Woman's Shelter on Willow

Who We Are

Women’s Shelter on Willow is a one year residential discipleship ministry for women. We provide the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through biblical discipleship, healthy relationships, and service in a structured home. Our mission is to improve significantly the spiritual, emotional, physical, and financial well-being of women through the word of God, safe shelter, healthy meals, christian mentors & counseling, career & financial training, as well as other support services. 

What We Do

Discipleship is our path to maturity in Christ. It is the process of learning about God, ourselves, and the world in a way that changes us. As Jesus taught His disciples, so He brings other, more mature believers into our lives to teach us. And God has given us the Bible as the source of knowledge that we need for growth.

God intended our lives to be lived out in relationships; each of us submitting, reminding, confronting, forgiving, praying for one another, and bearing one another’s burdens. Through these relationships, we have a constant opportunity to be doers of His Word, not hearers only.

As we begin to understand how God has loved us so abundantly, we will gain a heart to love others. We will desire to spend our time and energy in service. We discover unexpected joy as others needs become more important than our own needs, as we reach out to help in whatever way we can.

Boundaries teach us discipline and self-control, two things we all need to thrive in the body of Christ and the world. Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 2:3, “…endure hardship as a good soldier.” Boundaries can feel like hardships, but endure for Christ’s sake. As you walk worthy of your calling as a child of God and humble yourself before Him, He will lift you up.

Each women will make a commitment with the director that will support the primary goal of making disciples of Jesus Christ. If you or someone you know is interested in applying to Women’s Shelter on Willow, please call Lauren Wong at 717 675 3825 or email laurenw@ccleb.com

Meet the Staff

Lauren Wong
Jessica Peavy

Lauren Wong, Director

Jessica Peavy

Lauren Wong is originally from Southern New Jersey. Early in life she went down the wrong road, choosing drugs and alcohol over everything else. This lead to a crippling heroin addiction by age 25. She was hopeless and homeless on the streets of Philadelphia. After several failed attempts at sobriety she had lost all hope and ended up in jail. As a last resort she decided to try something totally different and entered Blessed Hope in 2008, a 1 year Christ centered residential discipleship ministry of Calvary Residential Discipleship in Bangor, Maine.

Early on in her time there, the truth of God’s Word and His love for her was so loud that she could not deny it. He was speaking directly into her heart. She realized that sobriety was merely a byproduct of a heart change that affected every other area of her life as well. After her one year of discipleship, she entered Calvary Chapel Bangor’s School of Ministry program. A 1 year training program where the student serves as a staff member of Blessed Hope, as well as bible college level classes. After graduation she remained in Bangor for 2 more years serving in the ministry as a weekly Bible teacher and mentor.

In 2012, God called her home to South Jersey, she attended Harris School of Business and started working in the medical field. It was during this first year home that she married her husband, Jeff Wong, and began serving in Calvary Chapel South Jerseys Addictions Ministry “The Missing Peace”. After 4 years God called them back to Maine to help start a new residential program through Calvary Residential Discipleship. After the completion of the new plant, God called the Wong’s to Lebanon to assist in the ministries here.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

Her greatest desire in life is this, to teach and show others the redeeming power and love of the Lord Jesus!
Jessica Peavy is a graduate of both the women's shelter on Willow and Calvary Chapel Lebanon's School of Ministry (SOM). Upon completion of SOM she was hired to be the assistant director.  She has many gifts and talents that fit perfectly in service to the women in the ministry. She is compassionate, kind and a humble servant. The fruit of her life is truly reflective of a disciples heart and a changed mind. Before coming to Calvary she spent many years cycling in drug addiction and prison. The Lord has truly redeemed her and now she lives a life of faithful service to Him.

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Director Lauren Wong

Mailing Address:
740 Willow Street,
Lebanon PA 17046

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