When everyone wears a school uniform, no one wears their homelessness.
Since 1999, our parish has supported the work of this not for profit that serves homeless families. For years, families found shelter in church facilities like ours for a week at a time. Since the pandemic, rather than rotating from church to church, they stay at an overnight site. We deliver meals several weeks each year to the site. During the day, families stay at the Forssell Day Center, named for the St. Peter’s parishioner who spearheaded the capital campaign. At the Center, staff help parents find childcare, employment and affordable housing, and laundry facilities are available.
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) working with Family Promise, is a network of congregations in the Savannah area that take turns hosting homeless families with children for a week at a time on a rotating basis. While in the Family Promise program, staff professionals help the parents prepare for and find employment.