The Christian Center
The Christian Center serves the community with four main programs: Men's Shelter & Recovery, Community Dining Room, Community Assistance, and Red Door Vintage & Thrift (Retail & Outreach).
The Men's Shelter provides entry from 4pm to midnight every night of the year, and provides work therapy and other opportunities for recovery and development throughout the day. As an offshoot of this Program, there are Chapel services throughout the week specifically for the residents, and a Chapel service on Saturday nights that is open to the community at large.
The Community Dining Room serves 3 meals a day, 7 days a week except Sunday morning. We maintain a "no questions asked" policy where all community members are welcome to come and eat.
Finally, The Christian Center receives many donations from the community to support those in need. These items are routed to The Christian Center Thrift Store to provide low-cost affordable options for families in need. Many of these items are also offered for free through our Community Assistance Program. Through the CA Program, The Christian Center serves those who have demonstrated need of clothing, bedding, furniture, kitchen supplies, and hygiene items.
History: The Christian Center was formed in 1955 when Reverend Lloyd Lambert and his wife Dorothy Lambert began serving men who had no place to go after being released from prison. Since that time, the ministry has blossomed into the many programs and services offered today: Christian Center Thrift Store, Community Assistance Program, Community Dining Room, and of course a Men's Shelter and Recovery Program.