Family Promise is a nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. At Calvary, we host five families for 2 weeks in the fall and spring. We provide food, shelter, support, and encouragement for these families as they strive for a better life. Our volunteers provide food, fellowship, and stay overnight with our guests.
GRACE (Giving and Receiving Assistance for our Community’s Essentials) provides assistance to the local food insecure population. Calvary collects individual non-perishable items for delivery to GRACE.
The Summit Interfaith Clergy Fellowship formed a task force of clergy, public officials, and concerned citizens whose goal was to assist homeless and at-risk homeless not served by other programs. SHIP has served breakfast and provided a sack lunch every weekday using Calvary’s facilities since October 1991. SHIP provides over 16,000 meals annually.
Summit Hospitality Initiative started in the winter of 2019. This ministry was developed to invite our “neighbors without address” into our parish house to have a safe and warm place to share a meal and spend the night. We are working with other houses of worship and the City of Summit to better address the issues of homelessness in Summit especially during the cold weather.