|Artist: John Alan Warford
Timmy and his wife live on the streets, a difficult place to keep a
knife wound clean so it heals properly. It is also tough to heal without proper dressing supplies or antibiotics. He
came into the Care Beyond the Boulevard site, not expecting much beyond a warm meal. But, then he met KayKay
who got his infected wound cleaned up, bandaged properly, and gave him antibiotics and extra dressings. When he
left, he had a plan- keep the wound as clean as possible, take the antibiotics and follow-up for more treatment. Unlike the
hospital where he had been treated and then shuffled out with instructions but with nothing in his hands, he had the
dressings, the antibiotics and most importantly he had a real ally in helping to heal his injury. And - yes he came back,
he healed up. Timmy still sleeps in the rough, but he is healthier now.
Monday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm, free, nourishing suppers are provided
to our neighbors in the church's capacious Fellowship Hall. This “cafe” ministry, is principally staffed
by church members, metropolitan civic and religious volunteers and advanced urban ministry seminary students.
And now Care Beyond the Boulevard provides health care services for our guests.