|Lessons learned over the years emphasize the importance of personal relationships in creating meaningful and sustainable change. Clients who demonstrate the highest outcome achievement are those who feel secure enough in relationships to tackle the hard work of personal growth. When a program participant feels loved and genuinely confident in their relationship with First Fruit Ministries staff, they address barriers such as co-dependence, lack of self-esteem, abandonment issues, and poor coping skills. These are just some of the root causes of homelessness for the majority of our clients. Dealing with the external issues of income and housing, without addressing root causes, is ineffective in creating long-term results.
First Fruit Ministries is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
|Wilmington Dream Center - the goal is to help women and families to have permanent housing supported by stable employment; to connect them as members of the Wilmington community. Click here for more information or to apply for the program.
Men’s Mentorship - an individually tailored mentorship program for homeless men to focus on developing healthy personal boundaries and strong leadership skills.
Street Outreach - mobile outreaches providing hot meals, clothing, and supplies to homeless people on the streets four times weekly.
Urban Ministry Training Program - a training center for interns, volunteers, service clubs and missions teams. Groups can come for a few days to a month to join FFM’s outreach teams, care for others through faith and service, and learn how to effectively minister to those who are homeless.
Adopt-A-Block - a strategic outreach to low-wealth neighborhoods where teams meet with disabled individuals and families to assess and meet their needs. Click here for more information.
Food Pantry - a food box program providing fresh groceries and canned goods to low-income households three days per week.
Street Church - a worship service, every Thursday night, which includes transportation to and from homeless encampments and emergency shelters, along with a full meal in our campus dining room.
Widows Ministry - Volunteers visit area widows regularly and provide companionship and comfort along with the necessities of life.