Pathway to Prosperity
This program allows us to work alongside our neighbors on the Hill to create a “map” for self-sufficiency, leadership, and stability. Participants work with a case worker to assist in an emergency need and then continue to engage in other opportunities for growth such as resume building, house hunting, child care, etc. bcmPEACE uses our network of resources to connect them with local assistance and focus on strengthening relationships.
by appointment only
Our Wellness Hub is our Food Distribution and Community Hub. Prior to COVID there were nurses available, worship, Bible study in English and Spanish, and a number of businesses and organizations offering services. Now we still have a number of business and organizations coming and offering information and assistance to the community while they wait for their food! Speaking of food—our neighbors receive fresh produce, meat, milk, and other pantry items EACH WEEK! We serve on average around 170 households each week!
Fridays at 10:00am (get your ticket as early as 7:00am)
One of our flagship programs is our Nonviolent Conflict Resolution Training Program! This training is for grades 6-12 and teaches youth in the community how to deal with conflict between themselves and others, mediating between others, and larger conflicts in the community and beyond. There is also a graduate program that uses these ideas to make active change in the community!
Wednesdays at 5:30pm
We offer computer classes to learn the basics of the unit, the internet, and how to use Microsoft Suite services such as Excel! You can even earn a free desktop computer when you complete at least 10 of the 12 sections! It is work at your own pace and led by volunteers!
Wednesdays at 10:30am & 2:30pm
Kids’ church is a program for children ages 5-11 where children can discover and develop their faith while creating important social bonds with other children in the neighborhood. They also receive a meal while they are here along with fun games, crafts, and more!
Safe and Affordable Housing
bcmPEACE offers safe and affordable housing solutions by renting out a 6 unit building to those in the neighborhood who cannot afford market prices. These renters are also involved in other programs and some even volunteer! The first floor is actually home to the Latino Hispanic American Community Center (LHACC) who do amazing work within the community!
no units available at this time
Social Justice Library
Along with Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren, we have started a Social Justice Library in which children AND adults can check out books that are representative, diverse, and have a social justice message.
In collaboration with the Journey Church, bcmPEACE volunteers and staff devote some time to supervise youth as they complete their virtual classes. We offer guidance and assistance in a space that is accessible for a virtual learning environment! We also have a little SAFE fun with the kids!