Philippians Place Timeline:
Fall of 2011: Lenize Patton found out that there were 276 homeless school-aged children in Onslow County.
December 2012: Lenize & her husband, Doug, purchased 12 apartments from her father.
January 2014: Lenize began the process of starting a nonprofit.
October 2014: Philippians took in its first client: a single mother with 3 children.
November 2014: Philippians Place received its 501(c)3 status.
June 2016: Lenize resigned from her teaching career of 18 years.
January 2017: Lenize resigned from substitute teaching.
February 2017: Philippians Place moved into its first office space and a Program Committee was formed.
November 2017: Philippians Place began renovating Brookwood Baptist Church's old day care buildings.
February 2018: Our last Transitional Housing client "graduated" from our program and we ended our Transitional Housing Program.
May 2018: Philippians Place Resale Store & Learning Facility opened its doors.
February 2020: Philippians Place held the first Transitional Housing Cooperative Meeting with 9 other servants of God who are dedicated to serving others and building a transitional housing program(s) in Onslow County.
**Keep checking in as we reach many more amazing milestones for those in need in our community!