Hissom Mission has, for over 80 years, been in the business of helping any in need who come knocking on our door. We see a need, we fill it. Each year we provide food for 10,000 households in the area, and provide their children with a place to go to learn, grow, socialize, and aspire to be great.
However, after 75 years, we have become painfully aware of a much greater need we must fill. When you find yourself providing food for the hildren's children's children of those we first helped in the 1930s and 1940s, there is more than just an economic crisis to blame, there is an inherent brokenness to the system under which we operate.
We are in a business that should never "boast" of its increasing "clientele". Our greatest joy should come from the increase in the number of people who no longer need our services.
It is for that reason HIM has decided it must RAMP up our Vision by providing our clientele with a RAMP out of chronic or generational poverty.