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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Visit the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity website at: http://www.tchabitat.org/
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.
CLICK HERE to sign up for a Project Home Shift
What is Project Home? How Can You Help?
Project Home is one small but important way Unity Church members can help families struggling to return to a home. With the help of over 80 volunteers, Unity houses
parents and children from The Family Place who are temporarily without their own front door to close. It is an enormous challenge which Unity members have met for
over ten years. You can join us. Volunteer for an evening (5:30-8:30 p.m.) or an overnight shift during the month of May. It is part of the bridge to safety for these families. You can sign up to volunteer online at http://bit.ly/ucprojecthome2018 (use "unityPH" as the password to sign up) or sign up after any morning service in April at our Project Home table. An orientation to Project Home will be held on the following dates. We will meet at the bottom of the stairs near the main entrance (downstairs across from the nursery):
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