Parish Ministries

 Homeless Ministry

Contact: Tony Campasano, Ed Peyton and Linda Flora
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Homeless Ministry

The Homeless Ministry hosts homeless families at Little Flower Parish seasonally four times each year.The group provides a welcoming safe environment for homeless families. Volunteers are needed to host these families, provide meals, companionship, and food/supplies.

The Archdiocesan Safe Environment Policy requires that all adult volunteers directly serving youth and vulnerable adults complete a volunteer application, submit to a background check, agree to abide by the Archdiocesan Policies and Code of Ethics and attend the Protecting God’s Children Workshop. See the Safe Environment section on the parish website for details. Only those volunteers who have complied with these requirements may directly serve our homeless ministry guests. Compliance is not necessary to assist with the laundry, setup or teardown, to drop off a meal item or to donate groceries and supplies.

 

Next Hosting: Homeless Hosting in Scotch Plains- January 1-7, 2018
 
Due to the Little Flower Going Home project, we will transition our homeless ministry by hosting our Family Promise guest families at alternative locations. The first of these will be at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Scotch Plains from Monday January 1 through Sunday January 7, 2018. The evenings for Little Flower volunteers to participate will be Wednesday, January 3Friday, January 5 and Saturday, January 6. The setup will be on Thursday evening December 28, 2017 and the teardown will be on Sunday morning January 7, 2018.
 
The drop-off date for those donating the needed groceries and supply items will be Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 5:30 to 7 PM in the Little Flower Parish Center.
 
For those preparing dinner meal courses, these will be collected at Little Flower by 5:30 PM and then delivered to Immaculate Heart of Mary.
 
The location of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish is 1571 South Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076.
 
The respective sign-up links are:
 
1) For Safe Environment policy compliant volunteers to serve as the evening coordinator, dinner, evening, overnight and breakfast hosts or as emergency drivers:
 
2) For any volunteers to assist with the setup or teardown or to drop off a meal item:
 
3) For any volunteers to donate groceries and supplies:
 
For further information, contact the homeless ministry at this email address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call Tony Campasano at 908-665-1573.

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