We are grateful for the ongoing support of congregations who have provided critical support to families who have experienced homelessness in our community. One important way congregations support families is by providing meals at Healing House, one of The Road Home’s ten programs. Healing House is an eight-bed recuperative care facility for homeless families that provides a safe place for families when someone needs to prepare for or recover from a medical procedure, childbirth, hospitalization or something similar. This program is a joint effort through MUM (Madison-area Urban Ministry) and The Road Home. Read more about Healing House here.
Congregations play an important role at Healing House. Congregations work with other congregations to cover meals for one week at a time. Ross Michaels, the Congregation Ambassador from Middleton Community Church, explained: “Planning for a week at Healing House is quite simple when compared with the coordination we did for our previous shelter host weeks for The Road Home. All that is needed are dinner meals for the week and volunteers to deliver the meals three nights that week (Sunday, Tuesday and Friday). This is a wonderful opportunity for congregations to help families directly.” If your group is interested in participating, contact Alane Conn, Volunteer Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-294-7998.
We are grateful for our congregation partners who make our work at Healing House possible. These include:
|Bethany United Methodist Church||Lake Edge United Church of Christ|
|Blackhawk Church||Madison Church of Christ|
|Blessed Sacrament Parish||Middleton Community United Church of Christ|
|The Bridge Madison||Monona United Methodist Church|
|Christ Presbyterian Church||Mount Olive Lutheran Church|
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Madison 3rd Ward||St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church|
|Covenant Presbyterian||St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church|
|First Baptist Church of Madison||Shraarei Shamayim|
|First Unitarian Society||Temple Beth El|
|Lake Edge Lutheran Church|