Adult Education

Working With People Experiencing Homelessness

The two pillars of homelessness are poverty and mental illness. In this class, John Sheehan, director of the Fifth Avenue Ecumenical Outreach Partnership (a joint program of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue and St. Patrick’s Cathedral) explains the model of trauma-informed care that informs this life-saving ministry. Come hear how John and his colleagues combine social science with pastoral care in reaching out to our neighbors on the streets.