Home and Hope
Home and Hope is a ministry in which our parish participates together with other churches in San Carlos. The purpose of this ministry is to provide housing and meals to homeless families.
How the Ministry Works
Every week, three to five homeless families are housed in large tents inside the hall of a church in the county area. Currently St. Charles participates on Tuesdays and Fridays whenever Epiphany Episcopal, Trinity Presbyterian, or Holy Trinity Lutheran, host the families. This occurs approximately 6 times a year.
- The meal and hospitality that evening.
- One or two people, who sleep over to provide for security and get everyone up, breakfasted, and out by 7:00 AM the next morning.
- Assistance in setup and tear down on Sundays for the hosting Parish.
The teams are led by a few of the program veterans. One person takes the menu lead, prepares the entrée and works with the rest of the team to complete the meal preparation (usually brought from home). We then clean up and spend some time with the families as appropriate. Training is provided by those with prior experience with/by Home and Hope. If you are interested you will find this to be easy and rewarding, and feeling thankful for all your blessings!
Epiphany Episcopal Church – 1839 Arroyo Avenue, San Carlos:
Tuesday, February 12 and Friday, February 15
Tuesday, May 7 and Friday, May 10
Tuesday, May 14 and Friday, May 17
Trinity Presbyterian – 1106 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Carlos:
Tuesday, June 11 and Friday, June 14
Tuesday, October 8 and Friday, October 11
Holy Trinity Lutheran – 149 Manzanita Avenue, San Carlos:
Tuesday, September 3 and Friday, September 5
If you would like to join this ministry and/or have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional online information see http://www.homeandhope.net/