Dream City hopes to help more people in need.
1. free clinic
Helping the homeless people, we meet the people who need medical help. If someone registered as a homeless, he can get the medical support from the government. Or if he is registered as a poor people by the government criteria, he could get the general relief. However, if he is second poor group, he can’t afford to the any medical help from government.
And for the worker abroad, if illegal, he can’t get the medical insurance. The report shows the no. of illegal immigrant is 250,000. It means that lots of people need medical help.
Dream City has made the clinic fund and has earned U$120,000 up to now. When we find the doctor oriented for the mission, we will start free clinic. We need more fund for run and maintain the clinic. To run the medical clinic, we need U$80,000 a year continuously, U$6,500 by month.
2. elder center / silver church
South Korea has become an "aged society" this year. The United Nations categorizes an "aging society" as one in which the elderly represent at least 7 % of the population, an "aged society" as one in which they make up at least 14 % and a "super-aged society" as one in which they account for 20 % or more. Korea is expected to be "super-aged society" in 2026.
The worse situation for Korea's elderly poverty rate - those who live with less than half of the national household median income - stands at 49%, the highest among 34 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries. This means half of us are going to end up living in poverty when we reach 65 and above.
As the rate Korea increased so rapidly, this society is not ready to face the "super-aged society with poverty” Report says one out of five elderly people live alone.
The suicide rate in Korea showed 25.8 out of 100,000 in 2016. However, the rate of the elder people is 57 out of 100,000 in 2016. Sadly, this widespread poverty is one of the main reasons for another category in which Korea marks the highest in OECD statistics: the elderly suicide rate.
Besides the poverty, loneliness makes the elder people be harder. They have no place to come together. There are many elder center run by the government with many program. However, as they concentrate on the program, after the program it is not so easy to have a time together. And it’s hard to make a social relationship with other elder. Good relationship helps the elder to keep mental health as well as physical health.
Dream City plans to rent a place and let the elder people stay with services as below
- resting place
- phone / fax
- medical service
- id photo / funeral pictures
- needle, thread, bond, teeth brush & paste and etc.
- emergency medicine
- bible study
- birthday party
- psychological counseling
- legal counseling
- program for network and relationship (small group)
Dream City has made funds for elder, and U$120,000 has been earned. To set up and to run one elder center for 3 years, we need U$180,000. Monthly, it would be U$5,000. By the end of 2018, we would found the elder center in poor area near Seoul.
We hope that many churches in Korea look at our case and adopt that system into their churches and take care of the poor elders in their area. If possible, we plan to support the program at their start by providing instrument and financial support.
3. homeless center
Poverty is difficult matter for the member as well as society. To help the other people is to make the society safer.
No. of homeless in Korea was reported around 14,000. However, the no. of the people who live on the financial assist from the government reaches up to 1.3 million. By the criteria of UN, those number would be the number of homeless. The worse matter is that the number is growing continuously with the development of industry. Current economic situation in Korea is not good, and it is very hard to get a job. And as they stay longtime from the society, even though they get a job, it’s not easy to be used to that work.
If we provide them a suitable work with less hardness and less payment, it would be helpful for them to rehabilitate.
Dream City provide shelter to the homeless with many services. 300-400 people visits Dream City.
If we have more homeless center in local area, it would be helpful for the poor.
And in the future, we hope to build homeless center for the poor in Pyeongyang and some city in North Korea after reunification.
To setup and maintain a homeless for 1 years, we need U$150,000. Monthly, U$12,000.