this ministry as a volunteer, or if your small group or church would like to help start new programs or locations, please contact us at AEpting@wr.org.