Services are continuing to operate inside the House of Peace as usual, but with the West Walnut Street Reconstruction Project affecting traffic flow and parking access, we are now offering a temporary drive-thru food pantry to help those might ordinarily have parked on W. Walnut to access the food pantry. Visitors can access the pantry in the alleyway just north of the building.
Our Capuchin brothers in Ukraine have decided to remain to provide humanitarian and spiritual support to the people trapped in the warzone. Meanwhile our brothers across the border in Poland are assisting refugees fleeing Ukraine, now numbering in the millions. You can help by making a donation. 100% of donations will go directly to the friars in Ukraine and Poland so that they may continue their life-saving work.
People often think of the holidays as the time of year people go hungry. However, hunger is a daily problem for many of our guests and we are frequently unable to keep our Emergency Food Pantry shelves adequately stocked.
We encourage volunteers to perform a Ministry of Presence: to sit with our guests, engage them in conversation, meet them on their terms, and share your experiences. That is the greatest gift one person can give to another: to be wholly present, to listen, to be attentive, to show care.