INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK
Over the years, Christ the King Parish has been a very
active member of the Interfaith Hospitality Network. This
local organization works to unite the religious community
in an effort to serve and nurture homeless families
regardless of income and family structure. Twenty-six
congregations, many with assistance from additional
congregations, provide meals, shelter and hospitality.
Families receive case management, assistance with
housing and employment search, accessing support
services and advocacy at the IHN day center. It is with a
sense of pride that all involved know that since its
creation in 1997, the Greater Worcester Interfaith
Hospitality Network has worked to successfully help 812
people in 275 families.
At Christ the King parish the goal of the program is to
provide homeless families with the basic human needs:
shelter, safety, and sustenance, in a spirit of warmth and
Christ the King, together with other congregations in the
Worcester community, has agreed to provide nutritiously
prepared meals for three to five families (about fourteen
people) in a safe environment. We host these families for
two or three weeks in the early spring or summer and
intend to continue this commitment on a yearly basis.
Many volunteers have agreed to assist in this important
project, including preparing and serving meals, spending
time helping to entertain the children, and ensuring all
needs of the families are met.
2016 INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK:
Christ the King has been asked to 'host' at the Interfaith
Hospitality network shelter at 91 June St. the week of MAY
1st to MAY 8th. We are hoping to gather volunteers to
assist in supervision of meals and overnights as in the
past. Donations of grocery gift certificates will also be
appreciated. To assist in any manner, please call Celeste
Hedge (508-735-3007). Allen Stansky (508-756-7142) or
Janet Rauktis (508-450-7496).
IHN website: www.ihnworcester.org