Education & Advocacy Efforts to End the Cycle of Homelessness and Poverty
Education and Advocacy with those who are living in poverty or experiencing a time of homelessness in their lives is one of the cornerstones of Meeting Ground's work.
Educational Resources from Meeting Ground
Directory of services to help people transition from homelessness, compiled by Meeting Ground
Contains information on local services that assist with:
- Forms of identification
- Substance abuse
- Housing & Food
- Child care
- Education & Jobs
- Health & Social Security
- and more!
Collection of articles describing our philosophy and outlook
Most of the articles are written by persons who have been deeply involved in the work of Meeting Ground. In general the articles reflect our mutual ideals and passions in the struggle around four important themes: justice, love, focus on individual persons, and longing for our renewal as a society after the ideal of the "beloved community."
Devotional and discussion reader for volunteer groups and work camps at Meeting Ground
Soul Food is a 7-day guide to our community's perspective on mission and means of power within a community to end homelessness. Most of the content is written by persons who have been homeless who share their insight into what was most helpful in their journey to overcome.
A Survey and Analysis of Homelessness in Cecil County
In 2004, Meeting Ground, Inc. contracted with the Center for Family and Community Life (CFCL) at Salisbury University to conduct a study of homelessness in Cecil County. This inquiry was to address specific concerns arising out of Meeting Ground's experience as a provider of services to the homeless.
Work with us
Meeting Ground staff and volunteers speak with churches, schools, and business groups about the realities of homelessness and poverty in our world.
If you'd like to invite a speaker from Meeting Ground to your church or communtiy group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 410-275-2936.
Education and advocacy are an important part of Meeting Ground’s mission. Through a variety of activities, we encourage and invite others to join us in addressing the root causes of poverty and homelessness in our community and in our nation.
Organize and host an annual Homeless Person's Memorial Day in the community
- Provide Community Dinners on Thanksgiving and Christmas day
- Publish the Loaves & Fishes Newsletter, which has a national distribution of about 10,000 for each issue
- Provide a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to volunteer
- Provide educational workshops and speak in churches, businessses and schools