Supporting the Carpenter's Shelter: River Oaks Church's Mission

Jun 23, 2018
Ordinary Time

About Carpenter's Shelter

Carpenter's Shelter is a vital institution in our community, dedicated to providing shelter and support to individuals experiencing homelessness. With a compassionate and holistic approach, they strive to empower individuals, offering not only a safe haven but also an array of services designed to help them regain independence and stability.

Our Shared Mission

At River Oaks Church, our mission aligns seamlessly with Carpenter's Shelter. We believe in lending a helping hand to those in need, demonstrating love and compassion to all members of our community. By supporting Carpenter's Shelter, we actively contribute to the fight against homelessness and work towards creating a more inclusive society.

Programs and Initiatives

Together with Carpenter's Shelter, we have developed several programs and initiatives aimed at addressing the diverse needs of individuals experiencing homelessness. These programs include:

1. Transitional Housing

Our transitional housing program offers a safe and supportive environment for individuals and families seeking to rebuild their lives. We provide not only shelter but also comprehensive support services such as counseling, job training, and assistance with finding affordable housing.

2. Meal Assistance

We understand the importance of basic needs, including access to nutritious meals. River Oaks Church actively participates in providing meal assistance programs at Carpenter's Shelter, ensuring that residents receive nourishing meals throughout their stay.

3. Financial Literacy Workshops

Financial stability plays a significant role in overcoming homelessness. Through our partnership with Carpenter's Shelter, we offer financial literacy workshops, empowering individuals with essential money management skills and knowledge to regain control of their finances.

4. Employment Support

Re-entering the workforce can be challenging for those experiencing homelessness. River Oaks Church collaborates with Carpenter's Shelter to provide job placement assistance, resume building workshops, and access to a network of employers committed to offering opportunities to those in need.

5. Mental Health Services

Caring for one's mental well-being is essential on the path to stability. We recognize this, which is why River Oaks Church actively supports Carpenter's Shelter in providing access to professional mental health services, including counseling and therapy sessions.

How You Can Get Involved

If you share our passion for making a positive impact on the lives of those experiencing homelessness, we invite you to join us. There are several ways you can contribute:

1. Volunteer Opportunities

Become a volunteer at Carpenter's Shelter and directly impact the lives of individuals in need. Your time and expertise can make a significant difference by mentoring, teaching classes, or helping with administrative tasks.

2. Donation Drives

Support our donation drives to collect essential items such as clothing, toiletries, and non-perishable food items for the residents of Carpenter's Shelter. Your contributions help meet immediate needs and provide comfort to those going through challenging times.

3. Fundraising Events

Participate in our fundraising events, where we bring the community together to raise awareness and financial support for Carpenter's Shelter. By attending or organizing events, you help us make a lasting impact on the lives of those we serve.

4. Spread the Word

Help us raise awareness about the remarkable work being done at Carpenter's Shelter by sharing their stories, achievements, and initiatives through social media, word of mouth, or any other platform available to you. Your voice has the power to inspire others and bring about positive change.

Join Us Today!

Together with Carpenter's Shelter, River Oaks Church is dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Join us in our mission and be part of a community that advocates for compassion, support, and empowerment.

For more information on how you can get involved with Carpenter's Shelter and River Oaks Church, please visit our website or contact us directly. Together, we can make a difference!

Mateus Mbeninca
I'm grateful for the unwavering dedication of Carpenter's Shelter.
Nov 2, 2023
Bob Pacheco
Great to see River Oaks Church supporting Carpenter's Shelter and their mission to empower individuals experiencing homelessness.
Oct 15, 2023
Jeremy Pippin
The work of Carpenter's Shelter serves as an example of compassion in action.
Aug 4, 2023
Jesse-Lee Stringer
I'm grateful for the positive impact Carpenter's Shelter has on our community.
May 19, 2023
Phil Branston
This article reinforces the importance of combating homelessness with empathy.
Apr 6, 2023
Sean Mabarak
Contributing to the mission of shelters like Carpenter's is a worthy cause.
Apr 4, 2023
Sam Kang
The dedication to empowering individuals is truly heartening.
Apr 4, 2023
Grant Engle
Carpenter's Shelter's compassionate approach is a model for others to follow.
Mar 1, 2023
Alfred Eastin
Carpenter's Shelter's work is an example of tangible compassion in action.
Dec 8, 2022
Dorian Wagner
This article highlights the impact of community support.
Nov 3, 2022
Christopher Boomhower-Studer
Carpenter's Shelter's dedication to providing support is truly commendable.
Oct 23, 2022
Rachel Strotmeyer
The church's partnership with Carpenter's Shelter is an example of meaningful collaboration.
May 23, 2022
Marco Mejia
Carpenter's Shelter's work embodies the spirit of empathy and support.
May 21, 2022
Bonnie Gardner
The dedication to offering more than just shelter is truly inspiring.
Apr 14, 2022
Jeffrey Stitzel
The holistic support offered by Carpenter's Shelter is truly impactful.
Mar 9, 2022
Christina Calloway
The support offered by Carpenter's Shelter makes a real difference.
Feb 12, 2022
Jacqueline Peregrin
The holistic approach emphasizes the dignity of every individual.
Jan 8, 2022
Rohan Kumar
Thank you for shining a light on the vital work of Carpenter's Shelter.
Dec 16, 2021
Shawn Smith
The impact of churches in supporting shelters is substantial.
Nov 22, 2021
Gary O'Canna
Carpenter's Shelter's work serves as a beacon of hope for many.
Nov 21, 2021
Sintiche Suwandi
I'm encouraged by stories of shelters making a difference in people's lives.
Oct 8, 2021
Julie Caron-Ulgen
The communal effort to support Carpenter's Shelter is truly commendable.
Sep 15, 2021
Duane Jackson
Creating a safe haven for the homeless is an essential act of compassion.
Aug 6, 2021
Richard Hoffman
It's uplifting to see the community rallying around such a worthy cause.
May 12, 2021
This article serves as a reminder of the importance of community involvement.
Feb 28, 2021
Harpreet Mutti
Fostering a safe haven is essential for the homeless community.
Feb 26, 2021
Michelle McWhorter
The shelter's holistic approach is truly inspiring.
Dec 7, 2020
Bella Walker
Carpenter's Shelter's compassionate mission is a ray of hope for the homeless.
Nov 18, 2020
Wei Duan
I stand behind the effort to provide support and empowerment for the homeless.
Nov 9, 2020
Ryan Dawkins
It's encouraging to see communities coming together to address homelessness.
Sep 27, 2020
Kevin Hayes
I appreciate the positive contribution of River Oaks Church to this cause.
Aug 13, 2020
Chand Bandaru
The compassionate approach of Carpenter's Shelter fosters a sense of hope.
Jul 28, 2020
Bianca Goold
The partnership between River Oaks Church and Carpenter's Shelter is truly uplifting.
Apr 13, 2020
Martha Maier
It's heartwarming to see churches actively involved in helping the homeless.
Apr 11, 2020
Arnold Fink
Supporting shelters like Carpenter's is crucial for a caring society.
Apr 8, 2020
The impact of holistic support on individuals in need cannot be overstated.
Nov 22, 2019
Marla Somerville
I commend River Oaks Church for their commitment to this cause.
Oct 30, 2019
Christina Soupir
The compassion shown by Carpenter's Shelter is admirable.
Oct 14, 2019
Michael Bernatchez
This article serves as a powerful call to action for addressing homelessness.
Oct 2, 2019
Matthew Dawley
Thank you for shedding light on this important cause.
Sep 29, 2019
Paige Totaro
River Oaks Church's collaboration with Carpenter's Shelter is an example of positive outreach.
Sep 23, 2019
Marcelo Davanco
The impact of Carpenter's Shelter's mission cannot be overstated.
Sep 21, 2019
Margo Garcia
This article inspires others to get involved in similar missions.
Sep 7, 2019
James Burris
I support the effort to empower individuals experiencing homelessness.
Aug 31, 2019
Cameron Lee
The community benefits greatly from the work of Carpenter's Shelter.
Aug 24, 2019
Molly Troha
Strong community support is key to enhancing the impact of shelters.
Aug 23, 2019
Jim Shelgren
I appreciate the dedication to empowering individuals in need.
Aug 15, 2019
Shannon Strischek
It's heartening to see organizations addressing homeless needs with compassion.
Jun 30, 2019
Naveena Tripurana
River Oaks Church's commitment to this mission is commendable.
Mar 28, 2019
Juel Rogers
Empowering individuals can make a lasting difference in their lives.
Jan 30, 2019
Priscilla Loh
Improving the lives of those experiencing homelessness is a cause worth supporting.
Dec 26, 2018
Kevin Donaldson
This article prompts reflection on the importance of community solidarity.
Oct 7, 2018
Scott Palmer
Creating a safe space for the homeless is a fundamental act of kindness.
Sep 26, 2018
Jason Harmon
Empowering individuals is a meaningful step towards creating lasting change.
Aug 27, 2018
Derek Sicher
The mission of Carpenter's Shelter is truly noble.
Aug 4, 2018