Youth Trip to Ecclesia

Ten youth attended an overnight at Ecclesia in December. Ecclesia Ministry’s CityReach program gives young people a chance to learn about homelessness from people who have experienced it, and may be still experiencing it. Our group was paired with two CityReach staff members who took us on a walk in downtown Boston and told us about their experiences being homeless. These staff also led us in a service project the next day where FUUSN youth offered hospitality and clothing. It was a powerful experience for FUUSN youth, who shared that their stereotypes about people experiencing homelessness were challenged and they now see homeless people in a different way.
In preparation for the trip, youth did a clothing drive and cooked for an upcoming frozen food fundraiser to pay for the trip. A huge thanks to everyone who donated clothing! Please consider supporting youth in going on this incredible trip by purchasing soup at our frozen food fundraiser on January 27.