Partnering in Mission
La Puente Home, Alamosa serves the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado and is the size of Massachusetts. They provide a network of services including a homeless shelter, food banks, clothing banks, rural outreach to folks living off the grid, street outreach to people experiencing homelessness, job and housing case management services, and other programs for families and for kids. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect. SOTH partners with La Puente by collecting their most needed items during our Summer Market and prior to our Intergenerational Alamosa Mission Trips. During our Mission Trip we typically prepare meals and serve the community in a variety of ways. Contact: Sue Osborn.
The Carpenter's Helpers is a coalition of Presbyterian churches who work with Habitat for Humanity to make a difference in our community by providing affordable housing. Current member churches are: Central, Shepherd of the Hills and Wellshire. We raise funds to help support the buildings of a Habitat home for a family every year. We volunteer to help build homes, and to support Habitat in their mission, working side by side with other volunteers, Habitat staff and future homeowners.
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The Action Center
The Action Center provides food, clothing and community resources toward reaching the goal of sustainability for all individuals and families they serve in Jefferson County. At SOTH we collect food and hygiene items the first Sunday of the month, food for a traditional Thanksgiving meal and host a Neighborhood Food Drive in the fall. We also collect School Supplies annually. We gather groups together, that sometimes include kids, for hands-on volunteering: to pack and distribute School Supplies, and participate in Holiday Gift Distribution. We encourage individuals and Small Groups to sign up to volunteer for boxing up Thanksgiving food, work shifts at the Beautiful Junk Sale, sort clothing, and organize food at the Action Center. Contacts: Sue Osborn and Miguel Rocha.
Family Promise of Greater Denver typically serves 8 families at a time, who are experiencing homelessness, by providing a path to permanent stability. They serve adults, single or couples, and their children. SOTH has partnered with Family Promise for over 20 years as a host congregation housing families for one week at a time up to 4 times per year rotating hosting with other faith communities. Many of the adults work, and others go to the day site every day where they have access to resources for finding jobs and housing. Hosting provides opportunities for our entire congregation to volunteer during our host week including bringing food items, hosting during dinner, overnight hosting, doing bedding laundry, etc. Contacts: Mark and Diane Herman and Jim Stockwell.