The Church of the Resurrection in Eugene, OR, has been home to three Conestoga Huts – community supported shelters providing temporary housing for those otherwise homeless – for the past few years. They serve as a kind of halfway house for those transitioning from homelessness to a new and more stable situation. Now, they are expanding their efforts, as reported by KVAL news.
The church is ramping up the program to morph into a project called Hospitality Village.
They are going to bring in slightly larger huts – 12 foot by 8 foot – that are heated and powered.
They are using donations of money and materials to construct the new huts, which cost about $12,000 each.
“It is being funded by the grace of God,” [Rector, Brent] Was said. “A lot of money has come in. Most of it from outside the congregation.”
Members of the congregation serve as “case workers” for the people coming to stay at Resurrection, helping them to connect to work, stability, and more permanent housing.
Read more about the Eugene community effort and the part Resurrection is playing here.
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