Kick off the start of our winter/spring semester by coming for this Friday’s noon series!
(This is a 1x month, free HASP event – no registration required)
Our speaker this month is Steve Rusticus, who is a graduate of Western Seminary and has served in various ministries in the Holland area. He is currently the operations manager for the Gateway Center and Holland Rescue Mission. The Gateway Center we see is 27,000 square feet of retail outlet, but behind the scenes is 40,000 sf of storage and classroom space where a number of functions occur . The programs occurring here are designed to develop life skills and long term positive changes for people who have made poor life style choices, people with mental health problems, and who may have addictions. There are educational programs ( HRS is a Vocational School in Michigan leading to GED), especially in computer and culinary skills, and work opportunities at the center and local employers. A homeless shelter and an auto center are also a part of the entire program, as well as a spiritual component. Join us in hearing about their present program and plans for the future.