Join us November 11th for the Veteran's Day Parade (click here)
03/12/2011 Walk / Run and BBQ
Meeting a big need in children of prisoners, at-risk and needy kids by breaking the cycle of crime, poverty, illiteracy, incarceration and self destruction. Everyday these kids are at risk of going hungry, living without utilities, are in cramped conditions with multiple families, homelessness and having to fend for themselves. Youngsters have lost their parents to crime, prison, drugs, alcohol and are six times more at risk of becoming the next generation of inmates.
Our mission is empowering at-risk kids to reshape the rest of their lives by teaching them right from wrong to prevent them from making mistakes. We tell these youngsters that their lives are significant and that they have the gifts and capabilities to achieve great things, possess a winning spirit and have a healthy and prosperous future. It is exciting to see their young lives being renewed, families being restored and our Communities being enriched through Outreach.
Mentoring by a caring adult is the single most effective strategy for building character and curbing destructive behavior. Mentoring decreases crime, involvement with drugs, alcohol and skipping school. Mentoring increases educational achievements and helps to prepare these youngsters for productive employment. Kids learn to have clean fun, feel accepted, have consistency, and raise their expectations for the future.
Deputy Romero invited youth fourteen years of age and up to contact the Sheriff’s Explorer Program to expand their interest in a career in law enforcement.
2011 Community Outreach Ministry and Lakota Sioux Children Christmas Party
2011 Community Outreach Ministry Angel Tree Christmas Party
2011 Community Outreach Ministry Christmas Party Launch
With the help of many sponsors, Community Outreach Ministry in partnership with Gem of the Valley Church, Prison Fellowship and Angel Tree adopts 100+ children of prisoners and 100+ at risk and needy kids locally to receive brand new clothing and fun gifts presented at the annual Angel Tree Christmas Party. These youngsters in Southwest, California are in danger everyday of losing their home to poverty, violence and drugs. In fact, studies indicate 66% of them will become the next generation of inmates. This is why it is so important that we reach the children now while they are young to turn their lives around. They need to know now that they can have a happy, healthy and prosperous future and we are here for them year round.
The children being adopted are newborn to eighteen years of age. Our goal is to let these youngsters know that they are not alone or forgotten at the holidays. We are here to help them to heal their wounds and give them hope for a strong healthy and wealthy future. Sponsors and volunteers are welcome to donate by calling 951.698.7650.