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Forgotten Homeless Program

The Homeless Needs Program was founded in 2009 the day a homeless man died of the cold across the street from the San Diego Homeless Shelter. Since then, our program has grown to become a large mobile street team in our area, we are now currently servicing the DFW area and The Grand Bahamas.

Each month our team assembles in forgotten areas delivering sleeping bags, coats, hats, gloves and blankets in the colder weather — to those struggling to survive rough on the streets at random stops around the city. For many homeless, this is their only way to stay dry and warm in the colder seasons.

We also provide warm showers, hair cuts, and shaves, shoes and clothing items throughout the year.

In its 20 year history, the program has distributed more than several hundred thousand dollars of items and food — allowing us to build an invaluable level of trust among some of the hardest to reach and most marginalized of our homeless neighbors. Our team, which includes a Mobile Team, uses that trust to connect those on the streets with other life-changing services provided through HUGGS United such as referrals to psychiatric treatment, medical care, substance abuse treatment, or shelter and vital benefits offered by the Bridge and partner organizations.

Volunteers — who help us hand out the items and drive the vans — are the lifeblood of BOL-Homless Needs Program, and usually, commit to one day per month. We are thankful for all the services.

We thank Mississippi State University for all the perishable items this winter!!!

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Life Skills

TBOL Teaches 

 

The 1%

• Responsibility 

• Responsiveness 

• Resolution 

 

The 10%

• Resources 

• Relationships 

• Reality 

 

The 100%

• Reliability

• Resurrection 

• Revelation 

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Mentoring

TBOL Focuses On 3 Core Areas Of Mentorship 

 

• Development 

• Implementation

• Empowerment 

 

DEVELOPMENT 

 

Free mentor|mentee matching

Free mentor|mentee training 

Mentor|Mentee Shadowing 

 

TBOL allows both mentors and mentees choose who they want to partner with based off personality, personal purpose statements and goal setting.

 

IMPLEMENTATION 

 

Consistent Communication Cadence 

Quarterly Goal-Setting Sessions 

Creating strategic Support Programs

 

TBOL Fosters am environment for mentor|mentees the capability to create, build and maintain a healthy relationship for their set timeframe they choose.

 

EMPOWERMENT 

 

• Self Discovery 

• Self Awareness 

• Self Improvement 

 

TBOL uses our empowerment session for our entire organization, however we create specific opportunities for our Mentorship Program where the mentor|mentee relationships can flourish even past their allotted timeframes they set.

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Veterans Program

TBOL has begun to partner with Simple Urban Homes in Sikeston MO, the program is designed to directly support homeless, low income, or at-risk veterans and their families. While most of the individuals in this population are already utilizing their VA benefits, there are some that are not. Our goal is not only to serve this population, but also to help connect them with VA services that could help them.   TBOL recognizes the courage and sacrifice of American veterans, particularly those who are injured in the line of duty. To honor their service, the Department participates in programs to help injured soldiers and disabled veterans gain a safe place to call home, we will focus on mainly providing homes for homeless veterans.

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Health & Wellness

TBOL uses our empowerment session for our entire organization, however we create specific opportunities for our Mentorship Program where the mentor|mentee relationships can flourish even past their allotted timeframes they set.

Children who have anger management problems will have access to our yoga and meditation program this program has enabled children to do meditation techniques and instead of them reacting and getting angry, they've learned how to meditate, breath and redirect their anger."

  

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, and focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state of mind.

Meditation has been practiced since antiquity in numerous traditions and beliefs, often as part of the path towards enlightenment and self-realization and mental clearness and well being.

 

Meditation is used with the aim of reducing stress, anger, anxiety, depression, and pain, and increasing peace, perception, self-concept, and well-being, making a way for our youth to have a brighter future. 

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Leadership & Character Building

TBOL trains our youth about the core basic qualities required when leading others and following good leaders. We work on character building and key proponents of applying this character to their personal and eventual professional lives.

 

 

• Integrity Training 

•Character Building 

• Leadership Qualities

 

Financial Literacy requires ethics, morals, integrity  truth and honesty. We use our lesson plans to guide our youth into discovering themselves as well as developing them right where they are by providing them knowledge and awareformation they may not receive in traditional learning settings or at home.

 

We show them aspects of character which help them lead in good character as well as follow leaders who have good character.

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