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    Reducing Homelessness

    HOME WITH FLOOD… not a clever slogan, but real people living in our community who have overcome homelessness. Housing stability is a first step in life transformation. Click HERE to download our latest newsletter.

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    Reducing Homelessness

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    Move Ins

    Every month, Flood experiences the joy of watching individuals and families transition out of homelessness.  Linking those living on the streets or in a shelter to affordable housing is the most common path out of homelessness and into permanent housing.  With each move in we try to provide basic necessities for a home.  If you [...]

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    Move Ins

  • Fill a Bag of Groceries

    A critical part of Flood’s Community Celebrations outreach is our grocery distribution. Each week we distribute from 150 to 300 or more bags of groceries. For many people, that bag of groceries has become a necessity for living. Subsequently, grocery distribution can be a huge expense for Flood and at times becomes cost prohibitive to accomplish [...]

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    Fill a Bag of Groceries

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    Green Gardens Bunco Night

    Green Gardens Bunco Nights are happening and much anticipated by residents at Green Gardens. We are looking for small groups to cook for and serve about 30 guests one night each month. Green Gardens, where many of Flood’s guests have been housed, is a single room occupancy community with 104 rooms for formerly homeless, disabled [...]

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    Green Gardens Bunco Night

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    Esperanza para el Futuro

    Hope for the Future. Elementary age students in southeast Bakersfield face significant challenges. Sixty-four percent are Spanish speaking only at home and language arts scores are some of the lowest in Bakersfield. Are you being called to impact a child’s life? Hope for the Future summer reading program allows you to do just that! We [...]

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    Esperanza para el Futuro

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Christmas Tree Lot

Buy your Christmas trees at the Flood Christmas Tree Lot and help Flood to transition families and individuals out of homelessness and into permanent supportive housing. Flood establishes meaningful relationships with those in crisis to empower them to overcome their disadvantaged circumstances and encounter the love of Jesus. The tree lot is run completely by [...]

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Community Transformation

The Southeast Ministry Center continues to dramatically increase the number of lives touched on a regular basis. Every week hundreds of people pass through our center’s doors. On any given day you’ll find job training, substance abuse intervention, a bilingual Bible study, men’s or women’s discipleship breakfast, other support groups or an after-school reading program. [...]

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Community Celebrations

Flood’s weekly outreach at our Southeast Ministry Center has seen thousands of attendees since the beginning of 2012. Each week has been a victory with hundreds of guests and volunteers gathering to share music, a Biblical message (sometimes in English and Spanish) and a hot meal. Plus we distribute hundreds of food baskets each week. [...]

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Transforming Lives

Pam is one of eleven graduates from a one-year, bi-lingual Bible study at our Southeast Ministry Center. Debbie Haupt (right) coordinated the study with other women from The Bridge Bible Church. The study was taught by Pastor Cesar Salazar and his wife Maria of Plaza Iglesia Christiana.

Life transformation continues to be the center of everything we do at Flood. Our ultimate goals are to help clients make the transition from homelessness and to give them the opportunity to begin a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Flood is having its most fruitful year ever and the Southeast Ministry Center has become an integral part of this growth. Our anticipated outcomes are nothing short of phenomenal.

We plan a 33 percent increase in the number of individuals reached, impacting over 4,000 lives through crisis intervention, linking to medical services and substance abuse support. This, plus thousands of food packs, meals and essential services, provides access to building meaningful relationships. Finally, we are on track for 100 guests to gain and retain housing.

We’ve seen over and again how these outcomes translate into lasting transformation. Allow me to ask for your help. We need your prayers, volunteerism and financial support in order to continue at our current pace. The Lord has provided the arena. Will you be a part of providing the means?

Kim Albers
Executive Director