Interfaith Hospitality Network
Valuable Training Suitable for Anyone Interested in
or a Refresher
Saturday, November 16, 2013
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Horizons for Christian Fellowship
356 Broad St.
* Horizon is located at 356 Broad Street in Fitchburg, next to Crocker field
Call Laurel for directions: 1-978-342-9501
Refreshments will be served
MIHN is looking for a few good men, and women.
Become a MENTOR, and make a difference in someone's future-today!
If you would like to become a mentor call the office at 978-342-9501.
|Families make up 37% of the homeless population. 50% of individuals in homeless families are under the age of 6 (HUD Report to Congress). |
In North Central Worcester County there are no other family housing programs.
|Imagine a family losing their home or apartment to fire with nowhere to go. Motels are expensive and soon the family runs out of money.
||Imagine a family member, neighbor, or friend; someone you know who works everyday to provide for their family, is injured on the job. While recovering, disability payments don't go far enough. The family falls behind on their rent.Suddenly the family finds themselves facing eviction.|
|Imagine a single mother caring for two school age boys.Without warning she gets laid-off.Without an income it doesn't take long before they are without a place to live.
HOPEsudbury recently donated 10 "Moving On" baskets containing household items and a Walmart gift card to help Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network (MIHN) residents who are moving to permanent housing. From left are: HOPEsudbury Board Member Edie Ravenelle, MIHN Administrative Assistant Tabitha Rock, and MIHN residents Jelitza, Brittany, Vanessa, Ashley and Baby James. HOPEsudbury is dedicated to engaging the people of Sudbury in community-wide efforts to provide humanitarian aid to people in need, both at home and abroad.
|This is how easily homelessness happens. It happens often. It can happen to anyone, maybe even you.
Families faced with homelessness typically have to leave the area to find help. A forced move at a time of crisis causes more problems. Children are uprooted, separated from schools and friends.Parents may have to give up a job. Support provided by family and friends may be lost.
MIHN Director, Art Heusser, receives a check from Linda Leavenworth of the Lunenburg United Parish.
For many years the Lunenburg United Parish has been a member of the network of churches that collaborate to provide housing and meals to homeless families in the Twin Cities area. For the past several years they have donated a portion of the proceeds from their annual auction / yard sale to The Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network. This year was no exception. We at MIHN were very pleased to receive a check, this past Friday, Nov 16; in the amount of $2,651 when Eric Vickery and Linda Leavenworth came to the program site to present their very generous donation to our Director. It is only through the generosity of our member churches and local supporters that we are able to assist and house homeless children and their parents. We at MIHN would like to thank the pastor and parishioners of the Lunenburg United Parish for all the hard work that went into their fundraising efforts and for sharing in proceeds with us. Your hard work and generosity to homeless families is an inspiration to us all.