- Jul 12, 2020
Six decades after its founding, Camillus House has grown from a small overnight shelter into a full-service center, spread across a series of new buildings and offering a comprehensive system of care for the poor and homeless.
The St. Francis shelter serves the homeless in Tuscon.
The key to sheltering in place is having a place to go. That has been the driving force behind Mercy Sister Grace Miller’s homeless ministry in Rochester, New York, long before the coronavirus pandemic.
The serious economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic is seen most clearly in the lives of the poor, the pope said in a message to people who write and distribute “street papers.”
In Britain, the government told all local authorities to get homeless people off the streets during the lockdown, and local hotels have been used to house those who had been living on the streets.
The already vulnerable homeless community is suddenly even more in need and growing in number as many young people find themselves suddenly unemployed and unable to pay rent, says Covenant House.