St. Peter’s Homelessness Initiative

A core component of the 2019–2022 strategic plan is to “deepen St. Peter’s outreach and social justice impact by more precisely focusing grants, engagement, and partnerships.” To that end, St. Peter’s Social Justice & Outreach Ministry Team has created a series of events to address the needs of our homeless neighbors.

On Thursday, November 19, 10:00 a.m.–Noon, St. Peter’s will assemble two-hundred “Hope Tote” bags for our partner organizations: Roof Above, Salvation Army’s Center of Hope for Women and Children, and Samaritan House. These bags will contain essential items for our neighbors in need and will contain “Hope Notes” that we will write to encourage those receiving the Hope Totes. These items go to support To sign up to help, or for more information, contact the Social Justice Team (socialjustice@st-peters.org).

If you would like to help before the event, consider making a purchase from the Roof Above wishlist on Amazon. Roof Above’s Employment Program Group works with clients from The Men’s Shelter to find employment as a path to self-sufficiency. Some of these jobs are outside. With cooler weather on its way, our neighbors need thermal underwear to stay warm while working.

Finally, on Sunday, November 22, our initiative will culminate in a panel discussion during the Adult Forum at 9:00 a.m. The panel will be focused on how our community is addressing the needs of our homeless neighbors in Charlotte. Community advocates Randall Hitt, Chief Engagement Officer of Roof Above, Deronda Metz, Director of Social Services of Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, and Brad Goforth, Executive Director of Samaritan House. They will provide insight into the challenges our homeless neighbors, and the organizations that care for our neighbors, face and how St. Peter’s can help. Join online st-peters.org.

We hope you choose to participate in all of these events to help us be a beacon of God’s love in the heart of Charlotte.