Interfaith Shelter Network
Many St. Peter's members offer their time and talent serving as part of our Interfaith Shelter ministry, and you can join them.
In November, we host up to 12 shelter guests at a time for a two week period, providing meals and shelter for local people in need. Approximately 150 volunteer assignments were created and filled so that as many parishioners as possible could participate in this vital work.
The Interfaith Shelter Network is a collaborative effort by local congregations, human services agencies and government entities to provide shelter, services, and resources to homeless San Diegans throughout the region.
The Network consists of two programs: The Rotational Shelter and El Nido Transitional Living
They represent the work of more than 100 San Diego County congregations and 3,500+ volunteers who link to offer hands up to people seeking an end to their homelessness. Our volunteers and congregations collectively have sheltered more than 8,000 homeless people for more than 200,000 bed nights since 1986. More than half of our shelter guests leave our shelters for more permanent housing because of the professional guidance they receive from our case management agencies and the personal attention they receive from Network volunteers. In our El Nido program, virtually all our families leave for their own permanent affordable housing, and the majority of mothers leave with increased income and additional career related skills.
If you would like to join us in this ministry, please contact Molly Stone, our IFS coordinator.