JOE ANNUNZIATO OUTREACH CENTER
— THE NEW HOME OF CITYLINK —
Pastor Dan on CityLink Building Project
A NEW PLACE TO GROW & SERVE
Since 2009, CityLink has provided support services to low-income, under-employed residents within the community. In addition to receiving boxes of food from the warehouse, there are a number of support services housed within CityLink to assist guests in securing job training, education, parenting skills, language skills, rental assistance, homeless prevention and other services to our community.
CityLink has enjoyed tremendous support from the City of Fontana since its inception. The Mayor and City leaders came alongside Pastor Dan and Water of Life to support our vision of connecting the church to the community in order to serve the poor and those in need.
Located in downtown Fontana, CityLink originally began by leasing buildings from the Water Department. An old property that we renovated and rebuilt. As our ministry area services expanded to accommodate the needs of our community, we outgrew the property coinciding with the City’s desire to redevelop the downtown community. It is now time for CityLink to relocate.
PHASE ONE STATUS
Food Pantry Storage, Distribution, Multi-Purpose Room & Offices
The Phase 1 development is a 2-story structure consisting of approximately 3,215 square feet of Food pantry storage, almost 3,000 square feet of ministry support classrooms, 3,171 square feet of Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) area, concourse, public restrooms, a small heating kitchen, and a secure reception area with counseling rooms, restroom and shower facilities for homeless services, all on the first floor.
The second floor consists primarily of office space to support the CityLink and grant programming staff.
At completion of Phase 1 Water of Life plans to host two weekend services on Sunday mornings, English and Spanish, in the MPR with a capacity to accomidate 220 adult attendees per service. In addition to children’s Sunday school classes (called WOLKids) will be offered for children
Nursery – 5th grade. Mid-week.
The project is approaching groundbreaking in early Fall 2022 and the total project cost estimate for Phase 1 is $10-$11 million. Our goal is to pay for this project as we build and not enter into long term debt. We are believing god to raise another $3 million by the end of this year to match the $3 million already raised and pledged through Water of Life contributions and allocations towards the project. If we can do that, we will be able to pay off Phase 1 construction as we open the doors to the community in Summer 2023.
SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH CITYLINK
Food Warehouse – Weekly Food Distribution
Meals Provided – At Weekly Outreach Events
USDA Commodities Distribution
Homeless Non-Perishable Food Bags – And Hygiene Packages
Thrift Store – Clothing vouchers and Dress for Success
Substance Abuse/Transitional Housing – Partnership with The River’s Edge Ranch, House of Hope, Set Free Ranch & Celebrate Recovery
Community Empowerment Outreaches
• Back to School Bash
• CAP Resource Fair (Community
• Trunk or Treat
Holidays at CityLink – 2021
• Thanksgiving Food Baskets
• Christmas Toy Store
Community Assistance Program (CAP)
Showers of Blessing – Mobile Showers for the Homeless
Cherish – A Ministry to Pregnant Teens & Young Moms
Embrace Me! – Foster & Adoption
Mobile Medical Clinic
through Various Grants
GIVE TO THE BUILDING FUND
Select CityLink Building when choosing the fund or giving reference