Path to Purpose

Homeless young men in Hampton Roads feel lost and forgotten. Their souls cry out for purpose.

You can give them a hopeful, successful future.

Help restore the lives of homeless young men with your Path to Purpose gift. Your gift of $100, $200, or more will support our David Development Program for Bashford Men’s Shelter guests ages 18–30. With your help, we can provide them with mentoring, job-readiness training, anger management, mental healthcare, Christian discipleship, and more! Your support can unlock the boundless potential that lives inside each of them. Please give generously today!

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The Problem

Young men end up on the streets of Hampton Roads when society casts them aside. As products of broken homes and generational poverty, they feel lost and disconnected. These men want to live successful lives, but they’re missing the key life skills to make it happen. We must help them help themselves before it’s too late.


The Solution

We know God has a plan for all those He has created — including the struggling young men who arrive at our doors. Through our David Development Program, these men find counseling, mentoring, motivation, and inspiration to escape the cycles of homelessness, poverty, abuse, addiction, and hopelessness. Your support will change young lives for the better and create a thriving new generation of community role models.

How Your Gift Works to Transform Lives

Your support will help deserving young men through several elements of our David Development Program: Basic Training, Life-Skills Training, and Leadership Training. Upon graduation, they will have developed the tools and skills necessary to become productive members of society. Your generosity will be paid forward as graduates continue to serve as mentors for the next generation of troubled youth.

Here are some key ways your campaign gift will work to strengthen and expand this program:

  • Foster connections in the education sector to help deserving graduates continue their studies and improve their career prospects.
  • Create partnerships with employers who are willing to look beyond a young man’s past and toward his bright future.
  • Build a transitional component for program graduates who show promise but need a little more time to achieve self-sufficiency.

During this program, homeless young men between the ages of 18–30 receive the support, training, and education they need to become productive members of society.

Often, the young men in our David Development Program already are fathers themselves. Please help these young men learn how to meet the needs of their children, reconnect with their families, and break the cycle of homelessness!

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Your gift makes an impact


“We come to the program defeated. In my case, staff lifted me up. They listened. They helped me do what I couldn’t do on my own … discover God’s plan for me.” —Eric, 25


“They taught me to think more about the decisions I make in life, to be more humble, and how to change the way I approach people – to show them more respect. They helped me become a man.” —Shaun, 23


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