ITS Worship; ITS Dinner!
In partnership with several local churches, afternoon church services and Sunday dinner are now held twice a month at InTown Suites on Hwy 6 at Kieth Harrow! We are very excited about everything about this - the partnership, the ability to provide the Word and a meal, the potential for helping to create a working community among the people living in the motel.
Please keep us all in prayer as we serve in this way. If you would like to be involved, please contact the CFHH office at 281-858-1222 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Needs for this ministry will include everything necessary for church!
Ongoing needs are:
Styrofoam hinged containers for dinner
Plastic utensil sets
Blank Name Tags
3X5 Unruled Index Cards
To make a donation for this ministry, please use the "DONATE" button below!
When we learned that CFISD is "home" to over 400 homeless students, all of us at Cy-Fair Helping Hands KNEW we needed to take action.
We found out a few important things:
A homeless teen may be living with their family in homelessness - living in a motel or doubled up with another family.
A homeless teen may be "couch surfing" - moving from one friend's house to another, not letting anyone know they are actually homeless.
A homeless teen is homeless for any of a number of reasons; some are within their control, most are not.
Cy-Fair ISD works with homeless teens through EASE (one for each high school) counselors and itinerant counselors (four total part-time for the district).
Our homeless teen program is finishing its first semester. This year, we have 8 mentors working with 11 students! Many different personalities, different issues, different situations.
Four additional mentors will complete training this summer so we may reach more students. The school EASE counselor had several more students than we had volunteers for this semester and two of our mentors are working with two students each!
We feel this is a VERY important part of what we do and will reach many teens who are looking for direction, help, and just a friendly, caring adult to talk to. It will be an effective way to prevent chronic homelessness.
Starting early, we know, but we will be asking for school supplies very soon. Our Teen Program should have 15+ students this fall who will need high school level supplies. Please watch for the need to be posted.