Episcopal City Mission Blog

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Obama Administration Releases National Plan to End Homelessness

It is so exciting to see our President and his Administration taking on a leadership role in ending homelessness in this country.

Yesterday, the lead Cabinet secretaries from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) - from the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Veterans Affairs (VA) - joined Executive Director of the USICH Barbara Poppe to unveil and submit to the President and Congress the nation's first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness. Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes accepted the plan on behalf of President Barack Obama.

"As the most far-reaching and ambitious plan to end homelessness in our history, this plan will both strengthen existing programs and forge new partnerships," said USICH Chair and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "Working together with Congress, state and local officials, faith-based and community organizations, and business and philanthropic leaders across our country, we will harness public and private resources to build on the innovations that have been demonstrated at the local level nationwide. No one should be without a safe, stable place to call home and today we unveil a plan that will put our nation on the path toward ending all types of homelessness."

The Full Report titled, "Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness" is available at: www.usich.gov

Thursday, June 17, 2010

ECM's Annual Meeting a Success!

'Keep it up,' Khazei tells Episcopal City Mission
ECM Annual Meeting
PHOTO: Tracy J. Sukraw
Keynoter Alan Khazei (center) congratulated members of the diocesan young adult intern programs and their directors for their commitment to community service.
By Tracy Sukraw,
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

Episcopal City Mission (ECM) supporters heard a call to "big citizenship" from Alan Khazei and celebrated the past year's social justice work, including CORI reform and British Petroleum disinvestment, during the organization's annual meeting on June 8.

The dinner event at Boston University showcases programs and organizations funded through ECM's grants programs. It also brings together parish delegates and supporters from across the diocese to learn about its work. This year about 230 people attended.

ECM's annual social justice awards went to Frank Butler of Trinity Church in Topsfield; the Rev. Deborah Little Wyman, founder of Ecclesia Ministries and Common Cathedral in Boston; Anne Shumway of St. James's Church in Cambridge; and Diane Casey Lee of the Cape Cod Council of Churches.

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Save the Date: Annual Meeting June 7, 2011

Keynote speaker The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop the Episcopal Church

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