KARM Care has the following focus areas:

Crossroads Welcome Center and Crossroads Resource Center are the starting points for KARM’s guests—welcoming places where overwhelming biblical hospitality is shown and where staff and volunteers determine guests’ needs and help them access area resources. Our objectives are simple:

  • to meet guests where they are
  • to introduce them to KARM’s programs and to community agencies, resources and services that will help them move forward and break the cycle of homelessness in their lives
  • to provide a space for agencies at KARM, which breaks down the barrier to vital services that often exists among those struggling with homelessness

Crossroads is a daily model of KARM’s ministry formula:

Rescue + Relationships = Restoration

Care Coordination

KARM’s Care Coordinators provide the relationships needed to ensure that our guests continue to move forward—such as assessing needs, creating a safe environment where God is at the center, and coordinating resources and referrals—all while helping them move toward sustainable independence.

Respite

You may have wondered, “What happens to homeless people who get discharged from a hospital but are not well enough to take care of themselves?” That’s the problem KARM and Covenant HomeCare’s partnership is working to answer for homeless men in our community. When a homeless man is discharged from a Covenant hospital, he is brought to KARM’s Respite Center, where Covenant HomeCare’s nurses oversee care, assisted by trained KARM staff. In Respite, these nurses and KARM staff become more than just health care professionals—they become encouragers and friends.

After leaving Respite, several patients have gone on to join KARM’s LaunchPoint and Berea programs and are on the road to fully restored lives.

Care Center

At KARM, we’re constantly challenging ourselves to “fill the need when we see the need.” One huge need we’ve seen among our guests is lack of access to medical care. Through our onsite Care Center, we are able to offer space to healthcare providers so that our guests can access primary medical care and other physical and mental medical needs.

Our Care Center helps guests enjoy better health AND cuts down drastically on the number of 911 calls, reducing the burden on and costs for local emergency responders, hospitals and city/county governments.

Of course, the Care Center story doesn’t just belong to KARM. We could not make it work without our amazing partnerships with area medical providers and universities.