Our vision for the community is to see more relational bridges built - connecting people and resources within our community so that no one is invisible and people are empowered to solve problems. We envision a people who’ve found the strength within themselves that unleashes them in our community to be free to pursue who they’ve been created to be, no longer trapped and pinned by the oppressive systems around them.
After a year of having conversations with locals throughout the community, gathering data, and working to understand the resources and needs within the city of Elgin, we are beginning to move forward together.
In this next season of engaging with the community, we’re working to bring people together to address strategic problems identified in this in-depth community survey and across networks. These issues include fighting against the effects of COVID in the community (such as isolation, a rise in domestic abuse cases, and mental health), human trafficking, homelessness, and care for the elderly.