Advocacy for the homeless program

Chestnut Hill College, as part of their community involvement program presented an Advocacy For The Homeless assembly for the entire freshman class last week for approximately 300 students.

The organizations represented were: St. Francis Inn,  Project H.O.M.E. and The Joy of Sox.

St. Francis Inn tries to meet the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing and hospitality.  Furthermore, they empower persons to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty and address structural injustices. They seek to build relationships with those that they serve by respecting their human dignity and by helping them to restore hope in their lives, and by living simply among them.

Project H.O.M.E. (Housing, Opportunities for Employment, Medical Care, Education) empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty, and attain their fullest potential as members of society.

The Joy of Sox simply helps provide socks for the homeless and involves community organizations to help raise awareness of homelessness.

Following the assembly the students met with their advisers to continued to develop programs to help these three special nonprofits.