The vine

Apartment 5 | 7am-7pm

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.  Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

                                                               -- John 15: 1-8

The Vine is a dedicated place for Hope Street members to live, learn and develop helpful skills while preparing to transplant back into the community. Volunteers will walk alongside members and assist with resume writing, interview prep, and other life skills training. This will directly build off of Hope Street’s Flourishing Metric as members pursue both self-sufficiency and growth within an extended community that will include a part of our volunteer base.


This space provides job and computer resources for Hope Street members, along with friendship and a place to gather for practical and tangible guidance and opportunities for growth.

 

Volunteers will be able to conduct tutoring, classes, bible studies and be present and available to walk alongside members navigating employment, healthcare, tax filings and other challenging spaces to navigate. This will also be a space where current Hope Street members can volunteer and share their wisdom and experience with other members. We also hope to continue providing free counseling services through James Place – Mental Health, or through other current connections.