A CARING, INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT THAT PROMOTES A SENSE OF SELF-WORTH AND HELPS THE HOMELESS BECOME AWARE OF LIFE'S POSSIBILITIES
the PARC, the Panhandle Adult Rebuilding Center, offers those experiencing homelessness an opportunity to engage in a productive environment during the day. Valerie and Robert envisioned a place where people could come find connections. It's through these connections and accountability that our members begin to regain the confidence needed to break the cycle of homelessness in which they have found themselves.
The homeless are often unseen. Their day-to-day existence becomes one of survival. At the PARC they are given back their name. At the PARC they realize they are capable. At the PARC the cycle of homelessness is broken and a sense of purpose is established. At the PARC lives are changed.
the PARC staff and volunteers provide one-on-one conversation and collaboration for guided activities, projects, and classes. These classes and projects start to uncover gifts and skills that perhaps have been lying dormant for years. As projects are completed, they begin to realize they are capable of more and start to set more goals for their lives. Everyone must feel encouraged to take the steps needed to move forward, so hosting an atmosphere where everyone can feel valued and respected as individuals is key. When someone walks through the doors at the PARC they are greeted and called by name. Through the relationships that take place, our members are validated and start to find themselves again. They begin to remember who they really are and move towards life's possibilities.
the PARC is a compliment to other agencies that provide shelter, meals, and medical assistance, so that a well-rounded system of service and support is provided for the homeless in Amarillo.
Valerie worked for many years in various churches, serving as a Children’s Pastor and counselor. Over the last several years she served at a homeless shelter and recovery center, overseeing donations and meals.
Robert has owned several of his own businesses and worked as a general manager throughout his life. In the recent past, he worked closely with the homeless and recovering from addiction. Robert developed and led a program that taught disciplines and skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment.
Please check out our JOIN US page and see the opportunities available for you to get involved. It takes volunteers of all kinds to accomplishing our goals for relationship and discipleship. TOGETHER we can impact our community and become aware of life's possibilities.