Abrahams Tent @ CHS3/11/2013
04:00 PM – 07:00 AM
Church of the Holy Spirit
28 Church St
West Haven, CT 06516
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What is Abrhams Tent you ask?
New Haven’s homeless shelters do not have the capacity to admit everyone seeking shelter. Every winter, even with shelters taking in more clients than normal capacity allows, men are still turned away.
In 2010, Columbus House and a group of 16 churches and synagogues in New Haven and the suburbs decided to address this problem through a program called Abraham’s Tent. Each congregation volunteers to provide meals and overnight shelter to 12 homeless men from Columbus House for the duration of one week - alleviating overcrowding in the shelters and demonstrating support for the homeless members of our communities. These men are just about ready to totally re-enter self supporting roles, but still require some assistance.
This is an excellent opportunity to provide a much-needed service and to take part in the return of a program that has proven to be extremely successful in its first implementation. If you would like to assist the Abraham's tent program, you can:
•Volunteer your time: Sign up to serve a meal or fill an overnight shift below.
•Sponsor a meal: Sponsor breakfast or dinner for our guests.