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to MEFI, which represents the four key principles of the project: mercy, hope (esperanza in Spanish), faith and integration (into society). In order to eradicate homelessness, MEFI has had to take both a proactive and reactive approach to the problem. Their proactive ministries work with the local church to minister to children and families on the verge of becoming homeless, sharing hope and mercy to keep them from the streets. The goal of the drop-in center and street outreach is to help those already living on the streets to begin their journey of faith. All are provided with a chance to rehabilitate, learn a new s