21 episodes

Talking to experts, investigating current issues, and sharing stories and news all related to homelessness and poverty in Lancaster and beyond. Ultimately, we believe each person is made in the image of God and is deserving of dignity and value. Join us as we lift up the struggles and stories of our marginalized neighbors, and explore what it means to be restored. 

Restorers: A Water Street Podcast Water Street Mission

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Talking to experts, investigating current issues, and sharing stories and news all related to homelessness and poverty in Lancaster and beyond. Ultimately, we believe each person is made in the image of God and is deserving of dignity and value. Join us as we lift up the struggles and stories of our marginalized neighbors, and explore what it means to be restored. 

    The Affordable Housing Crisis in Lancaster

    The Affordable Housing Crisis in Lancaster

    "211 is like the 911 for health & human services, and above and beyond, over half of our calls are housing related right now," Kate Zimmerman says. "And if you're in this critical place with your housing needs, there are other things that are going wrong as well." Tune in as we hear from Kate Zimmerman, President and CEO of United Way of Lancaster County, and Jack Crowley, President, Water Street Mission, discuss the affordable housing crisis in Lancaster.

    • 26 min
    The State of Drug Addiction and Recovery in Lancaster

    The State of Drug Addiction and Recovery in Lancaster

    As a father, I can tell you, "I longed to be restored to my son," John says. After his son got caught up in the opioid epidemic and nearly lost his life, John Roberts started R3 Recovery House in Lancaster to offer sober living spaces where individuals can recover from addiction and be restored while discovering their God-given abilities. Tune in to our latest episode as we hear from John Roberts, R3 Recovery House, and Jack Crowley, President of Water Street Mission, discuss...

    • 26 min
    Can Homelessness Be Positive?

    Can Homelessness Be Positive?

    If you were to ask someone what it was like to experience homelessness, you probably wouldn't expect a positive response. But when we sat down with some of our guests in the residential program at Water Street, that's exactly what we heard. Tune in to our latest episode as we hear from guests at Water Street, President Jack Crowley and Director of Guest Education, Teresa Martin.

    • 21 min
    Stepping into a Shelter

    Stepping into a Shelter

    Stepping through the doors of Water Street's shelter for the first time, what does that feel like? In this episode of the Restorers Podcast, we'll hear about the experiences and challenges of coming to a shelter and what building trust looks like. Tune in as we hear from guests of Water Street Mission, Director of Life Coach Ministry Lillie Otte, and President Jack Crowley.

    • 22 min
    How to Help Someone on The Streets

    How to Help Someone on The Streets

    As the largest service provider to men and women experiencing homelessness in Lancaster, we often hear the question, "what do I do when I meet someone experiencing homelessness?" Do I give money, food, or other supplies? And how does one know what to say in these situations?In this episode, we hear thoughts and reflections from guests of Water Street, Life Coach Supervisor John Rushemeza, and Water Street Mission President Jack Crowley.

    • 23 min
    Homeless on the Streets of Lancaster

    Homeless on the Streets of Lancaster

    What is it like to live on the streets, particularly in a small city like Lancaster, PA? In this episode, we'll hear firsthand accounts from guests of Water Street Mission, who know what it's like to live in this "whole other world." We examine their challenges and take a look at what advantages, if any, exist for them. And then we ask, what does it all mean for us, their neighbors?

    • 28 min

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