HOM/SHC

Homemakers of Mercy/Supportive Housing Communities Family Project

Mission:
Homemakers of Mercy/Supportive Housing Communities Family Project is a collaborative ministry between St. Gabriel and St. Matthew Catholic Churches that helps the underserved in our community move beyond or avoid homelessness. HOM works with SHIP, a partnership between the two parishes, the Salvation Army and Charlotte Housing Authority, to provide transitional housing to homeless single mothers and their children. HOM volunteers also assist Supportive Housing Communities which provides permanent housing to homeless families with children. Our involvement includes furnishing and setting up the apartments so the families can move in and move on with their lives. SHC also helps the children with school backpacks, the parents with mentoring, and will provide assistance during the holidays.

For more information about the agencies we are serving visit:

http://www.supportivehousingcommunities.org/index.php

http://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/charlotte/programs/homeless-services/supportive-housing-innovative-project-(ship)

Volunteer opportunities:

· Donations of furniture and household items. For donations or to schedule a pickup, contact Homfurniture.donate@gmail.com.

· Click here for a list of needed items.

· Apartment setup

· “Welcome Home” meal preparers and cake bakers

· Attachment: HOM Procedures Manual

Time commitment of volunteers: Varies according to project. Volunteering with HOM to setup apartments from start to finish takes three or more hours, depending on level of involvement.

 To volunteer or ask a question, contact:

HOM- Terri Jarina, 704-243-1217

SHC- Mark Creasser

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