Social Justice committee Holy Trinity parish Faith communities of olqm, sacred heart and holy family
“SOCIAL JUSTICE NEWS” Many families have been adversely affected during this Covid 19 pandemic. If you know of people in your family or our community who need help there are many resources available. - There is a Statewide emergency number 211, operated by Unit- ed Way, that can answer a multitude of questions and tell you about resources in RI. - If someone has lost health insurance because they have lost their job, check the website healthsourceri.com for health insurance information. - For past due rental assistance, check the website HousingHelpRI.com Locally Community Care Alliance (CCA) runs a Family Support Center at 245 Main Street, Woonsocket. You can get information and referrals, help with food, clothing, and depend- ing on circumstances, heating and rental assistance. - Our Holy Trinity Outreach program and Food Pantry work closely with CCA. - The Family Center is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 - 11:30 and 1:00 - 4:00, Tuesday's 9:00-11:30 (closed every third Tuesday. You don't need an appointment. Call 235-7000 for more information. - For food assistance call the Parish Office for the Holy Trinity Food Pantry.
In March and April the Food Pantry served 141 households, 25 of these were direct calls to the Parish office.
- NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME on our committee! Come and find out what we can do together to reflect on the Church's teachings on justice! - Our goal: To build awareness about current justice issues (poverty, homelessness, immigration, etc.) and how we respond as Catholics living out our faith. Social justice is a constitutive dimension of Catholic Christianity.
Neighborhood Friendly Visitor Program: At the Advent Social Justice Forum on Senior Issues, our speaker outlined several programs for Seniors and their caregivers that the Diocese offers. One such program is the Neighborhood Friendly Visitor Program, a community based program that provides weekly visitors to elders and disabled adults. To become a friendly visitor or find out how you might access this program for a neighbor or relative, call Linda A’VantDeishinni at 2746783. The Diocese also offers a training/support program for caregivers.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Are you or someone you know experiencing Domes- tic Violence (verbal, emotional, psychological or physical abuse)? One in three to four women have experienced some form of physical violence. Children exposed to domes- tic violence are negatively impacted in countless ways. Although to a lesser degree, men also are victims of domestic, emotional and psychological abuse. Let us help! The Office of Life and Family is offering women free counseling (as appropriate), emotional support, and advice from a Catholic perspective, re- sources, and referrals to outside agencies/Catholic Counselors as appropriate. Maybe you just want to talk! For more information, please call 4012782518 or 401-278-2517.
Useful resources related to our forum in March, 2019 related to Care for our Environment Catholic Climate Covenant: Online site that includes the U.S. Catholic Climate Declaration and has many of resources related to climate change. https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/