Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless

by Associacao Crescimento Limpo
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Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless
Crescimento Limpo, Supportive Housing for Homeless

Project Report | Mar 17, 2022
A place to grow

By Mark Kaiser | Founder and director, Crescimento Limpo

Sunday morning breakfast at Cafela
Sunday morning breakfast at Cafela

Everything is changing, always. At least in the details. The work of Crescimento Limpo has tradicionaly served single Brazilian men coming from backgrounds of homelessnes and chemical addiction. For the last two years we have seen the demand for our services shift to Venezuelan refugees, and in the last six months shift again to Brazilian and Venezuelan families with children. Today the CL house (downtown location) serves 22 residents, 11 of whom are children. This has been a huge change for us and we are still learning and adapting as fast as we can manage to serve well these dear and highly vulnerable friends in our care.
The most recent of these families came to us this last Sunday. The father, Jefferson, had lost his job and been unable to make rent, so they were left to the streets. With what money they had they got a bus and set off to the city of Jefferson's mother, but the money was not enough to complete the trip. Saturday they were left to sleep in the buss station of our city, Itu.
Sunday morning we serve breakfast to the homeless from our café and they were brought along by the other homeless men and women who come regularly. A vollunteer told me afterwords that he overherd one of our guests telling Jefferson and his family, "What I can offer you is this- to bring you here. These are good people, now it's up to you." Jefferson shared his story with me over coffee while his exhausted family ate and rested. Their four boys, ages six, four, two and seven months played some and slept some... worn out by the night on the street. They joined me to church that morning where they were able to meet more of our CL staff and we were able to make arangements for their entrence into the CL house that same afternoon.
After a good nights sleep they were a different family on Monday morning, with all of the uncontainable energy that you would hope to see in four healthy young boys! We are currently working on school enrolment as well as meeting their needs for clothing, etc, AND raising funds to purchase an additional refrigerator to help keep the needed food onhand for our growing family!
I am very proud to be able to provide for this family, and am so thankful that God and our community of supporters has allowed for this opportunity! Everything is always changing, at least in the details. But the essence of what God has given us remains; we are able to care for the vulnerable amongst us and walk alongside them towards hope. Thank you for helping us to live out this mission to whomever God may bring our way!

Sunday breakfast at Cafela
Sunday breakfast at Cafela
Jefferson and his beautiful family
Jefferson and his beautiful family

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Associacao Crescimento Limpo

Location: Itu - Brazil
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Project Leader:
Mark Kaiser
Itu , Sao Paulo Brazil

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