Our guests come from all walks of life. Each one of our guests has a story.
Those who frequent the House of Peace are often employed, but unable to make ends meet, or are experiencing chronic poverty. When our guests arrive at the House of Peace they find a place where someone cares and where they can get the little extra help they need.
At St. Ben’s Community Meal, many of our guests are experiencing extreme poverty and homelessness. Some of our guests are affected by mental illness and/or a substance use disorder. Hundreds of guests gather each evening to share a meal and companionship with each other. The Meal staff coordinates the sponsor groups and volunteers to provide a nourishing dinner to be enjoyed by all in a friendly and peaceful setting.