Photo credit: Jessica Ojala
Five years ago, the faith community in Lamoille County banded together to found what would become Lamoille Community House.
On a bitterly cold night in December 2017, Father Rick Swanson of St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church, and Rabbi David Fainsilber of the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, with the United Church of Johnson and the Second Congregational Church of Hyde Park, opened their doors to give people in need a warm meal and a place to sleep.
Lamoille Community House has operated since as a seasonal warming shelter (open November through April), offering sanctuary, pathways to possibility, community connection, dignity, and hope to our neighbors without homes.
But, the need for safe, comfortable housing, healthy food, a place to shower, and care coordination does not end in April.
Many of our guests live in tents and lose precious ground on their journey toward stable housing. Safe shelter, nourishing meals, and connection to services are needed in Lamoille Community 365 days a year, which is why Lamoille Community House is looking to establish a permanent home in our community.
Father Rick and Rabbi David have committed to helping LCH transition to a shelter that operates 365 days a year. They are asking you to put your faith into action and donate to help LCH reach this important goal.
Regardless of your faith, we all have a moral imperative that this essential service to our community must carry on. All of us are responsible for the basic health and wellbeing of our neighbors.
Join Father Rick and Rabbi David and donate today to the Lamoille Community House Faith in Action campaign. Together we can end homelessness in Lamoille County!