Maryland Oaks Crossing
Our organization’s reach extended in 2003 with the opening of Maryland Oaks Crossing, a rent-subsidized development of 48 new manufactured homes located in West Tallahassee. This ministry offers housing for about 48 families representing over 100 chidren. Generally they are single parents, handicapped, or military veterans.
The ministry has purchased and transformed a blighted, neglected, unproductive 2+ acre tract into a safe, attractive environment. The area was formerly inhabited by an unstable tenant population existing in substandard mobile homes. Residents now enjoy their community with paved and landscaped access, a playground, a central laundry facility, new city water and sewer hookups, and the presence of an on-site supervisor/manager. Some former tenants have qualified to lift their situation and become a part of Maryland Oaks Crossing.
Good News Outreach partners with The State of Florida, the City of Tallahassee, the Veterans Administration, The Center for Independent Living, The Shelter (for homeless), faith-based agencies, and The Homeless Coalition in accepting applicants for this new community.
In the Tallahassee area, almost a thousand people are considered as homeless. This opportunity offers the opportunity for some Tallahassee area at-risk families to operate in a stable and comfortable environment while trying to improve their lives and the lives of loved ones.
In this endeavor, as in other Good News Outreach ministries, the emphasis is on individuals and the desire to fulfill Christ’s imperative to feed, clothe, offer shelter to, visit, and generally care for those who are most in need.
When possible, our Food Distribution ministry offers help to residents. Good News Outreach tries to let our residents have as much discretion as possible with the income they possess.
Our Ongoing Needs
Although this is a community, advisors and mentors are still needed. Expertise on financial management, communications skills, and job application assistance is always helpful. Often, residents can use clothes, bedding, staples, and cookware. We appreciate donations of professional services such as medical, dental, legal, and life skill instruction.
Your Contact Person
Jeff Hornsby, Program Director