FAMILIES MOVING FORWARD: A Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative
Responding to homelessness in our community, the Elim Lutheran Church has joined the Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.  We will be hosting up to 4 families at Elim for one week at a time, twice a year.  During the hosting week, Elim members volunteer to set up sleeping rooms in several Sunday School rooms; to greet and socialize with our guest families; to provide an evening meal; to participate in activities and games with children; and to serve as overnight hosts. Volunteer training is provided. Our work with the Beacon Collaborative aligns us with 70 other congregations throughout the Twin Cities who are working to alleviate not just the lack of affordable housing but the societal pressures that contribute to homelessness as well!
For more about Families Moving Forward, visit Beacon Interfaith.
Beacon has training for volunteers and volunteer hosts.  If you are interested in a training, please sign up here: https://beaconinterfaith.wufoo.com/forms/p1iw3nij1qma2mo/
Elim hosted families Sunday, October 22, through Sunday, October 29, 2017. We thank all our helpers for making Elim a home for the families for the week they were here.  Our next hosting will be the week of December 2, 2018.  For details on positions that are available, open this Families Moving Forward Volunteer Opportunities Flyer.
2018 sign-up will be posted in October.