WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Don't just take our word for it.
“The Dream Center provides an incredibly intentional “safe harbor” of inclusion in the heart of an area of need. The sacrificial leadership which is exemplified by its Director and Team create opportunities for every citizen to find their purpose, talents and significance in very tangible ways.”
-Lakeland Mayor, Bill Mutz
"The Dream Center of Lakeland is an organization that truly embraces their neighbors and community...Publix Charities is proud to support their hunger initiatives."
— Kelly Williams-Puccio, Publix Charities
The Dream Center, led by Pastor Cooper, is a shining example of a great community partner to Law Enforcement. The Dream Center Team helps improve every neighborhood they touch through their outreach, and makes our city better with every interaction.
— Chief Ruben Garcia, LPD
At the Dream Center of Lakeland, we believe that the best way we can help others is by starting right where we are. That's why, everyday at the Dream Center, community members and volunteers come together to share lives and hope with each other. Whether it's through one of our many youth programs, a neighborhood clean-up, or one of the many other events taking place, we are always looking for ways to make life-long impacts on families and neighborhoods in Lakeland, FL.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Dream Center of Lakeland. We welcome you to explore the many opportunities available at the Dream Center. We are always working to bring effective resources & partnerships to those we serve. Whether you are looking to join on of our programs or volunteer with us in a community outreach, you've come to the right place!
SCHEDULE & EVENTS
In Response to COVID-19, many of our regular programs are still unable to safely meet face-to-face, but the following programs are still working hard to meet needs for our community:
FOOD GIVEAWAY: TUE & THU (5 PM - 7 PM)
Join us at the Outreach Complex (704 W 5th Street) for our food giveaway. We've increased our output in response to COVID needs, and have bags available for everyone that shows up, including children. Walk-ups and drive-ups welcome!
DONATION INTAKE: TUE & THU (5 PM - 7 PM)
We have volunteers to help intake donated clothing, food, hygiene, household items at the Outreach Complex (704 W 5th Street) during this time. Thank you for your generosity. (We have many requests for Body Wash and household cleaners currently).
OFFICE HOURS: MON-THU (9 AM - 5 PM)
DCL Staff is in the office throughout the week. Please schedule an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.