Streets Ministries opens new multi-million dollar facility - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Streets Ministries opens new multi-million dollar facility

(WMC-TV) - Serving impoverished youth for over 20 years, Streets Ministries opened a brand new facility Wednesday.

Streets Ministries offers children mentor programs, Bible studies, college tours, and summer camps.  The ministry said it hopes to provide even more with the new multi-million dollar facility funded exclusively with donations.

"When we can't give help, you give hope until help arrives," said Memphis Mayor A C Wharton.

Both Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell were on hand to take part in Wednesday's ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Reggie Davis is the new site director and said the facility offers children purpose.

"If they feel like life isn't going their way, maybe we can point them in the right direction and that they'll have hope," said Davis.  "A lot of kids just don't have hope, and we hope to instill that hope here."

A new computer lab provides internet access and a game room, allowing children to get away from the problems they face on the outside.

Davis said that the facility will not only offer recreational activities, but it will also be a safe place for children to do homework, projects, and get tutoring.

Minio Zleh, a Kingsbury High School student from Liberia, said she already feels welcome.

"As soon as you meet them, you'll feel so comfortable with them," said Zleh.  "And if they don't have hope, they should just come here, and when they leave out of here, they'll always want to come back.  They're great."

The new facility is located at 1302 North Graham, right beside a day care and middle school.  Streets Ministries said the site will serve as a daily safe haven for hundreds of children.

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