November Mission Offering
The UBC mission offering for November supports four local organizations that work in housing. People can put contributions in the envelopes in the pews to any of these organizations or all of them and have us split them equally. The four organizations are Clare Housing, Families Moving Forward, Simpson Housing Services, and Tubman.
Clare Housing provides housing and healthcare services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Based in Minneapolis, Clare provides affordable and supportive housing for over 150 people. They operate community-based care homes, supportive housing, and scattered site housing.
Families Moving Forward, a program of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, provides hospitality, shelter, and services for homeless families in Hennepin county and Scott and Carver counties. Families stay overnight in one of over 60 congregations. The program works with 12 families at a time and about 75 families each year. They work with people to find permanent housing and employment.
Simpson Housing Services works to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. They work to help people achieve housing stability. Simpson has emergency shelters and permanent subsidized rental housing for single adults and families with children. They provide services for children and youth to help break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
Tubman is Minnesota’s largest provider of domestic violence shelter services. They provide shelter, transitional housing, mental and chemical health services, legal services and elder care.