Thank you for your prayer and support this past year! The ministry has continued to grow in many ways, and we are grateful to have had you stand alongside us. As we enter the New Year, we are reflecting on all the ways in which God has worked this past year and looking forward to continued service in 2019.
As you seek to bless others through your year-end giving and regular 2019 giving, we humbly ask that you keep Breaking Chains in mind. Your tax-deductible donations are instrumental in supporting the ministry’s mission and creating more opportunities for those we serve.
Below you can view our 2019 Giving Guide. Please take a look at the various needs and consider a contribution. One-time gifts and recurring payments can be made through the donate page of the website.
top 3 needs
Teen Mental Health: $500 monthly/$6,000 yearly total
The teens and young adults the ministry serves come from hard places. Many have experienced trauma that requires special support to overcome. Several of the teens we have welcomed this year need regular medication and psychiatric counseling in order to for them to gain stability and move forward in life. We are seeking monthly partners who can help with these costs. The support needed for teen mental health is $500 per month.
Additional House Parents: $700 monthly/$8,400 yearly total
At any given time, our Breaking Chains building houses eight to fifteen young adults who are in periods of transition. We are only able to support these young adults on their journeys because of the help of our amazing house parents. The house parents serve as spiritual mentors, counselors, disciplinarians and loving pillars of stability.
We are seeking to hire one additional full-time house parent and one additional part-time house parent to join our existing team. The additional employees would ensure that two house parents are able to be present at the building at all times, and would allow each employee to have more time for rest and renewal. The support needed to hire the additional house parents is $700 per month.
Education Vehicle: $17,000 remainder needed
One of the most vibrant and fruitful components of the ministry is the education program. Through the help of generous donors, we were able to sponsor 27 students to attend quality schools in 2018. Fourteen of those students attend bilingual school. Due to the increase in number of bilingual students, we have had to make some considerations regarding the best way to handle transportation. After exploring different options, our team and board decided that it is a better investment for us to purchase a small bus of our own. The vehicle will allow us to save money in the long run as well as give us more flexibility and additional transportation to help with other ministry activities.
We are seeking to raise $30,000 toward the purchase of the vehicle ($25,000 for the bus purchase, and $5,000 set aside for maintenance). Currently, we have $13,000 raised, but we are seeking contributions for the remainder.
smaller, one-time needs
MacBook Computer: 1 needed - $1200
Desktop computers: 4 needed - $450 each
Refrigerator: 1 needed - $600
TV for teen room: 1 needed - $150
Fans: 4 needed - $50 each
Bunk beds: 4 needed - $120 each
Mini lathe for teen projects - 1 needed: $375