Hope for the Journey Home

Hope for the Journey Home is a ministry for families who are experiencing homelessness for the first time. HJH is  a ministry of Guardian Angels Catholic Church along with St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi and more than 30 churches in Washington and suburban Ramsey counties.

The Guardian Angels Week of Service at HJH is July 28-August 3. Sign up here.


Game. Set. MATCH! Our Opportunity of Hope Grant Challenge is a huge success! When we present a challenge, you respond! Working together, we did it! Folks from many of our supporting congregations joined in on the effort and we met our goal and then some. The generosity of many in Washington County congregations will help us to get closer to filling our budget gap before the end of the fiscal year. Staff and key volunteers thank you. Most importantly, though, our guests feel your love and support. Thanks for helping to build a place to call home.

Weekly Volunteers Needed

Donate your time: Sign up to volunteer! Volunteers are always welcome and the summer months are high need for volunteers. Plan ahead to pick your preferred shift now!
Deliver a meal: We need volunteers on the weekends to pick up and deliver a breakfast catering box from IHOP restaurant just a few blocks away from the shelter and return it (empty) to the restaurant. Sign up for pick-up, delivery, or both! No special training or big vehicles needed. The box fits in the back seat of even my tiny car! While you're there, stop for brunch and support a business that supports HJH!
A Note From Trish - Operations Coordinator

Check out this new opportunity! We are currently seeking a VISTA Volunteer for Hope for the Journey Home. 

Are you seeking a gap year between college and employment in your area of study? Have you been working a few years, but thinking of changing careers or going back to grad school? A VISTA Volunteer receives a monthly stipend, health insurance, and an educational award at the end of a year of service  to use towards past student loans or future higher education. Senior age VISTA volunteers can often “gift” the educational award to children and or grandchildren. Are you passionate about volunteerism and homelessness? 

Volunteer Engagement Specialist VISTA with Hope for the Journey Home: Expand our volunteer capacity, improve data collection and enhance our current training materials to better serve the volunteers who support families transitioning from homelessness to housing. Find out more by visiting one of the links listed here: Apply Now! OR https://tinyurl.com/y64x7ba  Volunteering Opportunities and Needs


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