BE A LIGHT MISSION SERVICE CENTER INC
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Crisis Support
- Health & Medicine
- Homeless & Housing
Location3725 Heron Island DriveNew Port Richey, FL 34655 United States
Established in 2020, Be a Light Mission Service Center, Inc. is a faith-based, 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to rebuilding lives and restoring hope through programming targeting the challenges of homelessness and its causes. Our mission is to support, encourage, and empower people experiencing poverty and homelessness in their journey to independent, sustainable living as an expression of our faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In 2024, we are on a mission. Our target state has always been housing. It hurts us every time we have to tell a neighbor it is time to go when we know they have nowhere to stay. It destroys us to have someone ask for help finding recovery and we can’t move fast enough to bring them resources. They are ready for rehab. They have detoxed in the woods and are trying to stay sober. But they are in an environment that fosters more use and abuse. And they go back. We need to evolve from being "the heart" to being a "dispatcher". Leverage our culture of care and grace ("the heart") and add more connections to bring services faster ("the dispatcher"). This model means having onsite, dedicated resources from our partners, not just referrals. For example, access to mental health and urgent care onsite instead of sending people to an ER for a non-emergency.
We are looking for partners in this vision to establish a program offering support for basic needs and an open door to recovery. We need land for expansion and future development of housing units. We need a building for warehousing goods for a thrift store and pantry. We need a home to welcome our neighbors. We need partners who want to bring their services in to help our neighbors. We need funding to launch and maintain this program. There are hundreds of people in West Pasco county who need this support. Join us in this mission to reduce homelessness in our community.