Welcome Home Program Workshop

Interested in learning more about Homelessness, the Congregational Housing Action Guide, and the “Welcome Home” program?

You are invited to a workshop on homelessness for members of congregations in the NE quadrant of Edmonton, sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office for Social Justice and the Interfaith Housing Initiative.  It is an opportunity to learn more about homelessness in our City, to reflect on attitudes, and to explore what church congregations can do to assist in Edmonton’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.  Also included is an introduction to the new “Welcome Home” program- a befriending program which matches folks from the Interfaith community with newly housed individuals from Housing First Agencies.  The support of the volunteers helps reduce the loneliness and social isolation faced by many newly housed individuals.

 Details:

Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

St. Thomas More Church, 210 Haddow Close

Facilitators:  Members of the Interfaith Housing Initiative.

The workshop is open to anyone, but may be of particular interest to congregants in the SW quadrant of the City.

Thursday, June 14, 2012, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

St. Alphonsus Parish, 11828-85 Street (east side entrance)

Facilitators: members of the Interfaith Housing Initiative

The workshop is open to anyone, but may be of particular interest to congregants in the NE part of the City.

Kindly RSVP to Sr. Mary Clare Stack, uj

sister.maryclare@catholicsocialservices.ab.ca

or (780) 378-2455 or (780) 863-1597 (cell)

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