About Branch Outreach Center
Branch Outreach Center is an extension of support within the DeKalb County (Georgia) community. CEO and founder, Pastor YaQuis Shelley, Sr., has a sincere desire to see the lives of men, women and children blossom into their full potential regardless of the obstacles they are facing. For this reason Pastor Shelley opened the doors of Branch Outreach Center in September 2001 with the vision to provide various outreach programs designed to positively influence the lives of those in the community.
Our Mission is to extend true love to those in need; to reach out to the lost, hopeless, wounded and broken. We will aid to rebuild what has been destroyed, replant what has been plucked up, restore what has been lost, and repair the lives of many who need someone to help them fulfill their potential.
We are always making strides to accomplish the ongoing goal of providing a safe haven for troubled youth and their families. We focus on providing them with a healthy balance of education both naturally and spiritually by offering counseling for drugs, emotional and physical abuse and after school programs helping with math, computer and reading skills. Along with cultivating people mentally and spiritually we put an emphasis on living healthy lives by promoting fitness, nutrition and recreational activities.
Currently we are fortunate to have seen hundreds of people and families receive the necessary encouragement and support through the services of Branch Outreach Center.
Due to the dedication and commitment shared by Pastor Shelley, his staff, and partnerships. We will continue to seek out ways in which we can impact the community through our unfolding vision.
- Addictions and Recovery Counseling (O.T.A.P.A. – Old Things Are Passed Away)
- Adult Counseling
- Athletic Department
- Cultural Enlightenment
- Deaf Outreach
- Family Enrichment & Counseling
- Financial Empowerment (Dollars and Sense)
- Food and Clothing Bank
- Health, Fitness and Nutrition (Heart Beat For Health)
- Home and Foreign Mission
- Homeless Shelter/ Restoration Housing
- Life Skills Outreach
- Multicultural Language Education
- Prison Counseling and Outreach (New Beginnings)
- Support Group Sexual Abuse (Tamar)
- Youth Counseling