Homelessness

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January 31, 2013

[St. Catherine of Siena Episcopal Church] At the Volunteers of America Family Homeless Shelter in downtown Reno, Nevada, members of St. Catherine of Siena Episcopal Church spent Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, providing recipes and ingredients for nourishing Crock-Pot meals to the more...

November 10, 2012

The Rev. Kelly Ayer, director of Zion House, and two of the house’s residents have a conversation in the house’s backyard. ENS Photo/Lynette Wilson

[Episcopal News Service] After leaving an unhealthy relationship, Linda, a U.S. Navy veteran, moved in with her son and his girlfriend —...

October 19, 2012

Today, the St. Francis Center in Denver is a long-established refuge for homeless men and women in Denver, providing a place where up to 800 individuals a day may come to shower, get a change of clothes, see a doctor, store their belongings, get their mail or simply find a place of warmth and...

April 3, 2012

[Episcopal Diocese of San Diego] Ocean Beach’s first Interfaith Community Foot Washing will be hosted by the Episcopal Church Center at 2083 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard on Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

An expected 290 people will receive new shoes, from hiking boots to...

November 11, 2011

Eight years ago, Vietnam veteran Garry Clemmons was a homeless addict, depressed and anxious. Today, he's sober, remarried and working for the Episcopal Church-sponsored program he credits with turning his life around: the Veterans Re-Entry Program at St. Francis House in the Episcopal Diocese...

November 10, 2011

Hace ocho años, Garry Clemmons, veterano de Vietnam, era un hombre sin hogar, adicto, deprimido y ansioso. En la actualidad, es una persona sobria, se ha vuelto a casar y trabaja para el programa auspiciado por la Iglesia Episcopal al que él le atribuye ese cambio radical en su vida: el...

January 25, 2011

My Father's House, a refurbished apartment attached to the former rectory of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, was recently dedicated for community service. For this project, St. Luke's partnered with two county agencies, Community Action Partnership and the Coalition to End...

May 13, 2010

Zion Episcopal Church in Avon, New York, decided to expand its mission, converting the church's rectory into a six-bed transitional home for women veterans when its rector and the community realized women veterans, more so than men, can fall through the cracks.

The idea for Zion House...

September 30, 2009

Church Warden Paul Shackford can still picture the first Girl Scouts who arrived to help feed the homeless people his parish was housing overnight in Harrington Park, New Jersey. "They were petrified."

One of the homeless guests at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church worked to put them at ease...

January 15, 2009

The Diocese of Bethlehem in northeastern Pennsylvania has awarded The Church of the Good Shepherd in Scranton a $200,000 grant to help expand its "Seasons of Love" ministry to the community's needy.

The funds will be distributed over five years in $40,000 installments. At the end of five...

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