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Willing Heart Community Center

555 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, NJ

What is the Willing Heart Community Center?

Located in the heart of Newark New Jersey’s Central Ward, the Willing Heart Community Center is an outreach geared to promote health and wellness through cultural and artistic expression, recreation, resurrection, and social services.  At the Willing Heart Community Center persons celebrate life to its fullest.  Living well is our focal point.

When persons are engaging in the willing heart mission: to show compassion, to provide alternative recreation for youth, to foster a creative art venue for all ages, and to provide the community with a beacon of light, they learn to connect and celebrate the Bread of Life. We are committed to providing life sustaining necessities such as food, and clothing for all ages.  In addition, an initiative to provide for our senior citizens through monthly care packages fulfills our mission as a care center.  It is through these endeavors the Willing Heart Community Center illuminates a renewed sense of hope for men, women, boys and girls to live through Christ-Centered principles.

The Willing Heart Community Center is about the community.  Our programs are built on the belief that persons want to live, learn and laugh with each other. Therefore, when persons enter into the Willing Heart Community Center they are greeted with the reality that they have a chance to move from hopelessness to hopefulness, to move from hostility to hospitality, to move from lack to gain, and to move from impossibilities to possibilities.

The Willing Heart Community Center takes ownership to position resources for all individuals while offering alternatives engaging activities that are stimulating and life giving.  The center acknowledges the social ills that surround its doors.  Therefore the Willing Heart Community Center is committed to nurturing individuals through a vibrant comprehensive community curriculum to serve the community as a means to stopping the deterioration experienced by so many.

At the Willing Heart Community Center, we believe that all persons are created in the image of God and deserve the opportunity to embrace those things that bring forth a new birth intellectually, mentally, physically and spiritually.  In essence, we are committed to being Light and Salt for the Central Ward and surrounding community.

As Jesus saw the multitude He was moved with compassion

It is proposed that the Willing Heart Community Care Center will house the following types of activities:

Feeding the Hungry

  • Food pantry for anyone who comes [1000+ food packages through initial church donation and grants]
  • Care Packages {food} to the seasoned saints of the church
  • Soup Kitchen Operation – feeding hot meals to those who are hungry and in need

Clothing the Needy

  • Providing coats to needy community families
  • Clothing for those in need, particularly clothes appropriate for entering the workplace

Safe Youth & Teen Environment

  • A Place to hold Friday or Saturday evening Youth Meetings/events/gatherings

Christian/Clean Poetry Slam Venue

Christian Hip Hop Concert venue

Christian Comedy Venue

Theater and Dinner Venue

Expansion Space for Metropolitan Ministries

Counseling Services

Community Service Venue – Special Programs

And More…

Click the following to learn more about the center: The Willing Heart Community Care Center