In early 2007, the National Alliance to End Homelessness reported that every year 600,000 families with 1.35 million children experience homelessness in the United States, making up about 50 percent of the homeless population over the course of the year. Homeless families, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and children are scattered across the country. Families experiencing homelessness live in urban, suburban, and rural areas, sleeping in shelters, cars, motels, and abandoned buildings.
Although most Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations work within their communities to provide support and resources locally, No More Turning Away (NMTA) is a collaborative effort of many UU congregations to simultaneously understand and work to end homelessness together.
This website is a resource depot for program content and information sharing to assist NMTA congregations and allow them to all work in harmony.
It is known that a lot of Unitarian Universalist churches are already engaged in some capacity to working with or for the homeless. If your church already is or if your church will join us in this project, please register to this website so that we can let it be known how many churches are working for this cause.
Once registered, please Check-In and let us know what events your church is doing.
"The point of all this is not to overwhelm us but to provide us with the tools to understand and to create change that will be helpful to all involved.
The program initiated by Religious Educators in our District does not ask us to take on any more than we already do, but to study, to learn, to comprehend more about the issue." - Rev. Emmy Lou Belcher
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