The Project designed to lead and support 12 faith communities in their efforts to build commitments within those communities to end family homelessness in the greater Puget Sound area. The project builds upon the School’s resources and community relationships, as well as its reputation for social justice efforts.
The Faith and Family Homelessness Project is a concentrated two-year effort to inspire increased advocacy and congregational commitment to ending family homelessness. The project is funded by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, which has a priority to prevent and end family homelessness in the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry (STM) will work with local partners to identify 12 faith communities in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties to participate in the project.
Selected communities will receive financial resources and support designed to increase their response to family homelessness. STM will award up to $10,000 per faith community to pay for trainings and events selected by the faith community to educate their membership about the causes of family homelessness and effective methodologies for addressing the issue.
Faith communities who are minimally or newly engaged in efforts addressing family homelessness, and are looking for ways to increase their efforts are encouraged to apply. Application materials can be found at: www.faithandfamilyhomelessness.com. Applications will be accepted through February29, 2012.
Lisa Gustaveson, MNPL - Family Homelessness Program Manager | (206)296-2657 (desk) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is dedicated to its mission: To educate the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world. One of the University’s foundational values, at the core of its Jesuit identity, is a faith that does justice. Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry (STM) represents over 17 religious traditions,including partnerships with Reformed, Protestant, Anglican, Unitarian, Roman Catholic and Evangelical faith communities, as well as Jewish and Muslim faith communities. Out of these partnerships and a trusted reputation as an educator and leader in interreligious conversations, STM is committed to developing and administering leadership in social justice advocacy and collaboration,including that of the Faith & Family Homelessness Project.
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