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.

Note From Trish - Operations Coordinator

The first two months of the year kept us busy at HJH. November-February we consistently housed 5-7 families and we were nightly feeding between 20-25 individuals. The snow/weather and days off from school kept the shelter open additional days in January and February. Thank you to all the extra hours you shared with us and the last minute help you provided for us when various volunteers could not make it in. In the coming weeks, we expect to stay busy, and as volunteers, we want to invite you to support our work in FOUR special ways. 

1. Organize a supply drive! We keep our budget low because people like you keep our supply room stocked! Check out our list of needs and spread the word.

  • Air Fresheners (stand up, NOT SPRAY)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dishwasher soap pods/Dish washing liquid soap
  • Gallon size zip lock bags 
  • Feminine care products
  • Paper towels
  • Clorox wipes

2. Sign up to volunteer! While most of the year is hosted by a particular church, some of the upcoming weeks in March were left as open weeks. Check your calendars and click the links below to sign up for a shift. (control click at the same time)

       March 17 week  ttsu.me/hjhmar17 

       March 24 week   ttsu.me/hjhmar24

       March 31 Week  ttsu.me/hjhmar31  Join us for April Fool’s Day fun!

       IHop Drivers May-August www.timetosignup.com/hjhshelter/sheet/1272965 

3. Raise awareness! Homeless Day on the Hill is March 12. Send a note to your legislators or attend in person. 

For more information click here http://homesforallmn.org/blog/98-homeless-day-on-the-hill 

Strengthening Kinship through Advocacy:
Catholic Charities 2019 Policy Briefing

Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6:30 – 8 pm. 
Legislative advocacy and community engagement have always been part of Catholic Charities mission. We believe that as a community of faith, you too, have a calling and desire to commit to the work of advocating for change in our community. Lend your voice and experience to social justice and legislative advocacy for those most in need in our community. Why do we advocate? For what issues and for/with whom? What stories do we raise? How do we get involved? REGISTER TODAY! Visit cctwincities.org/briefings, email   or call 612-204-8333.

4. Make a donation! Money can’t buy happiness, but it does pay the electric bills. We suggest making a donation in celebration of a birthday or anniversary and posting it to Facebook! Whether your daughter is turning 12 or your parents are celebrating 30 years of marriage, a donation in that amount to HJH is a loving way to celebrate and support families. Click on the donation tab above and off to the right. 


A short video on who we are and what we do at the shelter is available HERE.

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