St. Peter’s Outreach Commission assists those who are burdened by systemic issues around housing and healthcare. In doing so, the Commission partners with several local organizations. For further information, please contact the liaison on the Outreach Commission. These individuals can be found in the printed Ministries guide or by contacting the Parish Office.
Church Housing, Corp. provides low-income housing to the elderly and those with special needs in Chester and Delaware counties. Church Housing Corp. provides residences for seniors over the age of sixty-two who meet the income limits and are able to live with limited support. They also have facilities for individuals who are homeless and who have mental illness, as well as for individuals with HIV/AIDS. At St. Peter’s, parishioners provide books for the lending library, shop for Christmas gifts, serve on the Board, provide prayer shawls, and volunteer to help with special needs.
The Clinic is a comprehensive medical clinic providing low-cost/free medical care in Phoenixville for the un- or under-insured. This facility also offers a summer camp for youth who are interested in medical or healthcare careers. At St. Peter’s, parishioners collect and provide bags of basic medical supplies and food. Nurse volunteers are particularly needed.
Good Works, Inc. is dedicated to restoring hope by repairing homes in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Volunteers (teens and adults) from St. Peter’s and the wider community gather every second Saturday to extend the love of Jesus Christ to low-income homeowners within the Phoenixville-Spring City corridor, by making their homes warmer, safer, and drier. Repairs help all who are involved to develop deeper relationships and to learn or improve handy work skills.