ARK Soup Kitchen-- every Saturday we serve 60-80 people (Holidays we serve more) since 1996.
Health Ministry - Parish nurses and more. We provide health ministry, basic screening, teaching and pastoral support to both parish members and to Soup Kitchen guests.
Disaster Response: We coordinate with local government and agencies and provide emergency cold-weather shelter, shelter in place or overnight shelter with food and pastoral support in our parish hall and using our new kitchen.
Our parish also supports other agencies in Easton and the Lehigh Valley
Meals on Wheels
Safe Harbor (a homeless shelter) lunch
Third Street Alliance (a shelter and program agency for women)
ProJeCt of Easton (an interfaith direct service agency)
Salvation Army (tutoring, emergency services, work with the incarcerated)
Northampton County Jail (pastoral visiting coordinated by Lehigh County Council of Churches)
Dreams that grants could help make happen:
Support group for formerly incarcerated men over 55 years old, a population high at risk for health issues, joblessness and homelessness.
A street minister (a deacon, a social worker, or ??) to work with the street, SRO hotel population, and working poor who eat in our soup kitchen on navigating what's left of the social safety net, getting mental health and spiritual support.
Health clinic through ARK or through ProJeCt to fill direct care and access gaps for the poor.