We recently got to visit the Walter Hoving Home, a sister program to Teen Challenge. They gave us the grand tour and we both shared about our ministries. The Hoving Home is a discipleship program for women 18+ who have been involved in drug addiction, alcoholism, prostitution and other life-controlling problems. It's located in Pasadena in a building formerly known as the Mira Monte Hotel - now housing up to 45 women who have found hope and new life! Photo from left: Shaneen Neag (NE Staff), Sally De Leon (Hoving Staff), Jen Sandoval (NE Staff), and Laura Suk (NE Executive Director).
NEW ADVENTURES! NorthEast of the Well has partnered with an organization called "Changing Strides", which will provide our children with the opportunity to learn, experience, and love horses. 2 of our preteen girls from the NorthEast community have already started lessons, with more to sign up soon. Did you know that equine interaction can help children with stress levels, problem-solving skills, impulse control, confidence-building and empathy? What a gift!
Pictured L to R: Hailey (trainer), Lily and Miss Haylie (NorthEast Staff).
Once again, we got to visit Youth Guidance Center (Juvenile Hall) to speak to incarcerated teenage girls. Last night was powerful; our team showed up and the Word of God went out. The adolescents were engaged, and had lots of questions for us - even sharing their own favorite scriptures. THANK YOU for letting us be a light for Christ here. Photo from left: Shaneen Neag (NE Staff), YGC Staff, Sarah Howard (NE Staff), Crystal Hale (NE volunteer), Sheri Snyder (Pacific Youth Correctional Ministries), Gina Hughes (NE Staff).
NorthEast of the Well was honored to recieve the Spirit of Faith Award, chosen as the non-profit of the year by Grandma's House of Hope (GHH) at their annual gala held in Anaheim, CA.
NorthEast provides bible studies 5 of their residential homes on a weekly basis. This includes shelters, safe houses and transitional livings for both men and women throughout Orange County. We also transport their residents to our larger community gatherings once a week for dinner and worship.
At the gala Pastor Laura gave the invocation prayer and received the award on behalf of the ministry.
Pictured L to R: Shawn Reilly-NorthEast Board Member, Je'net Kreitner-Founder/Executive Director of GHH, Laura Suk-Founder/Executive Director of NorthEast of the Well, Emily Schilling-NorthEast Co-founder
SOLD OUT EVENT!!! NorthEast of the Well held our 3rd Annual Fall Gala last weekend, to a SOLD OUT crowd of 210 guests. The event featured raffle prizes, silent & live auctions, and a delicious catered dinner. The NorthEast community presented our ministry through a brand new video, live testimonies, music, and more. A special thank you to our Women at the Well Auxiliary, who worked tirelessly for the months prior to ensure this event was a success. A second thank you to EVERY GUEST who showed up to support. Make sure to register early next year!