For more than 10 years, Reggie Edwards headed the women’s outreach at a local urban ministry. Women from all walks of life came together to make new friends, hear an inspiring message, be built up and encouraged. In addition to monthly support groups, there were conferences, retreats and special outings. It was a special time for ladies of all ages and many women were blessed. The Encouraging Place is a 501©(3) outreach ministry that continues that tradition.
Other components of The Encouraging Place are:
The Summer Camp for Women
A 7-week “completely unique” experience for women during the summer months. Time for women to be encouraged through fellowship, a meal and a timely message. Some camps have childcare available. A delightful banquet of praise ends this special time each summer.
A continuation of Summer Camp that meets in different locations around the city for encouragement and fellowship and to grow authentic sisterhood throughout the year.
Females Reaching for Excellence & Empowerment is our “IN-REACH” to women who are or have been incarcerated through collaboration with JOBSTART, Community Success Initiative re-entry programs as well as to women who are dealing with homelessness at the Women’s Center and the Helen Wright Center. We are our sisters’ cheerleader!!
Pride for Parents (Christmas store)
Pride for Parents is a unique way to give back to the community during the Christmas season. We are blessed to be able to preserve the pride and dignity of parents by hosting a “store” where they can purchase their own brand new toys and gifts at discounted rates.
The Creative Arts Division
Our ladies shine!! The “Sisters of Grace Praise Ministry”, and “From the Heart Spoken Word” are where women offer their gifts and talents unto the Lord through ministry in song, lyrical dance, poetry and writing.