This fall the Ecumenical Outreach Partnership introduces an exciting component to its ministry on behalf of our neighbors living on the streets.
Beginning in September, the church will provide a computer lab three afternoons a week, along with training in basic computer skills, job search, accessing health and social services benefits, and how to use email and social media.
The computer lab will be housed inside the visitors’ space (formerly the Shop) in the Chesnut Gallery on the first floor of the church house. We are deeply grateful to our friends at Finance for Charities, a nonprofit organization, for providing laptops and IT support that will get the lab up and running.
“Lack of access to technology adds to the marginalization of people,” says John Sheehan, director of the Ecumenical Outreach Partnership. “We hope to provide the means for them to reconnect with family, to reconnect with employment and housing, to reconnect with the city they are a part of.”
The lab will be open to clients of the Ecumenical Outreach Partnership on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 pm. John and his team are looking for volunteers with strong computer and Internet skills to work with clients in the computer lab. For details, contact Robbie Sherman ([email protected]).