Volunteer for Project Home
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Project Home helps families in our community! Project Home engages area faith communities to provide emergency shelter space and volunteer support for Ramsey County families facing homelessness. Each month, two different area faith communities host 20 emergency shelter beds. Project Home is one way we can support struggling families in our area. Serving as a host offers the opportunity for direct service and community building. This congregation-wide effort helps keep families without a permanent place to call home together and provides a safe and welcoming temporary home.
You will have training and support! If you have not participated in the past, you will be offered a brief training session. You work with a team. Each evening a staff person from Interfaith Action – Project Home will greet you and the families and you will be paired with an experienced volunteer. There is professional staff available by phone and written instructions for almost any situation or emergency.
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Affordable Housing/Project Home Ministry Team
This team addresses the affordable housing crisis through policy work, direct service and education. Contact the Affordable Housing Ministry Team via Lisa Friedman at the Church Office.
Project Home is coordinated by Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul to provide emergency shelter for families facing homelessness in Ramsey County. Unity Church hosts Project Home each year during the month of May. Over 100 volunteers are needed to provide hospitality during the evening and overnight giving families with children comfort and a safe place to stay. For more information visit their website at: www.IntefaithAction.org/ProjectHome or contact Anna Newton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families served through Project Home spend the day at The Family Place, a day center in downtown St. Paul. There are many volunteer opportunities there, including and cooking meals for families and providing activities for the children. For more information contact volunteer coordinator Mary Walde at email@example.com. Visit The Family Place website at: http://famplace.org/
We support and participate in Habitat for Humanity with a two week building project each year in late spring. For more information on this opportunity contact Chuck Griggs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity website at: http://www.tchabitat.org/
SUMMER 2017 BUILD
Watch for opportunities to sign up in the Parish Hall after morning services during May, and also online. Volunteer opportunities include construction work, crew leader, and lunch helper. Work weeks are July 24–August 4, from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The location will be a two-story new build at 1105 Third Street, Saint Paul Park. Questions? Contact Chuck Griggs at email@example.com or 612-408-0486.
From time to time the team offers congregational and community forums on issues of homelessness and affordable Housing.
This team advocates for policy and partnerships that will increase the supply of affordable housing. Advocacy efforts often take place through a team community partner, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.
Each year, team members participate in legislative days for Affordable Housing at the Minnesota State Capitol.
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