The hopsitality room is open for breakfast Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. It provides a place for homeless people and other nearby residents to come for breakfast and to connect with others. It is a place where people are known by name and are treated as guests.
Our guests will also find volunteers who will stop by to chat, or to just listen to their stories. As we get to know guest and they get to know us, lines of communication are opened that can lead to additional help with health matters (Saint Mary’s contributes student nurses), finding employment, and discovering other means of assistance. In all these efforts, we strive to be a place of physical, emotional and spiritual sustenance.
Since replacing another agency’s service with a four-mornings a week breakfast in early 2009, the numbers of those participating in this ministry has virtually tripled.