The Family Room exists to be a welcoming space to those in the ODM community. It is a foyer area with a front desk, coffee kiosk, wifi, and tables and chairs for visitors to use. We average nearly 1,200 homeless friends and other neighbors each month. We highly value our growing friendships with all of these amazing individuals.
A key component of our ministry is providing hospitality to the homeless in our community that need a brief reprieve from being out on the streets all day. They are able to use the restroom, rest a while, and drink a cup of coffee. We always have two receptionists on duty to assist people who are looking for resources such as housing or food. We see opportunities to share life, share friendship and share Christ every day!
Another facet of the Family Room outreach is empowering people in our community to give back and serve in the body of Christ. As a part of our Very Important Volunteer (VIV) program, several people volunteer on a regular basis to keep the Family Room and church property in good shape by washing windows, mopping floors, brewing coffee, keeping the room tidy, and helping with donations and front desk responsibilities.