Supporting homeless families – Madrona Presbyterian Church – community meeting

Madrona Presbyterian Church’s
Community Coffee Chat Thursday, October 6thfrom 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Coffee Chat on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM there is a community forum regarding the Madrona Presbyterian Church’s goal to open a women’s shelter. All Madrona neighborhood residents as well as Madrona businesses and other entities are invited to attend. Madrona Presbyterian pastor as well as members will make a presentation with time for questions and feedback. The plan is to open the shelter for women and their children by this winter 2011.
Madrona Presbyterian Church
About the ministry: Julia’s Place at Madrona Grace
By Winter 2011, the members and friends of Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church plan to launch a new ministry of hospitality. This new ministry was recently named “Julia’s Place at Madrona Grace” in honor of community philanthropist Julia Love Pritt. Julia’s Place will serve as a shelter where 14 individuals – women, children, families – can spend the night. Our guests will have a warm, safe place to eat dinner, do homework, and sleep. The hours of operation will be 5pm-8am. The shelter will operate as a nighttime facility for clients of Mary’s Place, an organization that provides daytime programs and assistance for homeless and formerly homeless families. At 8am guests leave the church. The shelter will be closed during the day until 5pm when guests return. The church will coordinate and run the shelter with the assistance of volunteers from partner churches and organizations.
Ways to join us: Become a partner organization
Organization partners are needed to provide meals and volunteer assistance. We are looking for 12 partner organizations – churches, community groups, etc. Each partner would provide volunteers and meals for one week per quarter (4 weeks total per year). To learn more about becoming an organizational partner, please contact Pastor Mark Zimmerly at (206) 328-2704 or[email protected].
Make a financial donation
We welcome your financial support of this ministry. Donations can be made through our Look for the “Donate” button to make a secure donation through Paypal. Checks may also be mailed to the church.
Spread the word
We hope to get the word out to as many neighborhood residents, business owners, and community groups as possible about this exciting new ministry. We are reaching out in many ways, including the Madrona News, Madrona Moms listserve, and door-to-door flyering. Please help us spread the word! Click the button at the bottom of this email to forward it to a friend.