Catholic charities men's shelter
The Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter on South Clinton Street can host 100 men struggling with homelessness every night. Case management services are available to help individuals find and keep stable housing. One way we support the men's shelter is by preparing sandwiches for the shelter. Join us downstairs at 8:30am after daily Mass on the first and third Tuesday of each month. After sandwich prep, we pray together. At 9:00 am a volunteer delivers the sandwiches to the shelter at 1074 South Clinton Street. Volunteers can also sign up to serve the sandwiches at 5pm later that day.
dorothy Day Shelter
The Dorothy Day Shelter is a neighborhood shelter for at risk women and children. Support services include advocacy, crisis counseling, casework, support groups, referral and assistance with relocation. Holy Cross parishioners bring a hot meal to the shelter on the the third Saturday of each month. Parishioners are invited to choose one month during the year in which to prepare a meal and bring it to the shelter .
DOROTHY DAY PACKS: Volunteers gather to assemble items into bags tailored for the needs of specific families. Adorable outfits, baby bottles, diapers, wipes, books, and sanitary supplies are sorted and lovingly packaged. We meet on the third Friday of the month and are always looking for donations. If you would like to donate items or help with packing, contact Mary Beth Smith.
The Samaritan Center is an interfaith effort of community members committed to serving the hungry and those in need in order to promote their welfare dignity and self sufficiency. Join our team of parishioners that prepare and serve a meal on Sunday afternoons at the Samaritan Center. Holy Cross teams provide & serve the meal about once a month. Prep shifts start at 11:30am and meals begin at 12:30pm. Clean up is usually concluded by 3pm. If you’d like to learn more, contact Rick Coughlin.
On the first weekend of each month, we collect non-perishable food donations at all weekend Masses. Volunteers sort & pack food for distribution to several parish families and food pantries: Downtown Emergency Center, St. Lucy’s, All Faiths at St. John the Baptist, and the Jamesville Ecumenical Food Pantry. To learn more, contact Maureen McManus.
Refugee Assistance Committee
Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement: Clothing Closet
Volunteer at the Northside CYO, 527 N. Salina Street. We sort clothing & help newly arrived refugees with their clothing needs.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a ministry that cares for people through small works of service. This group will provide meals to people with a short-term need, provide a ride to church or the grocery store, and perform light yard or house work. Our goal is to be a light in the community and share the love of Christ while connecting with our parish family in simple ways. Sign up to be part of our email list that gets notified whenever we receive a new request for help.