In 2009 we became one of 24 founding parishes working to help families transition out of homelessness. The mission of this network, Family Promise of Chicago North Shore, is to help families achieve sustainable independence. Several weeks of the year, St. A's welcomes families who are temporarily homeless to stay overnight in our church. Parishioner volunteers offer meals, encouragement, and fellowship. We serve as overnight hosts, providing hospitality and refuge to our guests. To volunteer to provide a meal, host overnight, or to help in any way, please contact Julia Joehl or Kathy Gander.
Members of St. Augustine's work in many ways to end hunger:
The Second Sunday of each month our all-parish food collections support local food pantries.
Parish volunteers serve dinner monthly at A Just Harvest Soup Kitchen.
We award grants to local pantries and agencies working toward a day when no one will go hungry.