New City Initiative works within the faith community to mobilize a broad-based response to the problem of homelessness and the deep-rooted social factors that underlie it. We have a threefold strategy for ending the cycle of homelessness:
Through our Building the New City curriculum, training materials, educational presentations, and other resources, we make substantive contributions to congregational life. Our initiatives make it simple for congregations to get involved in ending homelessness. We help congregations fulfill their mission of caring for the most vulnerable within our community.
New City Initiative partners with nonprofit and social service organizations, leveraging untapped and underutilized resources within the faith community towards the goal of ending homelessness. Many nonprofits have limited capacity to recruit and train volunteers. We extend their reach by bringing new resources to the table.
The Village Support Network creates stability and self-sufficiency for families that have experienced homelessness. Our New City Kitchen social enterprise provides employment opportunity for formerly homeless individuals and families. And Healthy Sisters provides a transportation network to and from doctors appointments for formerly homeless women with chronic medical conditions.
Healthy Sisters By Susanna Rempel, Associate Director Healthy Sisters has been a part of New City’s work since the summer of 2012. Over the last four years, 14 volunteer drive...