Interfaith Habitat Works Project 2020 – Cancelled for Covid 19

Hello everyone.  Unfortunately we have to cancel this year’s Interfaith Habitat Works Project.  Habitat for Humanity has had to make some tough decisions around volunteering and how they can do that moving forward. Please let’s keep each other in prayer as we find our way through this difficult time.  We look forward to continuing thisContinue reading “Interfaith Habitat Works Project 2020 – Cancelled for Covid 19”

Seeking Jubilee – Interfaith Table exploring a 0% mortage program

“The word “jubilee”—literally, “ram’s horn” in Hebrew—is defined in Leviticus 25:9 as the sabbatical year after seven cycles of seven years (49 years). The fiftieth year was to be a time of celebration and rejoicing for the Israelites. The ram’s horn was blown on the tenth day of the seventh month to start the fiftiethContinue reading “Seeking Jubilee – Interfaith Table exploring a 0% mortage program”

Interfaith Habitat Works 2018; the Wrap-Up Party!

On May 31, 2018 CRIHI members gathered at Habitat for Humanity’s Carter Place build to celebrate the work Interfaith volunteers were able to accomplish this year. Here are the rough numbers: OVER 300 Volunteers; 48 lunches served! Thank you so much to everyone who came out to do this work together!  Here are some ofContinue reading “Interfaith Habitat Works 2018; the Wrap-Up Party!”

April Action Highlight: Invite Welcome Home to Visit your Faith Community

This past month, Beth Israel Synagogue hosted Claire Rolheiser from Welcome Home at Rabbi Daniel Friedman’s monthly class. This month featured “Don’t pass over your neighbour this Passover.” Rabbi Friedman taught that in the Haggadah which we recite at the Passover Seder, we say a special prayer to welcome all those in need. Claire alongContinue reading “April Action Highlight: Invite Welcome Home to Visit your Faith Community”

Befriending Dustin; a Welcome Home Story

Elizabeth and Richard’s [Welcome Home] participant, Dustin has struggled for many years with depression and an addiction to alcohol. When they first started meeting together, he struggled to keep their appointments, wondering if his volunteers were going to judge him because of his addiction. It was hard for him to believe that they really enjoyedContinue reading “Befriending Dustin; a Welcome Home Story”

The Plan to end homelessness: Unpacking the first goal of the new update

We are eight years in on the ten-year plan.  “It’s time to look under the hood and see how we’re doing,” to use the words of Jay Freeman.  Certainly, we have some things to be happy about. The Housing First program has been very successful, and has given over 6,000 people a home, and inContinue reading “The Plan to end homelessness: Unpacking the first goal of the new update”

What can I do?

“We get it!”  Housing is not affordable for so many people!  Rents are high; times are hard; money is tight; and supports are few.   It is a struggle for our seniors, our young families, for people battling addictions or mental illnesses, and our young people …but we don’t have a lot extra ourselves.  How can we help make things better? It’sContinue reading “What can I do?”