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DIVE's Story

D.I.V.E. or Disciple, Identity, Victory, Empower was established in June of 2019. Jason, our founder, noticed the brokenness of people and their need for a home. He imagined this home to be surrounded by accountability and support. The idea of a men's home was born.

Want to get Involved?

Find out more about how you can get involved and how you can help us make a difference in Lancaster county.

Meet Our Founder/Director

DIVE, Inc’s founder and current Director, Jason McKinney, has always shared how Jesus had changed his life. See Jason’s Full Story by Clicking Here: He desired to see that transformation happen in the lives of other men. He previously oversaw a men's transitional home from 2007-2009. From then, he worked for various nonprofits in the social services field ranging from caring for individuals with disabilities to with kids and young men in the juvenile justice system to which he is still a chaplain today. After years of praying and planning, D.I.V.E. was born.

Work with Us

Want to assist us in growing our following, acquiring more housing for men and continuing to create a better system to disciple and mentor men to transform your community. Volunteer with us to teach, guide and serve.

Hear Jason's Story 

Jason's story is one of resilience, a journey through the depths of despair to the heights of triumph. He speaks with a raw honesty, baring his soul to those who will listen, sharing the pain and trauma that once consumed him.

As he recounts his past, Jason takes his audience on a tumultuous ride through the trials and tribulations he faced. From a childhood marked by adversity to the darkest moments of his adulthood, he does not shy away from the gritty details. Each obstacle, each setback, is laid bare for all to see. But amidst the pain, there is a glimmer of hope. Jason speaks of the turning points, the moments of clarity that guided him out of the darkness. Through sheer determination and the support of those who believed in him, he found the strength to rise above his circumstances. Now, as the founder of DIVE, Inc., Jason is on a mission to extend that same lifeline to others. He knows firsthand the power of a helping hand, the importance of having someone believe in you when you can't believe in yourself. Through mentorship and guidance, he seeks to empower men who, like him, have been knocked down by life's challenges. Jason's passion is palpable as he speaks of his work with DIVE, Inc. He knows the struggles these men face because he has walked in their shoes. And though the road ahead may be long and arduous, he is determined to walk it alongside them, offering hope where there was once only despair. In Jason's story, we see not only who he was, but who he has become. He is a beacon of hope in a world too often shrouded in darkness, a testament to the power of perseverance and the human spirit. And through his work with DIVE, Inc., he is changing lives, one person at a time.

Meet With Jason

If you want to know Jason personally. Just book a meeting. If you are a parent, man who needs a house (Click here to Apply for Men's Housing) or a business looking to donate or find a new worker to mentor or sponsor (Click here to become a sponsor or mentor).

Meet The Guys

Get to know the guys who are currently in our houses. Who have been in our houses or will soon be in one of our houses. This is there stories so they can inspire those after them to find their purpose and mission in life as they get to know themselves better and reach there full potential that life has been offering them.

Deandre DIVE past Resident

Deandre DIVE past Resident

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Apply for Men's Housing

Complete an online application for the men's residential program.

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