Within the Barrio
Our more local, or “barrio,” outreach centers around our various meal ministries and special outreach to the homeless and those in need. For more information, see the boxes below.
Weekday and weekend opportunities
Serving Food to those in needBoth the Newman Center and Good Samaritan have many opportunities to serve those in need through our ongoing meal ministries. There are opportunities on both weekdays and weekends.
Supporting teen and low income mothersDuring Advent we sponsor an Advent Giving Tree to support pregnant teen and low income mothers through local pregnancy support centers. Check back near the beginning of Advent for more information.
Homeless Care Packages
Providing basic necessities for the homelessAt least once a year, the Newman Center collects various small items such as toiletries and non-perishable snacks. These are then combined into care packages for people who are homeless. Community members are encouraged to take a package and give it to someone they meet who is homeless or otherwise in need.
Overnight hosts, meal providers, shoppers, set-up crew, and financial support are all needed to make our homeless brothers’ and sisters’ stay in Roetter Hall a good one. The shelter in 2017 is from February 11 through February 25. For more info or to sign up, contact Kellie.