We envision a city where those who are trapped and existing without purpose can build a life they are proud of.
We dream of a place where individuals and families are restored, whole, and thriving.
We see a city where each person is becoming alive to the full potential of what God has created them to be.
This is not just for the poor.
This is for ALL of us.
Our families are better.
Our streets are better.
Our neighborhoods are better.
Our city is better.
We’re ALL better off when the people in our city are fully alive.
Some of us have quit our day jobs so a whole bunch of us can be part of making this happen.
Keep reading. . . . You're going to want to be a part of this!
- Irenaeus of Lyons
Family - On Purpose
Being a part of the Pathway out of Poverty™ is like being adopted into a healthy, interactive, extended family.
Every person has something of value to give and receive.
It's about preparing people we care about to live life well. It’s about experience and relationships, not just information.
It's a safe place to practice new skills. To grow and succeed, or make mistakes and get back up and try again.
Eventually each person will move on, but they’re still a part of the Elevate Lives™ family and always welcomed back for a visit with open arms!
Rebuilding Families and Neighborhoods One Home at a Time
Homes with a Purpose™ is the housing component of Elevate Lives, renovating and renewing the homes that will offer stability and where individuals and families can begin to grow and further develop on the Pathway out of Poverty™.
Elevate Lives™ utilizes a combination of skilled professionals, vocational apprentices, and volunteers to produce quality homes that revitalize the neighborhood and which each resident can be proud of.
The Springfield community has a part to play in helping those who are willing to work hard and adhere to the Pathway out of Poverty™ offered through Elevate Lives™.
With help from people like you, we are seeing change take place that will multiply and impact generations to come! Will you help us help another family?