Good afternoon brothers and sisters,
Have you ever found yourself at a place in life where you have nothing but dead ends in front of you? Or maybe you have a loved one that you have spent countless hours praying for, hoping for and wondering how to help.
Burnt bridges, lost hopes, no dreams, addiction, imprisonment, loneliness, betrayal, guilt, shame, bad choices.... they can, and do, happen to so many. And when things go this way how do you crawl back out? Who helps you? Who will step into that mess with you and give you the tools to not only survive but THRIVE!
At the Training Center we are committed and dedicated to being that hand. The hand that reaches down to meet you where you are at and pulls you up into a life of hope, dreams, restoration, rebuilding and ultimately thriving! A hand that not only gives you the place to rebuild your life and the tools to do that but also introduces you to the ultimate Healer that will help put your life back together.
For the past 15 years that is what we have done at our facility, in the prisons, and on the streets. Training Center has helped over 1,000 men who came seeking freedom from an addiction that has destroyed their lives. We are a non-profit state licensed & certified organization that’s focuses on recovery. We partner with individuals, families, and communities resulting in life changing transformation and empowerment. We serve individuals, families and our communities by delivering a proven holistic approach through recovery and restorative practices offering housing, job readiness, life skills resulting in transformation and empowerment.
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free" ~ Luke 4:18
The purpose of this campaign is to ask for your financial assistance during a critical time. We are currently awaiting our new Medical licensing for our facility. During this time we need to cover 3 months of operating costs while we wait for the contract to come in. We have submitted all of the necessary paperwork and secured the required medical doctor, and now wait the approximately 60 days to have our Medical certificate issued.
We just finished our Annual Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament which raised a much needed $34,000 and that leaves us $118,000 needed to finish the year in the black and keeping our services running smoothly for our guys. We are asking for your help to keep us running smoothly and for the guys to not have any breaks in any of their services.
Here is a glimpse of our facilities and programs. For more in depth info and testimonies please check out our website and social media accounts!
Our main facility is located at 525 Grand Avenue, Spring Valley Ca. 91977 and houses 54 men for a 2 year long program. We also have 2 additional homes that house 6 men each for long term housing and graduates of the Training Center 2 year program.
We offer classes inside the prison to begin the transformation with the guys doing extended life sentences:
Mother's with a Message
Giving Life Back to Lifers
We offer programs on the street to educate youth and help change the direction the youth are heading and give them a new life path:
Gun Buy Back
Youth Diversion Programs
Check out this video from founder Dennis Martinez to hear more about the heart of the Training Center:
We sincerely thank all of you that have partnered with us over the years and now in this campaign. Many lives are continuing to be changed because of you! We love answering any questions you may have and we share all the positive comments with the guys so please reach out in the comments section! We'd love to hear from you!
The Training Center Team