St. Peter’s parishioners assist those who are burdened by systemic issues around housing and healthcare. The Outreach Commission partners with several local organizations. For further details, please contact the liaison on the Commission, by contacting the Parish office or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 with limited income who are able to live with limited support. They also have facilities for individuals who were 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 their Board, provide prayer shawls, and volunteer to help with special needs. In 2022 they built a new complex to provide affordable housing in West Chester. Learn more about this model project in this brief video.
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 parishioner who continues to volunteer there. Our parishioners collect and provide bags of basic medical supplies and food. Nurse volunteers are particularly needed.
The Community Youth and Women’s Alliance (CYWA)
CWYA programs include a food pantry, a residential treatment facility for women with children and a homeless shelter for women. We have supported the CYWA residents and the community through a range of activities, including providing holiday gifts, building repairs and new coats. Weekly donations are given to their food pantry and parishioners prepare and serve lunches.
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 those involved to develop deeper personal relationships. In 2020 we began working 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. Volunteers are also needed in the Habitat ReStore. If interested, please contact Randy at email@example.com.
Additional special funding is also given to organizations. One example was a gift to support health through dental care was given to TE Cares in 2021. In 2022, funds were given to the Red Cross to help flood victims in KY to rebuild.