Sweet 16: Friends of Sinners

Red Pixel Studios is donating a Web site to an Owensboro-area non-profit organization, in celebration of our Sweet 16 – our 16th year of business. The winner of the Sweet 16 Award will be determined by Facebook users through three rounds of voting starting March 12 and ending April 3. 

Note: Friends of Sinners did not advance in the Sweet 16. Still, we encourage you to learn about the organization and consider how you can help them with their mission. 


Organization Name

Friends of Sinners

Year Founded

2009

Mission

A Christ-centered residential substance abuse recovery program focusing on the restoration and reconciliation of men and women to Christ through biblical truths, accountability and life skills. Transforming individuals into positive contributors to society.

Accomplishments

Since 2009, Friends of Sinners has grown from 1 to 5 houses; four of those houses are for men and one for women. In 2011, Friends of Sinners went from serving just men to also serving women. Now in 2017, we are currently in the process of building a new women’s facility. This will allow us to double are capacity in the women we serve. Currently we serve around 45 men and women. Friends of Sinners has been the recipient of many grants from One Health and the Michael E. Horn Foundation.

Challenges

Right now are funding for advertisement is limited, which makes it hard for us to promote information about our organization to the public. We also struggle with having enough beds. We constantly have individuals calling daily trying to get into Friends of Sinners.

Anything Else?

Friends of Sinners is truly blessed by our community and the continued support that we as an organization receives from the people of this community.