Open Your Heart recently provided Align Minneapolis with funding to purchase bus tokens so that people experiencing homelessness can attend Street Voices of Change meetings in Minneapolis.
Align Minneapolis is an interfaith collaboration of 17 Minneapolis churches, synagogues, and mosques, and people with lived experiences working together to address homelessness and poverty. Align Minneapolis focuses on shifting from an immediate needs approach to long term solutions through a combination of education, advocacy, and action. Align Minneapolis is committed to engaging the community around us to address homelessness through learning, volunteer opportunities, community partnerships, community organizing, and the development of effective strategies and programs.
The foundational goals of the weekly SVoC meetings are to provide a safe space where members can receive a warm, nourishing meal and where people with lived experiences can connect with resources and come together to work for meaningful change. Funding from Open Your Heart supports participation growth and helps make possible a third weekly meeting in 2023 by removing the barrier to transportation.
Thank you, Align Minneapolis and Street Voices of Change, for everything you do!