In addition to putting our faith into action through various outreach programs, we are also members of the following community organizations:
Iona Senior Services : IONA Senior Services is a nonprofit community organization in northwest Washington , DC , dedicated to enabling older people to live with dignity and independence. Through its professional staff, corps of volunteers, and close collaboration with other organizations, IONA provides services and access to programs designed to meet the needs of seniors and their families. IONA educates and advocates to achieve a deeper understanding of and a strong community commitment to seniors.
The Downtown Cluster of Congregations : The Downtown Cluster is a non-profit, ecumenical association founded in 1972 for the purpose of cooperatively meeting pressing human service needs in the District of Columbia . The Downtown Cluster of Congregation's efforts have increased ecumenical cooperation in the city and built bridges between community groups. It will continue to provide a religious witness in the nation's capital on issues of human needs as well as city-wide revitalization. The Downtown Cluster has grown over time from a handful of congregations to a coalition of 39 congregations stretching across the city.
Community Council for the Homeless : The Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place (CCH/FP) began as a grassroots effort in 1991, after the city proposed opening a large emergency shelter at the Guy Mason Center in upper Georgetown . A volunteer group of friends and strangers - neighbors all - came together to provide outreach and services for homeless men and women living in upper NW Washington.
Food and Friends : Food & Friends prepares, packages and delivers meals and groceries to nearly 1,000 people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses such as breast, lung and colon cancer throughout Washington , DC and 14 counties of Maryland and Virginia . For more than 14 years, Food & Friends has provided food and companionship to our clients, their loved ones and caregivers.