One of the many ways that A Will & Way Inc. reaches out to the community is by placing food in the homes of single mothers, seniors, and the disabled. Recently, AWWI made the decision to join forces with Glory to God Ministry Church to fulfill a shared vision. That vision is to empower men and women to live healthy and wholesome lifestyles using biblical principles.
“The Food Giveaway is our first joint project which allowed us to invite the public onto our campus to receive enough food for a week consisting of canned goods, boxed meals, fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, pastas and words of encouragement during these stressful times,” said A Will & Way, Inc. Director Williemae Stanberry. “We were able to feed more than 130 families and approximately 118 homeless individuals thanks to co-sponsors U.S. Department of Agriculture and Bay Area Food Bank and supporters – Home Depot and Save A Lot.”
A Will & Way, Inc. was founded in May 2002, to support women who are survivors of domestic violence and were incarcerated and /or mentally incapacitated due to the trauma and or substance dependency. A program was started in the County Jail (CBD) called “Woman to Woman” to provide personal empowerment via personal support, life skills training and Christian counseling. The program expanded to include a transitional program and later Restored by Grace; a center which offered more of what they received while incarcerated and emergency assistance such as food, clothing, employment counseling, referrals for housing, employment, and medical needs. These services are also available to their children along with a Back to School Bash and Christmas Outreach each year.
A Will & Way, Inc. relocated to the campus at Glory to God Ministry Church in January 2012.
“Since then a weekly the Woman to Woman Program has been established on Tuesdays 11:30am to 12:30pm and we are a site for the Summer Food Program for children while school is out in addition to our Restored by Grace program on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and soon to come is our Men Talk program for males 18 – 80 years-old.” said Stanberry.
Stanberry said AWWI hopes to host another Community Food Giveaway in December, while continuing their weekly emergency assistance to families through their Restoration Center which is located at 4000 West Fairfield Dr.
Please call 554-4663 for more information.