The Church is seen as a contributor to homelessness. At a Homeless Coalition meeting, Long Beach residents voted the Church as the second contributor to increasing homelessness, after drugs and alcohol. This should NOT be! How can we, as the Church of the City, work with the city to elevate homelessness? How can we change the city's perspective of the Church to be seen as a valuable asset and essential to the community?
Kingdom Causes Long Beach and other organizations are partnering together to train and find tangible ways for the Church to be involved in city-wide efforts around homelessness.
Homeless Assistance Training
During a HAT, a panel of professionals working in homelessness equip participants in the realities of homelessness, expectations for those wanting to be involved, basic case management, 10 opportunities to serve today and guidelines for a long term commitment. Click here to contact us about more information or to RSVP.
HAT 2.0 is focused on relationship building with homeless neighbors. Participants will learn to set goals and boundaries, frame mutual expectations, establish healthy two-way conversation and many more skills. Attendance to HAT is NOT required, but is recommended. Click here to contact us about more information or to RSVP.
For more information or to be a Homeless Hospitality Team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org