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Mission Partners

Let our service begin…transforming lives through help, hope, opportunity and personal growth….with these Outreach Ministries

Columbus House

adults experiencing homelessness

Believing everyone deserves a safe home, we have partnered with Columbus House for over 25 years.   Dedicated to ending homelessness in Connecticut, they offer temporary shelter, personal growth services and a path to a home for those at risk of or experiencing homelessness in CT. 

This year we helped the kitchen staff with groceries delivered to their door.  With Covid came new rules about volunteers in the Columbus House kitchen but we are close to announcing an opportunity to serve a meal again.  We tended to gardens at Columbus House properties, and, as is our tradition, we will provide a bit of Christmas cheer to those awaiting a home of their own with gifts of socks, scarves, hats, gloves, and gift cards. Once again our youth plan to make fleece blankets and greeting cards for the Medical Respite clients.   Champion: Roberta Hanlon 

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Connecticut Quest for Peace

humanitarian aid

To offer better educational opportunities and hope for children experiencing poverty in Latin America and Appalachia, we partner with Connecticut Quest for Peace and their effort to provide education, healthcare, nutrition, arts and microfinance initiatives to the poor. 

This in September we will collect student and classroom supplies, lunches, tools, clothes, hygiene, and home supplies. Items needed are warm and cold-weather clothing, shoes, plastic dishware and pots and pans, medical supplies (such as walkers, crutches, dressings, bandages, etc.), school supplies, musical instruments, sports equipment, sewing items (such as material, thread, etc.), linens, and hygiene items.  Champion:  Karen Miller

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New Reach

Families with children experiencing homelessness

Families with small children, who are facing the crisis of being unhoused, need hope and resources to help them build independent lives.  We partner with New Reach to support families when they first arrive at one of their Crisis Shelters.  We held a “Baby Shower for Baby Jesus” on Epiphany Sunday in January and provided knitted and crocheted caps and blankets made by our Knitting Ministry.  We made another donation of hats and blankets in April and practice will continue this throughout the year. Between Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day, we collected diapers, wipes and other essentials for the babies, at New Reach. Champion:  Lyn Boling

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St. Martin de Porres Academy

free, extensive education for low-income New Haven students

We partner with St. Martin de Porres Academy’s holistic 12-year program to educate students in low-income families in New Haven, critical to a brighter future for the students.  With the skills they learn, they become much-needed agents of change in their communities. 

Our volunteers currently serve on site as tutors and a librarian and we invite you to consider volunteering your skills with middle school students such as knitting, drama, gardening, sports, cooking, scouting, computers, music, art, are a Ms. or Mr. fix it or tutor.  Our community also responds to specific collections such as headphones for remote learning, bicycles to learn new skills, and “back to school” starter kits for college-bound students. Champion:  Karen Miller

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