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TOPIC: Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect #1

We have made GREAT progress in the past 6 months!!!

Volunteers from all over St. John, especially from the schools and churches, made their voice heard and services have been expanded without any government support! The help is all from people on the ground who care!

Volunteers facilitate meals two days a week at OLMC in Cruz Bay, and two nights a week at the 7th Day Adventist church. These two locations have also installed and opened showers while toiletries, clothing and food are donated by individuals and businesses to make this all happen. Weekend outreach is underway and a food pantry is in the early stages of development.

It has been an amazing to see so many people come together for a common goal of offering an hand up to those in need.

If you would like to help, please call Celia at SJCF 340-693-9410 or submit a volunteer form on the GET INVOLVED tab on this page...check out the Wishlist on the GIVE tab if you would like to donate supplies or funds to help this effort!
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Project Homeless Connect #2

Disappointing update....The Project Homeless Connect that was supposed to take place in October...then postponed to February has now been postponed again until this coming October.

There are many reasons why, but it still means that our disadvantaged-displaced street residents are without that valuable one day of connection with dignity and respect that might help connect them with the services, inspiration and motivation to work themselves back into mainstream society rather than living on the fringe.

Kilroy laundry generously offered to collect clothing (men's especially). We are so grateful to Catholic Charities' Mrs. B who comes over to the Lutheran Church to feed the homeless on Tuesdays, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel REALLY stepped up to the plate with their Kalaloo Kitchen serving them on Mondays and Friday. Annette Small and the 7th Day Adventists also pitch in and help make sure those who are hungry get fed.

I am hoping we can organize a weekly shower and a clothes closet, because many of those I speak with said that if they could just get cleaned up, they might have a better opportunity to make a better impression when asking for work. I may be able to get CDBG funds and will keep you posted!
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