Hope For Homeless Youth Media Center

  • Charisma Magazine Stories (2)
  • Worldwide Trinity Broadcasting Network Introduces Hope For Homeless Youth
  • Edward James Olmos Narrarated Ministry Introduction
  • Pastor Clayton teaches his Methods of Deliverance of the demonized

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The Fatherless Generation

12:00AM EDT 8/1/2009 by ED DONNALLY

Charisma went to the streets to report on Christians who are using innovative ways to make Jesus real to atheists. This article shares the story of Clayton Golliher, who found his mission field among the homeless teenagers of Los Angeles.

It’s 11:30 p.m. and a Hope for Homeless Youth (HHY) ministry team gathers on Hollywood’s teeming Walk of Fame for its regular Friday outreach. They’ll pass out food and ministry information, witness to hundreds, and invite each young person to return and enter their one-year discipleship program. As usual, Director Clayton Golliher will sleep in a nearby parking lot, his sleeping bag a few feet from several dozen homeless youth.

“They’re a product of the breakup of the American family,” he says. “More of them are throwaway than runaway. Some love the freedom, but most have been abused and rejected.”

Experts estimate 1.5 million youth live on our nation’s streets; each year 5,000 will die of suicide, homicide and accidental drug overdose, and at least 40 percent are not wanted at home. One in four will visit Hollywood.

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Golliher says they are prime targets for drug dealers, pimps, porno filmmakers and gang leaders. They hang in “families” as dysfunctional as the ones nearly all of them left. They often rotate “turning a trick” (male and female) to buy the group a one-night motel room.

Based at the Los Angeles Dream Center, HHY operates as a separate nonprofit and houses up to 50 single men and women, including Christian youth in its intern program. Young people up to 25 years old need only show up to gain three days’ emergency shelter.

Xocia Martinez, 20, is a former homeless “cutter.” When Martinez was an infant, her mother left; but when she was 16 her father remarried, problems arose, and Martinez went to live with her mother. She began using and selling drugs and became promiscuous. Depressed, she says she tried to overdose, and when that failed she used razors to slice her arms and legs.

“Cutting myself was a form of suicide,” she says, showing the scars. “Cutting was a way I could control all the pain I felt. It was better than any drug. I loved to see my blood run and drop to the floor.”

Two days after she arrived at HHY she accepted Christ as Savior and today receives personal counseling, attends five Bible studies and chapel services weekly, takes parts in outreaches, and works in the ministry’s office. She plans to attend ministry school and start a home for abused girls.

Sadly, many homeless youth prefer to remain on the streets. During a weekly HHY feeding in a Santa Monica Park, Gina, 23, eats a cheeseburger and talks. At age 13, with her father in jail and her mother dealing and using drugs, she hit the streets. She says she has been raped three times, twice on the streets and once at age 5.

“My own body was taken away from me. It changed my life forever,” she says.

She says her 6-year-old son lives with his father’s family in Vermont. “I carry around stuffed animals just to remind me of him,” she says. When offered emergency shelter and a bus ticket to Vermont, she says her new “husband” won’t join her. Instead, she plans to go to Tempe, Arizona—another homeless-youth enclave—and buy a house so her son can come there.

“I’m really not different because I live on the streets,” she insists. “I just have to work harder to survive.” Still, she takes a ministry card.

Golliher says homeless youth will call, sometimes in the middle of the night, after being robbed, beaten or raped. He always goes if it means getting one into his shelter.

The next day Golliher rises at 7 a.m., feeds a half-dozen youth in McDonald’s and visits the courtyard of a nearby Catholic Church. Some 40 people sit on folding chairs, waiting for food and showers. Golliher walks to the front with 17-year-old disciple Koby Bustillos.

Koby tells how his dad is in jail and his mother’s whereabouts are unknown. Both of them dealt the meth they were addicted to.

At 14 he was hooked and dealing. He lifts his shirt to show scars from a near-fatal stabbing.

Koby says that after enrolling at HHY he begged his best friend to join him. He didn’t, and two weeks later the 16-year-old was shot to death in a drive-by.

“I would have been with him if I wasn’t here,” he told the group. “And I love doing what I do now because it’s what Jesus wants. I plan to always be a man of God.”

It’s 10:30 a.m. and the team goes home. Golliher’s day will end after the afternoon services in two resident programs for parolees. Another team will be back in Hollywood Saturday night at midnight to give roses to transsexual prostitutes.

For the Hollywood outreach, Golliher records eight conversions. None of the eight people come back with him. He isn’t deterred.

“You know,” he says grinning, “I feel the presence of Jesus Christ more at night on the streets than I do in the best of church services.”

https://www.charismamag.com/spirit/evangelism-missions/15171-the-fatherless-generation

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Homeless Youth Ministry Invents Toys Sold at Radio Shack, Target

12:24PM EST 11/3/2009 by ADRIENNE S. GAINES

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A toy helicopter powered by technology invented by residents at a Los Angeles homeless youth ministry is being sold in more than 7,000 Radio Shack stores nationwide.

“Shadow” operates using a Virtual Reality Controller (VRC) created by Hope for Homeless Youth. Instead of functioning like a traditional joystick, the VRC simulates the motion of an aircraft’s control column.
“The technology represents a quantum leap in the way [radio-controlled] toys are controlled,” said the Rev. Clayton Golliher, founder of Hope for Homeless Youth. “It’s called the Virtual Reality Controller because it puts the user in a driver’s seat of a car or in the cockpit of a futuristic airplane.”

A licensing agreement between the ministry’s Inventor’s Club and Interactive Toy Concepts (ITC) allows the Toronto-based company to use the VRC to power a new

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line of remote-controlled toys. In early 2010 ITC will release the F-22 Jet Rapture. The Shadow helicopter is also available at Target.com.

Royalties from the $49.95 toy will benefit Technology From Heaven, a nonprofit trust that funds the homeless shelter and the Inventor’s Club. Youth who contributed to the invention will also receive a portion of the proceeds.

ITC has purchased 11 of the club’s inventions.

“Together, the Inventor’s Club and Interactive Toy Concepts are about to revolutionize the radio-control toy category with the VRC line,” ITC President Michael Mathieu said in a statement. “Knowing that the royalty payments they will receive will go into the pockets of those who most need it is a reward that is rarely found in this world.”

A former Youth With a Mission (YWAM) missionary, Golliher moved to Los Angeles nearly 30 years ago and began ministering on the streets. He saw youth involved in prostitution, addicted to drugs and on the verge of committing suicide. “I didn’t see any of the church out helping these kids,” Golliher said. “And God just broke my heart.”

Today, Hope for Homeless Youth operates a 40-bed emergency shelter and leads a one-year discipleship program. Although it is a separate organization, the ministry has offices at the Los Angeles Dream Center, led by Matthew Barnett.

It also operates five facilities, including a 40-acre ranch in Colorado, a transitional house in California and a 5,000-square-foot ministry center in South Central Los Angeles that reaches gang members.

Golliher, a former pig and peach farmer from Colorado, has no engineering experience, though the Inventor’s Club has developed 260 household products and 64 toys. He says the inventions are “downloaded” from heaven when the group prays together, sometimes for two or three hours at a time.

“We come together and we just pray in the Spirit,” said Golliher, who is married with four children. “[God] gives some people visions. Or He gives us words. Or some people see mental pictures and these are incredible inventions that God gives us. That’s how we get our inventions.”

“It’s the foolish things to confound the wise,” he added. “The Lord perfects His strength in our weakness. And then He gets the glory.”

ITC marketing director Ian Chisholm said his company has been impressed with Golliher’s youth. “The way we look at it, we need to touch on any kind of creative mind that we can,” Chisholm said. “The people [Golliher] works with, some of them are incredibly talented. And they just need the resources to bring it out. So what we find on the one level is by supporting his group by donations, it’s great that he keeps us first in line when he comes up with something.”

Golliher said that in addition to helping homeless youth develop marketable skills, the Inventor’s Club is giving youth hope. He believes many of the nation’s brightest minds belong to young men and women living on the streets.

“It’s really given these kids a new sense of purpose and a love for the Lord and just a relationship of hearing His voice and beginning to put their work to their hands,” he said.

Teddy Campos will attest to that. He stole his first auto at age 13 and spent time in jails each year for 11 consecutive years. But he later entered Hope for Homeless Youth’s one-year discipleship program and remained clean and sober for seven months, which he attributes to his involvement in the Inventor’s Club.

“It’s given me a purpose and reason to stay clean,” Campos said. “I’ve always wanted to work at something I really liked and working on inventions has given me an inner peace. It’s given me an outlet to do what I do best.”

Stefan Pelletier went through the program in 2003 but relapsed. He re-enrolled and has been drug free for a year. “It’s a special feeling to know that our work helps hold us all together here,” he said. “I love being a part of this and it keeps my mind off a lot of wrong desires.”

Now the Inventor’s Club does consulting work, helping other Christians develop their creative ideas. Golliher said the effort has become a major source of financing for the ministry.

“We feel like the Lord wants to show off through His people,” Golliher said, “if we’ll give Him the glory and help build His kingdom.”

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Video: Edward James Olmos Narrates a Documentary about us.

Video: Edward James Olmos Narrates a Documentary about us.

Video: Edward James Olmos Narrates a Documentary about us.

Edward James Olmos Presents A Ray of Hope.

(10m) A short Documentary about Hope For Homeless Youth.

Edward James Olmos takes you to the streets of Hollywood’s dark underbelly where the homeless kids hang out, sleep.

In almost every American city, thousands of kids are living in the streets due to the breakdown of the family. Unless they are intercepted, a staggering 70-80% of them will end up falling into drugs, prostitution, and crime.

But there is a group that offers a Ray of Hope: Hope for Homeless Youth, an organization directed by Clayton and Leanne Golliher, is on the street rescuing kids who have slipped through the cracks the inner city.

Edward James Olmos Presents A Ray of Hope.

(10m) A short Documentary about Hope For Homeless Youth.

Edward James Olmos takes you to the streets of Hollywood’s dark underbelly where the homeless kids hang out, sleep.

In almost every American city, thousands of kids are living in the streets due to the breakdown of the family. Unless they are intercepted, a staggering 70-80% of them will end up falling into drugs, prostitution, and crime.

But there is a group that offers a Ray of Hope: Hope for Homeless Youth, an organization directed by Clayton and Leanne Golliher, is on the street rescuing kids who have slipped through the cracks the inner city.

Edward James Olmos Presents A Ray of Hope.

(10m) A short Documentary about Hope For Homeless Youth.

Edward James Olmos takes you to the streets of Hollywood’s dark underbelly where the homeless kids hang out, sleep.

In almost every American city, thousands of kids are living in the streets due to the breakdown of the family. Unless they are intercepted, a staggering 70-80% of them will end up falling into drugs, prostitution, and crime.

But there is a group that offers a Ray of Hope: Hope for Homeless Youth, an organization directed by Clayton and Leanne Golliher, is on the street rescuing kids who have slipped through the cracks the inner city.

Trinity Broadcasting Network Features Hope For Homeless Youth

    Pastor Clayton Golliher is Interviewed by Arthur Blessed. He stresses the vital importance of getting the Runaways and throw-away kids into a structured living program to learn to be loved again and to become aware of their own self worth by being discipled in a one year live-in program in the homeless youth shelter.

Pastor Clayton Teaches Deliverance

 To obtain the full teachings on ministering deliverance to broken youth just call or email us.

Pt. 1 _ Ministering to Homeless Youth

(20m) Pure Passion Ministries Interviews Pastor Clayton Golliher.

Pt. 2 _ Rescuing Homeless Youth

(20m) Pure Passion Ministries Interviews Pastor Clayton Golliher.

Pt. 3 _ Healing Sexually Broken Youth

(20m) Pure Passion Ministries Interviews Pastor Clayton Golliher.

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