In conjunction with Love and Justice in the Streets, and inspired by Kehilla activist Talya Husbands-Hankin, the Homeless Action Committee answers the call that recurs in the Torah and the Prophets to perform deeds of chesed (loving kindness) in our community. We welcome other congregants to join us as we assist the unsheltered community and advocate for humane policies.
We witness at encampment sweeps, engage in local policy advocacy, educate our fellow congregants, and gather donations to meet the need on the streets. We forge relationships with the unhoused community and with relevant agencies.
Homelessness is a class and racial justice issue. This work is ever more pressing as poverty and economic inequality have increased during the pandemic.
You can help!
- Donate rain gear, warm clothing, and bedding to the Kehilla Homeless Depot.
- Help sort donations and join us in distributing them on the street.
- Learn about local policy and help document encampment sweeps.
- Support Love and Justice in the Streets with a cash donation.
- Read our blog.
We meet on Zoom twice per month, at 3:30 PM on the first and third Wednesdays. Please contact the Homeless Action Committee for the Zoom link, or to join our e-mail list.