The Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN) in March 2021 has been renamed Family Promise of Greater Rochester (FPGROC). It is a not-for-profit, interfaith, culturally-competent organization of faith communities that helps homeless families achieve sustainable independence by supporting them with tailored services including shelter, food and personalized case management thru diverse network of caring volunteers.
During the pandemic shut-downs guests are being housed in motels instead of at host churches. We pray for an end to this difficult situation
- Next training session is:
For Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Dates for 2021, (to learn about FGPROC, the families we serve, and the role of the volunteer) Please RSVP by emailing Beth at email@example.com
- Monday, May 10, 7 – 8:30 PM
- Saturday, July 10, 10 – 11:30 AM
- Tuesday, September 7, Noon – 1:30 PM
- Wednesday, November 3, 7 – 8:30 PM
If you have any questions, contact Carol DeCann (571-4668).
2021 Second Level/Refresher Training Dates*
Have you volunteered for RAIHN/FPGROC and attended our Volunteer Orientation? Would you like to learn more about issues our families are facing that shape their experiences, such as systemic racism, trauma, and poverty? Then please attend this interactive discussion with other volunteers as we increase our understanding about our guests’ lives and share our own FPGROC stories and experiences.
We STRONGLY recommend this training for ALL current volunteers as we prepare to host guests in congregations following the pandemic in 2021.
- Tuesday, April 13, 7 – 8:30 pm
- Saturday, October 16, 10 – 11:30 am
* This training is also available for individual congregations or Host/Support partner congregations. Coordinators should email Beth firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf: The following are needed: drivers, verifiers (call client with questions), and dispatchers (contact drivers). If you have any questions, please call Ann Walker at 865-0870.
Community Dinner: People are needed to serve as greeters, to set up, to serve, and to clean up. Signup sheets are on the bulletin board in the gathering space. Join us as we feed our neighbors each month. This program is unfortunately suspended during the pandemic.
Youth: Check out the Youth Group Bulletin Board located next to the office for updates on youth events. Adult volunteers are always welcome to help lead Bible studies, chaperone events, or transport youth to various gatherings. Contact Brian Winter at email@example.com or Rhonda Simonelli at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Journey Home is looking for people with a desire to care with a loving heart and warm hands. They offer training/orientation to help facilitate this care. Check out their website at www.journeyhomegreece.org or contact them at 225-1240. Journey Home is a not-for-profit, charitable, ecumenical hospice home.
English Village School Partnership: Read with a child during their lunch hour and/or provide a six-week, once a week after school club (3:30-4:15PM). Clubs can be anything a 2nd grader might enjoy.
Mission Share Outreach Center includes pregnancy and postpartum classes, parenting classes, food bank, clothing cupboard and Teen Challenge programs. The center is open for clients every Tues., Wed. and Thurs. from 9 to 3 and by appointment. There are opportunities to serve doing hours open as well as other times set up with Mission Share director. Activities include assisting clients in food bank and clothing cupboard, stocking clothes cupboard and food bank, cleaning facilities, computer input, etc. Contact the Director at 585-368-0744 or email@example.com for more information. Bobbi Mohrmann, BMohrmann4@gmail.com , is our liaison to Mission Share.
Communications & Social Media Team: We are looking for PowerPoint pros, active Instagram/SnapChat/Twitter users, article writers (for occasional use on blog, Facebook, etc. – if you can write but aren’t a blogger or don’t post to Facebook, we can work with that, it’s the writing we want.). Also, if you want to learn or improve your technical skills in the above or audio, video, or social media, we are collecting info for future classes. Please e-mail the office — firstname.lastname@example.org – if you are interested. We welcome anyone age 14 and up.