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Homelessness

Our work with our neighbors who sleep on the streets and Balboa Park has grown quietly and steadily over the past couple of years.  The Holy Spirit has led us into deeper relationship with a number of persons whom many of us can now call friends.

Our primary on-campus homelessness ministry is Showers of Blessings, a monthly second Saturday morning offering of a shower, haircut, hot breakfast, clothes, and books for those we seek to serve.  We also are growing relationships with Uptown and Downtown Safe Havens and the Friend to Friend Program of Episcopal Community Services.  We participate in the Maundy Thursday foot washing and shoe giveaway at the diocesan Episcopal Church Center, and support Uptown Community Services in North Park with an annual sock and underwear drive.  For several years we have also served as a two-week site for the Interfaith Rotational Shelter Network.

In the future we hope to connect more directly our relationship-based ministries with advocacy efforts through Downtown Fellowship, Think Dignity, and the San Diego Organizing Project to address some of the underlying structural causes of homelessness.