At Casa Alma, our primary ministry is providing hospitality (housing and support) to families in need. Due to the local affordable housing crisis, there are many families, couples, and individuals in our area who experience housing instability. We invite the broader community to help meet this need by joining our emerging hospitality network.
The first component of this network is called Christ Rooms. This term was first used in the 4th century by St. John Chrysostom when he said, “Every family should have a room where Christ is welcome in the person of the hungry and thirsty stranger.” This is the practice of Christian hospitality.
- Host households will open a room in their homes to receive a guest for a defined length of time – whatever the host can joyfully offer. We recommend a minimum of 12 weeks.
- Guests may include: single parents with low-wage jobs, teen and young adult mothers, refugees whose formal support has ended, immigrants, people with disabilities, young adults exiting foster care, unaccompanied minors, and people recovering from illness or trauma.
- Support households will assist hosts through regular calls and check-in times, and through occasional offers of meals or transportation.
Singles, couples, or families of any economic level or faith background may serve as hosts or support households. Casa Alma will provide training, resources, ongoing support, and assistance inviting guests.
Would you like to learn more? See Get Started.