Helping Others By Providing Emergency Shelter
About the HOPES Program:
In October of 2012, Lebanon County Christian Ministries launched a project to help the homeless of the Lebanon area. The HOPES (Helping Others by Providing Emergency Shelter) program works to solve the problem of homelessness on multiple fronts…not only by sheltering people for a night, but by providing career and personal counseling to help these people pull themselves out of poverty and homelessness. This program is making a difference, by bringing our neighbors in from the cold then helping them regain self-sufficiency and control over their lives.
HOPES depends on local churches to provide sleeping space and volunteers to oversee the overnight shelter. Our church has participated the past four years, and will be a host church again this year, from January 16 to 30, 2017. Training will be provided for new volunteers and experienced volunteers who would like a refresher.
If you have questions, please contact Jen Hackett or Soon Slayman via the parish office. See links below to sign up for a volunteer shift or for information about donating to the program.
There will be an informational meeting on January 9 at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Attendance at this meeting is not required for participation.
HOPES Information Quick Links: