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 Justine Nelson 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.
Hygiene Drive for Beacon
As part of their commitment to the health and safety of residents in supportive housing facilities, the Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative has asked for our help with a hygiene drive to collect supplies to help formerly homeless people protect themselves during this pandemic time. Items will be used at three of Beacon’s St. Paul facilities: American House, Kimball Court, and Prior Crossing, that serve adults with long term histories of homelessness, some former residents of the encampments, and young adults ages 17-25.
Items needed for now and into the future include:
Here are three ways to support this drive:
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