The purpose of Adopt-a-Block is to “adopt” an entire city block with all its residents, providing assistance and a diversity of opportunities to improve living conditions. Clothing and food is made available. Job counseling and placement, housing improvements, educational opportunities, drug counseling, sports programs and many other services are offered. Personal care is given to all residents as local churches welcome new members into their congregations. The end result is a community that has new hope and renewed self-worth and purpose.