The Sojourner House

We are called to be servants to the Lord, to serve the people of God. “Love one another as I have loved you” (Jn 15:12). Our calling is not to pick and choose whom we’ll serve – man or woman, those who look like us, believe as we believe – but rather to serve all God’s people with dignity and respect. That service can be transforming, life-giving, even redemptive. Jesus encountered so many diverse personalities and needs, and delved deeply into human relationships. So we too try to open our hearts and hands to the many lives that we encounter who are challenged by daily life. Sometimes we’re heartbroken, but most often we’re witnesses to the stone that has been rolled back and the fullness discovered in the empty tomb. The empty tomb is an affirmation by God of this very world; a world of new life that has been transformed and opened to us by the love of Christ. His life, His love is in our hearts and each time we compassionately reach out to another we witness the Risen Christ. ~Deacon Richard Sage

The Sojourner House provides a safe, clean place for adult men and women who are experiencing homelessness; affirms the Christ-like dignity in every individual through compassionate presence, listening, and hospitality; and empowers people to rebuild their lives with the engagement of the greater community.  Guests can sleep overnight, shower, wash their clothes, and eat breakfast while ensuring their personal dignity, respect and safety.

The Sojourner House opened its doors on November 1, 2011.  We are a year round facility that serves those who are experiencing homelessness from 7 pm in the evening to 8 am in the morning. We can provide sleeping arrangements for up to 36 men and 16 women (capacity of 52).  Everyone is welcomed into the shelter as long as they are respectful, kind, and considerate to all other guests, volunteers, and staff.  No substances, weapons, or pornography will be permitted on the premises. A core staff is employed by Catholic Charities, with a large supplement of volunteers for support! We are all unique individuals and together we create community!

Interested in Volunteering?  Check out our Volunteer Page or email cnelson@cclse.org to learn more and volunteer!

We appreciate your support given to the Sojourner House and our guests! Please remember monetary donations are vital to keep the Sojourner House open year round. Make a monetary donation today!

Guest Specific Needs:
Bus tokens – Biggest Need!
Bus passes for working guests
Backpacks
Deodorant
Ponchos/Umbrellas
Socks

Supply Needs:
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Paper Plates
Plastic Cutlery
Napkins
Bleach
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Ajax Cleaner
Garbage Bags (13 Gallon & 55 Gallon)

Meal/Kitchen Needs:
Coffee (Caffeinated & Decaf)
Sugar
Creamer
Honey
Cereal
Breakfast Bars

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