By Amy LaCount Executive Director of the Mission
The Mooresville Christian Mission recently launched a new multi-year strategic plan to address the challenge of generational poverty in the Mooresville area.
The five-year plan focuses on the mission’s role as the community’s entry point into the social safety net system, leveraging relationships of trust with people experiencing poverty to move them for relief. urgently to continued stabilization and ultimately to self-reliance. Key elements of the new plan call for better case management, new programs and services designed to help lift people out of poverty, a âno back doorâ approach to ensure collaboration with all of our faith and faith partners. other agencies and organizations in the Mooresville area.
âThe Mission has been the go-to social service agency in the Mooresville community for decades, and our new plan advances our commitment to end generational poverty in Mooresville,â said Amy LaCount, Mission Executive Director. . “After a very difficult year for many in our community, the mission is poised to increase its impact in the service of those in need.”
The key to realizing this vision will be the design and construction of a new facility for the mission. The mission learned last year that it would need to find a new home because its current home is sold. The board of directors and the leadership of the mission staff are excited about the opportunity to create a facility specially designed to house the organization’s new approach to meeting the needs of people living in poverty. In addition to continuing to provide crisis financial assistance, a pantry and a free resource store, the mission is preparing to launch NETworX; a relationship-driven program focused on education and mentoring through mutual accountability, goal setting and celebration. The mission also recently launched Drive to Thrive, which provides access to transportation for people enrolled in anti-poverty programs. These efforts aim to overcome the barriers to self-reliance that keep families in poverty.