Journey to Home
“It only takes 10 people to build a movement.” – Rep. Frank Hornstein
In an inspiring evening, people from the DCEH congregations came together to be a part of making a difference in our community, to understand advocacy, and to learn how our legislative agenda will end homelessness for youth and families. Click here to read more.
Direct Service Volunteers from Four DCEH Congregations Gather to Learn
To better collaborate, our direct service volunteers gathered together for training on November 7th, 2012. Over 30 participants learned more about Heading Home Hennepin’s 10 year plan to end homeless and the Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness. Members of our Steering Committee presented on the DCEH vision, mission, values and long range goals, as well as our structure and ways to get more involved. The volunteers enjoyed time for conversation and deeper understanding of DCEH.
Homelessness in Minnesota Twitter Conference
On October 25th, volunteers all over the state interviewed people without a permanent residence asking questions about where they stay and why they are homeless. The survey is conducted by Wilder Research, to better understand the causes, circumstances, and effects of homelessness, and to promote efforts toward permanent, affordable housing for all Minnesotans. In conduction with the survey, a twitter conference was held to provide information about what the survey is about, statistics from 2009, and more.
Minneapolis Host Home Program
Do you have an open bedroom in your house??
You can help a homeless youth become a thriving young adult!
The Minneapolis Host Home Program is an ”outside the system” opportunity for the Minneapolis community to provide safe, supportive homes for the city’s young people experiencing homelessness. DCEH is teaming up with Avenues for Youth to find hosts willing to open their home! Why? It’s really hard to do well in school, at work, or plan for your future when you don’t know when you’re going to eat next and where you’re going to sleep that night. You can make a difference in the life of a young person! How? The Minneapolis Host Home Program recruits caring adults from Minneapolis who are willing to volunteer their time and share their home. Youth served have no home and are ages 16-22 (under 18 with permission of parent/guardian). For more information, contact Deena McKinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of ways you can donate your time and talents, donate financially and give your voice to the work being done to end homelessness. Click here to find out how you can get involved. Become a part of our network today to end homelessness in our community! _____________________________________________________________________________
The Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH) is an interfaith collaboration of 16 downtown Minneapolis churches, synagogues and mosques working together to end homelessness and poverty. DCEH focuses on shifting from an immediate needs approach to long term solutions through a combination of education, advocacy and action. Through learning and volunteer opportunities for congregants, community partnerships, and development of effective strategies and programs, the DCEH is committed to impacting the community around us to decrease homelessness.