Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness

The Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH) is an interfaith consortium of 17 downtown Minneapolis churches, synagogues and mosques working together to end poverty and homelessness. DCEH focuses on shifting from an immediate needs approach to finding long term solutions through a combination of education, advocacy, and action. Through learning and volunteer opportunities for congregations, community partners and the development of effective programs and strategies, the DCEH is committed to impacting the community around us to decrease homelessness.

MISSION: The mission of DCEH is to work together to transition from managing to ending homelessness and poverty through advocacy, education, support of Heading Home Hennepinand building relationships with homeless and near homeless, congregants, volunteers and community organizations.

GOALS OF DCEH:

* Plan educational and volunteer opportunities that inform congregants about issues related to poverty and homelessness.
* Develop and implement effective strategies for coordinating advocacy around issues related to poverty and homelessness.
* Aid congregations to shift from managing to ending homelessness in their own individual and cooperative program planning including direct service.
* Foster effective communication among member congregations and in the broader community about DCEH’s collective work as an interfaith orgnization.

More information about this group and its efforts can be found on their website: dceh.org.