San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In December of 1997, the opening of Earl's Place was celebrated. Join us 15 years later to commemorate the vision of the intial task force and the many lives that have been changed.
Join us for a delicious dinner, a chance to hear a recap of the past 15 years and a preview of what is to come, and for a fabulous silent auction with must have items!
When & Where
Sheila Helgerson - United Ministries
Many years ago Earl Johnson, a humble, homeless man, started a movement. He didn’t set out to do so; he came to a local soup kitchen to get a meal. But for the persons who were serving him and others, he put a face on “homeless” and raised awareness of the need for food and shelter.
Those volunteers started United Ministries in 1993. United Ministries is a housing and social justice organization dedicated to assisting homeless men who want to change their lives and to changing community attitudes toward the homeless.
The name United Ministries was chosen to exemplify a broad-based community organization consisting of both secular and ecumenical groups. Having identified the need to “do more than just feed people”, Earl’s Place, a transitional housing program was opened in December of 1997. Earl did not live to see the results of his inspiration, but thanks to the dedication of those initial volunteers and others Earl’s Place continues to assist men like Earl. This fall a second project, Prospect Place, will begin providing permanent supportive housing to 12 chronically homeless men.