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Lake City SC Community Gathering

Posted by Onika T. Brown on August 21, 2017 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (49)

I want to thank all of the Lake City and surrounding communities that came far and near for our first community meeting on July 29, 2017. We know that all our input is going to make a difference in the city of Lake City and every attempt and kind acts will make a lasting change. I say hats off to Life Change Fitness Center who allowed us to meet, the food and all the prayers. Stay posted for our next event and contact us at [email protected] if you would like to apart of our Common Ground Initivate to stop violence in our communities.

Opening of Transitional Home

Posted by Onika T. Brown on March 22, 2010 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to all the work and consisitency of so many we now have our first transitional home open and ready to transform lives. D.A.P.S. two bedroom facility which will house four individuals is ready to recieve those in need of support so that they want make the same choices that will end them back in the same place which is jail/prison.

 

We are located at 1425 West 20th Street Jacksonville, Florida 32209 any agency/individual that is in need of our services please contact Dr. Onika T. Brown at 843-939-1077 to set an appointment.

 

 

Opening of First Transitional Home

Posted by Onika T. Brown on January 21, 2010 at 11:03 AM Comments comments (0)

Presently D.A.P.S. has partnered with JREC of Jacksonville, Florida and will be opening transitional homes for offenders that will provide jobs, time and money manangement, life skills, chararcter building,anger management, parenting classes, devotion and etc all skills needed to become a successful individual of this society producing a decrease in crime rate.

 

We are also partners with Turbeville Corrections in Turbeville SC providing services for the YOA group of offenders, South Carolina Department of Social Services providing services to single low income families and Prison Fellowship assisting children who parents are incarcerated.

 

If you know anyone in need of our services please have them contact our office via email  [email protected] or call 843-409-8773.

Teens Be Teens Empowerment Center

Posted by Onika T. Brown on January 20, 2010 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Local pastor opening up teen center to help Lake City’s youth

 

By Patricia Burkett | WBTW Anchor/ Reporter

Published: February 2, 2009

Updated: February 3, 2009

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nowBuzz up!Those behind a new teen center in Lake City hope it will make a big difference in that town.

The “Teens Be Teens Empowerment Center” is set to open on North Matthews road, not far from Lake City High School.

One local pastor wanted to find a way to get teenagers off the streets, and into a place that’s far more positive.

Local pastor opening up teen center to help Lake City’s youth

 

Patricia Burkett/ WBTW

Teens Be Teens Empowerment Center

By Patricia Burkett | WBTW Anchor/ Reporter

Published: February 2, 2009

Updated: February 3, 2009

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nowBuzz up!Those behind a new teen center in Lake City hope it will make a big difference in that town.

The “Teens Be Teens Empowerment Center” is set to open on North Matthews road, not far from Lake City High School.

One local pastor wanted to find a way to get teenagers off the streets, and into a place that’s far more positive.

Pastor Onika Brown grew up in Lake City, and says she doesn’t have the fondest memories when it comes to her teenage years.

“With me going through problems as a teen and growing up in this area and looking around…seeing the need that there is nowhere positive for the teenagers to be,“ Brown said.

Brown set out to change that, and after nine years of visions for a teen center, her dreams are finally becoming a reality.

Brown rented what was once a store and pool hall, and with a lot of determination and a little elbow grease, she’s turning it into a center where teenagers can avoid the pitfalls of the streets.

“We just decided to do something that will bring about positivity and cause our teens to grow up and be productive citizens now and for the future,“ said Brown.

The center received donations of pool tables and computers that Brown plans to make available to the teens.

There’s also plans to renovate a baseball park in the back lot, what Brown hopes to one day call, a diamond in the rough.

“We want to make a difference in this community and bring some positive things for the teens here in this area that they can look back on and say that their town that they grew up in, was a place that they enjoyed,“ Brown said.

Brown hopes her vision for the teen center will blossom into a hub for local youth, where the stresses of the street melt away and bright futures are born.

Pastor Brown hopes to open the center on March 6th.

She says she still needs monetary donations as well as items for the young people.

If you would like to help out you can send a monetary donation to:

Teens Be Teens Empowerment Center

P.O. Box 106

Lake City, South Carolina 29560

Or you can get more information by calling: (843) 409-8773


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