As you may have heard, the “Peachtree-Pine” shelter will be closing soon. For almost 30 years, this shelter, operated by the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, has been an important part of the Cathedral’s homeless ministry. Under the leadership of parishioner Keith Franklin and others, faithful Cathedral members have been taking hot dinners to the homeless shelter operated by the Task Force, at the corner of Peachtree and Pine, on every first Sunday of the month. The Task Force also has played a critical role in our annual Homeless Requiem and Dinner, which has taken place on All Saints’ Day (November 1) for the last 28 years; and many of our homeless guests that evening are from the shelter at Peachtree and Pine.
We know that many in our community may be concerned about how our homeless neighbors will be cared for moving forward. Please know that the Continuum of Care and United Way have selected several leading service providers to work hand-in-hand during this transition. Crossroads Community Ministries, housed at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, is one of those providers, and they have asked for our support. In particular, during the transition period starting August 28, as providers help shelter residents locate other housing (August – October), they need several donated items, as well as day-time programming. You can leave donations at the Information Desk.
There will be a closing service for the shelter in the park at St. Luke’s on Monday, August 28 at 5 p.m. All are invited to worship with our neighbors who are homeless.
We will still be holding the Homeless Requiem and Dinner on November 1, in partnership with several other ministries and service providers.
For more information, contact Canon Cathy Zappa, 404-365-1043.
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