Mission and Strategy
Our mission is to walk with those who are hurting in Fayette and Coweta counties by providing a safe environment, sharing the love of Christ, and promoting long-term change.
This mission is accomplished through an innovative process of holistic care. This holistic care includes a strategy of caring for each person physically, emotionally, relationally, financially, mentally and spiritually.
The strategy to execute our mission is fourfold:
- Focus: We provide a safe place to build relationships.
- Address: We care for the whole person utilizing a holistic approach.
- Develop: We assist the individual and/or family with setting goals, developing an action plan, and connecting him/her to resources within the Real Life Center and the Community.
- Achieve: We achieve success by investing in the individual for a one-year period to provide accountability, encouragement, networking, resources, and hope.
Cost of Services
The Real Life Center was founded by Dogwood Church (formerly Braelinn Church) in 1998 and partners with additional churches, community organizations, and businesses. As a mission of Dogwood Church, the Real Life center is governed by a separate Board of Directors. The Real Life Center is a 501 (c) (3) as well as a 509 (a) (1), an integrated auxiliary of Dogwood church.
There is no charge for our services, and many of the community resources to which we refer are also free of charge. However, when a referral is made to a professional within the community, the fee associated with the service is the responsibility of the person seeking care.
Services are provided and referrals are made without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or national origin.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”