- Apr 18, 2021
This year, when many fundraisers became virtual events due to COVID-19 restrictions, Covenant House Sleep Out went hybrid.
After being a victim of a campaign of insults and threats due to his work among the homeless in the city of São Paulo, Father Júlio Lancelotti received a phone call from Pope Francis on Oct. 10.
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.