Human to Human invites you to serve and be served. Currently we run these programs:
Walking Together is a storefront in the South Main neighborhood of Worcester. Here, neighbors can find a warm, safe place to get off of the streets and meet other people. We offer coffee and snacks, occasional lunches, arts and crafts activities, and board games in a safe, comfortable space.
We offer recovery support services including regular recovery meetings and coordination with local inpatient recovery programs.
In partnership with AIDS Project Worcester we provide training in the use of Narcan, and distribution of the opioid reversal drug to the community.
We assist in neighborhood clean ups, including safe removal of used syringes.
Building Bridges are veterans support spaces offered in Greenfield, Northampton, Chicopee, West Springfield, South Deerfield, and Leominster.
In recognition of the sacrifices they have made on behalf of our nation, Building Bridges is committed to the embrace and reconciliation of veterans who continue to be isolated from the very society they fought to protect.
The group provides a comfortable, respectful, and non-judgmental space for veterans to gather at free lunches at local veterans clubs and lodges.
The gatherings also create an easy-to-access venue for veterans support services to connect with constituents.
Human to Human also provides grants to support self-run programs of congregations of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.
We show up at a scheduled time in local laundromats and bring buckets of quarters and laundry soaps. We encourage anyone to wash all of their clothing and linens for free. Sometimes people bring pizza, and there is often a DJ. There is always a lot of love.
Weekly free lunch for the veteran’s community. Located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Holyoke.
Provides sober living housing for men released from the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction. The mission is to assist these men in recovery from substance use disorder, and to support their transition from incarceration to life in the community.
In ministry with people experiencing homelessness in the greater Springfield area. Warm winter clothing, tents, sleeping bags, and food are distributed using the Cathedral’s big, blue, 12 seat van. This is a cooperative ministry of Christ Church Cathedral and Church Without Walls.
Prison chaplaincy is a service provided within a correctional facility that involves addressing spiritual, religious, and pastoral needs of inmates and staff. The Prison Chaplain is trained to serve the needs of persons of different faiths, of different denominations, and those of no particular faith.
A parish-based, community-engaged ministry for young families with demonstrated need, providing diapers, education on childhood health, and hygiene supplies, as well as youth literacy training. They also offer young parents a chance to rejuvenate with food and fellowship.
If you are a member of an Episcopal congregation and you are doing your own direct service work, contact us. We provide direct grants, too.
Human to Human is focused on the humanitarian work of Jesus. There is no religious participation required to be part of our communities. Your donation does not support the operating costs of any religious institution. It does support direct action ministries that serve people in need with love and respect.Donate