Dec 7. Men’s Breakfast (Fundraiser) @ Stone Church
Hands for Outflow – Men’s Breakfast (No Room at the Inn)
When: December 7th, 2018 @ 7:30am
Where: Stone Church
Why: At our monthly meeting of the Saint John Centre Ministries Association, Nov 21st we were updated on the current needs of Outflow Men’s Shelter and the lack of available spaces for the current community demands. Outflow’s design is for 20 beds with partial sponsorship from the NB government. On their own they have expanded this to a maximum capacity of 30 beds. At this increased capacity they continually have to say NO daily to clients. The costs per bed per night is $23:00. There are precious little options for those they turn away and with the winter seasonal temperatures fast upon us, this becomes a heightened focus.
The Saint John Centre Ministries Association, of which Trinity and all other faiths are members of, have decided to hold a men’s breakfast to raise some immediate funds but more importantly to share the pressing needs facing Outflow and their staff as they look men eye to eye and say there is no room, you have to move on. There are two focuses on the table; 1) to secure immediate capacity for the current needs and 2) look longer term into the possibilities for housing / apartment capacity for longer term shelter for those capable of assisting in offsetting the costs for such accommodations.
Please plan to come out on this morning for breakfast and be among your brothers in faith as we look at the needs of our community and collectively find ways to be God’shands here in Saint John uptown.