We need your help! Do you belong to a local church, community organization, school or business that would be interested in partnering with DCS and Degage Ministries on our Purple Backpack Project?You can do this byhosting a Purple Backpack Project donation box.
Donation boxes will be delivered to you with a laminated list of items needed to fill our purple backpacks. The backpacks will include items designed to combat the wind and cold, and most importantly, to keep individuals dry. Some of the supplies included will be waterproof outerwear, mummy sleeping bags, hats, gloves, thermoses, and more. To maximize the effectiveness of our campaign, distribution of some items (hand and feet warmers, personal hygiene items, undergarments, instant coffee and soups) will be on an ongoing distribution schedule throughout the winter months.
If interested in gaining further details and specifics on how to help, please contact Wendy Botts at wendy@dirtcitysanctuary or by phone at 616-250-6423.
Our vision at DCS is to end the cycle of substance use disorder and homelessness with a mission to create a community housing project focused on loving, honest and individualized care and support for those facing substance use disorder and homelessness. Our goal is to provide long term housing, therapy, support, employment that focuses on giving back to the community, optional education and training experiences, and opportunities to connect with and build relationships with members of the outside community. Support will continue once individuals move on from DCS in order to facilitate a smooth transition from the cycle of substance use disorder and poverty to becoming a healthy and contributing member of society.