The Dream Center of Jackson started as an emergency shelter due to the
May 4, 2003 tornado disaster. We obtained access to a one-hundred room
old hospital building that had been mostly vacant for several years and
began by giving tornado victims a place to stay. We also handed out
food and supplies daily in the devastated Jackson neighborhoods. During
the crisis we housed up to 60 individuals and families nightly. Many
individuals stayed with us until they found other housing or their
homes were either renovated or re-built. We remained an emergency
shelter for over 6 months.
Since then, we slowly transitioned into a Transformational Ministry
for families and individuals who have experienced loss of employment,
housing, family support and other crises in their lives that rendered
them destitute. Many individuals come to us without hope and most have
almost given up. We have a mandate by God to help, support, love and
minister to these individuals through these hard times by instilling
hope, applying Christian values and showing them a better life.