Presented are excerpts from their newsletter.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FRIENDS AT SHANTYTOWN! A number of congregations worked together to host a Shantytown event in Manahawkin Lake Park. It drew great attention to the problem of homelessness in our community, and transformed some lives! Job well done!
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR EMAIL NEWS EFFORT: 152 of you read our news last week. We were late this week because of Thankgiving, but this Thursday we'll send out a note about our intake and more congregational hosting information. Keep reading and forward the newsletter to your friends, or ask them to sign up on our website. If we grow our list, more people can celebrate with us as we make a difference in the lives of homeless families!
CAN YOU HELP US CHRISTMAS WEEK? WE ARE STARTING TO GET SUPPORT, DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BE BLESSED DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON!
We have a location for hosting (December 24 - December 31 at St. Mary's Parish Center) but we need to assemble a team to provide meals, hosting, sleepover, etc... If you can help, please respond to this email. Marianne from Grace Calvary is coordinating the hosting for that week, and we'll see that you get put together!
VOLUNTEER AND COORDINATOR TRAINING AVAILABLE : Tuesday, December 6th
If you are interested in attending or know someone that is please contact me through phone or email for upcoming dates and times of monthly volunteer trainings.
Mandatory for All Coordinators
*This can be rescheduled individually with Director
WHERE: Ocean Community Church
1492 Rt. 72 West, Manahawkin
PLEASE RSVP BY 12/5
HERE'S HOW OUR WEEKS LOOK SO FAR:
THERE ARE MORE WEEKS ALREADY SCHEDULED FURTHER ON, but if your church hasn't set your dates for 2012 with us yet, let us know by replying to this email and we'll get in touch with a calendar on hand!
INTAKE FOR NEW FAMILIES
We are gathering potential families for our program. They can make application by contacting Cheryl at Family Promise of SOC, 338 South Main Street, Barnegat, NJ 08005, 609-994-3317 or by replying to this email. Here are the criteria for families:
· Adult parent must have at least 1 child under the age of 18
· Does not have a permanent place to live
· Has own car or the ability to secure transportation within short period of time while in program
· Is currently employed or able to secure employment prior to entrance into the program
· Has no current issues with drugs and alcohol
· Has no untreated health issues
· Must complete all intake requirements
· Is willing and able to accept all Program Guidelines
· Program is limited to 14 people