St. Peter’s Outreach Commission assists those who are burdened by systemic issues around housing and healthcare. The Commission partners with several local organizations. For further details, 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. (CHC) provides low-income housing to the elderly and those with special needs in Chester and Delaware counties. CHC. 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. Our parishioners provide Christmas gifts, books for the lending library, 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. The Clinic was co-founded by a former parishoner who continues to volunteer there. This facility also offers a summer camp for youth who are interested in medical or healthcare careers. Our parishioners collect and provide bags of basic medical supplies and food. Nurse volunteers are particularly needed.
The Can Do Crew For over two decades, volunteers from St. Peter’s have gathered monthly to extend the love of Jesus Christ to low-income families by making their homes safer and more comfortable. Construction and repairs help all who are involved to develop deeper personal relationships and to learn or improve handy-work skills. In 2020 we formed a partnership with the Chester County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, helping with construction of new homes in Coatesville. On-the-job training will be provided for those who wish to learn new skills, from dry-walling to painting and carpentry. Although volunteers must be 16 or older, other opportunities are available for younger teens. If interested, please contact Randy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional special funding is also given to organizations. A gift to support health through dental care was given to TE Cares in 2021.