Mark Nelson has requested we NOT bring collections for school supplies. He WILL accept any money donations or food pantry items.
This program will bring to focus the reality of the homeless and youth at risk within our local community. The Executive Director for “Freedom for Youth Ministries” will share demographics of our inner city along with other factors that place youth at risk for healthcare needs. He will share his experiences in identification of this at risk population, communication skills required and how to refer patients to needed resources. Identification and intervention with many patients’ can prevent serious complications of neglected health care in all areas of wellness including spiritual, physical and emotional needs. Attendees will be able to identify services available, funding and support organizations and have specific contact information for these resources.
Executive director for Freedom for Youth Ministries
Mark is a native of Red Oak, Iowa and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in accounting from Iowa State University. He worked for 3 years as a Certified Public Accountant in Des Moines and 10 years with an insurance company serving as an Assistant Vice President of Marketing. In 1998 Mark left his career and followed God’s calling to work with inner-city youth. Mark served as the Youth Director and Chief Financial Officer for Good Samaritan Urban Ministries for 5 years before launching a new organization in 2003, called Freedom for Youth Ministries. Today the organization serves hundreds of inner-city children, ages 5-17, at the Freedom Center Campus in Des Moines, operates two transitional homes for homeless youth ages 18-22, and has 3 youth centers operating in other Iowa communities.
Nancy Gardner, CMA (AAMA), CPC
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