SIENA / FRANCIS HOUSE
Service and Support for Local Shelter for Homeless
Yes! Contact Keith Allen if you would like to serve.
Siena/Francis House is dedicated to providing services to all individuals who are without a home, including those viewed as difficult to serve, chronically addicted and mentally ill individuals who are not currently receiving treatment or taking medication.
Providing approximately 900 meals per day (over 330,000 meals a year), Siena/Francis House has an annual food budget of only about $200! In order for this to be possible, the donations and dedication of many individuals is a constant need. Presbyterian Church of the Cross volunteers help meet this need through a variety of activities.
- On the second Sunday of every month from 4:30 to 7 p.m., a crew of 12 to 15 people from Presbyterian Church of the Cross assists with serving dinner. Our group of volunteers range in age from 15 to 75 years of age making this a great opportunity for intergenerational service. (Sorry, kids younger than 15 are not allowed to participate in this volunteer experience.) Presbyterian Church of the Cross generally sends over 125 different volunteers annually to serve at the Siena/Francis House.
- Periodically Presbyterian Church of the Cross members participate in efforts to collect items needed to keep the shelter running (e.g., cups, silverware and kitchen utensils, as well as clothing and bedding for those in the emergency shelter.)
- Volunteers also help distribute Gideon New Testament Bibles to those being served.
Many opportunities exist for meaningful and rewarding service at the Siena/Francis House. Contact the coordinator if you would like to serve.