Our programs influence over 100 children in the city of Wilmington. Relationship building is the main priority in all of our programs; relationships that equip and release people to be all they were created to be through hope and healing. Following is a list of our current programs:
Sunday Morning Church- Volunteers drive our van to pick up children who live in the city of Wilmington and bring them to the service at The Barn Vineyard Church.
Home Visits- Every week the relational director and volunteers visit the homes of the families that we know. This is a time when we are able to interact with parents, see children in their home environments, assess current needs of the family, and pray for them.
Weekly Neighborhood Playtime- Every week we spend time playing in the park and on the streets(weather permitting) of one of the communities we are most highly invested in. We play 4:30pm Tuesdays in Southbridge and 4:30pm Wednesdays in Riverside.
Mentoring– This happens on various days, in different group sizes, and by numerous volunteers. Sometimes mentoring is based around teaching a skill like playing guitar, one-on-one attention, or even small groups that enjoy the same activities. Each mentor is trained, introduced to families, and supported by Freedom Outreach. This happens in homes, public places, and at our house on North Market Street.
Bible Study- Is a weekly or bi-weekly event. Volunteers work in teams to provide a time of hanging out, teaching the word of God, serving others, and prayer. This happens at our house on North Market Street and in the community.
Providing Clothes, Food & Supplies to Families In Need- We understand that meeting practical needs is very important. We keep in good communication with the families we are working with and when they are in need.
Community Outreaches-This is a one day event held in Southbridge & Riverside. We invite families from the neighborhood to join us for a cookout, face painting, crafts, games and prayer. It is a great time to build relationships and allow God to minister.
Easter and Christmas Parties at the Barn- At these two large events we bring 20-40 children from the city of Wilmington out to The Barn Vineyard Church for a fun Saturday party! This gives the children a chance to experience some of the country, learn more about God, and to enjoy themselves for the afternoon.
Summer Camp Opportunities through Tri-State Christian Camps- We partner with Tri-State Christian Camps in Port Jervis, NY to provide a 3 night sleep over camp experience for about 30 of the children we know each Summer. They are able to participate in many out-door activities that are not options in an urban environment, grow in their relationship with God and build new friendships.
“The Giving Tree”: a Christmas gift giving program- The Giving Tree is a program that enables us to buy a Christmas present each year for over 100 children. Each child can be sponsored for $20, and then volunteers purchase, wrap, and deliver the presents that were bought specifically for each child.
Day Trips- We take groups of kids on various trips throughout the year to build relationships and create fun experiences for them. We have gone to the beach, tubing on the river, hiking, sledding, etc.
Book Drive-We partner with individuals who volunteer to collect, sort and distribute gently used books to children at Freedom Outreach parties and community outreaches.
Sponsorship Program –We have created a program where individuals or families can sponsor a specific child for $25 a month/$300 a year to cover the cost of their summer camp, birthday cake & Christmas gift. This is a powerful way to invest financially & prayerfully in a child’s life.