Every year in October, cities across the globe observe World Homeless Day. Its purpose is to draw attention to the needs of people experiencing homelessness and provide opportunities for communities to get involved in responding to this urgent humanitarian issue.
SEARCH Homeless Services and its Council of Congregations invite faith groups across the Houston area to participate in World Homeless Weekend – a time for you to do one thing with your congregation to raise awareness, provide service opportunities, pray, or advocate for some of the most marginalized and vulnerable members of our city.
With many faith communities joining in a simultaneous effort, you can make an enormous collective impact.
Today, SEARCH is playing a leading role in The Way Home, an ambitious community-wide effort to end homelessness in Houston. While Houston has made great progress and reduced overall homelessness by 54% since 2011, the need remains great. On any given day, approximately 3,900 individuals in our community are homeless. Over the course of a year, 58,000 men, women, and children in our community will experience homelessness.
This year World Homeless Weekend will be held on October 11-13, 2019.
Working in concert, people of faith can shine a light on homelessness.