“Sacred Streets Training” is a congregational tool to address homelessness in a way that uses the compassion and proximity of faith institutions to those in need while considering the need of the institutions as well. The training is hosted by the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) at Fresno Pacific University and the Mayor’s Faith-Based Partnership Cabinet.
The two-hour training begins at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Notre Dame Hall, 333 Eighth St., Clovis. Admission is free, register at sacred-streets-training.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 559-453-2374.
Places of worship are encouraged to send participants to learn:
- Ways to approach the homeless effectively in a manner that really helps
- Ways to protect and be good stewards of your property
- Ways to assess your church’s best approach
- A chance to ask experts your hardest questions
The CCT, part of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, convenes “Sacred Streets” as part of the Mayor’s Faith-Based Partnership Cabinet, a collaboration between Fresno Mayor Lee Brand and 26 leaders from every major faith tradition in Fresno. Agencies that developed the training include Fresno Madera Continuum of Care, Poverello House, Fresno Rescue Mission, Every Neighborhood Partnership, CCT, WestCare, Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno County Behavioral Health Services.