For those struggling with mental health or long-term addiction, coming into TRM can be a huge challenge. TRM provides a mobile service to reach out to these unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness.
Trusting strangers for help or being around large groups of people can trigger responses of fear, panic and stress - responses programmed through a lifetime of abuse, neglect and trauma. Unable to seek help, many of these individuals become the "unsheltered homeless", living in tents or abandoned buildings, under bridges, in wooded areas, and in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. TRM's ministry Street Reach locates these unsheltered individuals and provides a number of services including, but not limited to:
- The introduction of TRM Ministries and community services available with referrals as needed
- Food and water
- Winter gear (hats, gloves, coats, etc)
- Summer gear (insect repellent, sunscreen, etc)
- Prayer, encouragement, and human kindness