Did you know that the average age of a person experiencing homelessness in the state of Massachusetts is 8? What would happen if more people—especially youth—knew this, and even more about homelessness in their own neighborhoods?
City Mission is excited to offer two new styles of opportunities to get plugged into the important work of preventing family homelessness in Boston! Together, we can make a difference!
A City Mission staff member will visit with your confirmation group or youth group during their regular meeting time, brining dynamic conversation and moving stories to the group.
With a solid background on the issues, youth are now ready to go hands-on. The week after the education session, the group comes into Boston for a service opportunity at a community organization that directly impacts homeless families. With City Mission staff on hand to answer questions and guide learning, the volunteer opportunity is so much more than that, ending with an advocacy action on a timely piece of legislation.
This is a real chance for us to engage and make a change!
Weekend immersion is a great option for groups coming from farther afield than the Greater Boston area, as well as local churches. Designed for high school or college groups, this option is available for groups up to 12 on the first weekend of each month.
Starting with attending a youth-based community event on Friday night and ending with worship with the homeless on Sunday morning, this signature program takes mission to the next level, where you will both have opportunities to serve those impacted by family homelessness, as well as learn more about the systems that cause it and what you can do to help alleviate it in the future.
Want to make a reservation? Want more information? Email Katie Omberg, Director of Community Engagement: firstname.lastname@example.org