Lenten Focus: Homelessness

Lenten Collection: Welcome Inn 

Since 2003, South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless (SOCH) has operated Welcome Inn, a daytime drop-in center for the homeless population who use evening and overnight programs but have few places to go during the day. Welcome Inn is a low barrier shelter that provides a safe place to address the needs of the 
chronically homeless in our communities. The Inn fulfills the basic needs of shelter, medical attention, food, clothing, personal hygiene, access to an established mailing address, case management, legal advice, mental health and substance abuse services, as well as many other community resources and referrals. 

Averaging 65 visitors each day, December through March, Welcome Inn works diligently to ease the struggle and suffering of our community's most marginalized citizenry via collaborative partnerships with area service-providers at a safe, comfortable, and centralized location. 

Daily Shelter • Food • Clothing • Showers • Laundry •
Computer and Telephone Access Educational Instruction •
12-step Based Recovery Programs • Bible Study • Mentoring Nursing Care •
Social Worker Case Management 

Please consider a contribution to the Holy Name Lenten Collection. 
As always, if you are unable to offer a monetary donation, please join in our efforts by offering your prayers and sacrifices of body or Spirit. 

“We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.
This enables us to do something and do it very well. It may be incomplete,
but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for God’s grace
to enter and do the rest.” 
Cardinal Dearden 

Film Night

 March 1st  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

St. Anne's Hall
"Storied Streets: True Stories of Life on the Street"
Followed by discussion with Ben Ogden of Welcome Inn

Annual Benefit Soup Supper

March 20th  5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
St. Anne's Hall
Proceeds will fund the purchase of sleeping mats for
St. Mary's Warming Center, Royal Oak

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