Since COVID-19 became a part of our everyday life, Judi Janke, SSJ Agregee has adopted St. Patrick’s Haven. Each week Judi donates whatever the most pressing need is for the Haven: snacks, socks, underwear, toiletries, etc. Thank you Judi for your continued, loyal support of our mission to serve homeless men in Erie.
Since St. Patrick’s Haven opened in Erie over 35 years ago, a team of dedicated visitors meets with our guests one night each month for about an hour. During the day when our guests are on the street, people often tend to avoid them and not acknowledge that they even exist. Our visitors provide a … Continue reading Help us fill the wall!
Thank you to the Erie Runner’s Club who donated several bandanas which our volunteer, Louise Wiest, folded into face masks for the men at St. Patrick’s Haven during the COVID-19 pandemic. The masks have been distributed to our guests so they can comply with the recent request from the Erie County Executive asking everyone to … Continue reading Making masks for the homeless
Abigail, an Edinboro University Junior, recently coordinated a supplies drive to assist St. Patrick’s Haven as part of her Victimology Class. With COVID-19 causing classes to occur online, Abigail’s professor asked the students to reach out to those agencies who might need a hand as we all navigate these troubling times. Thank you, Abigail, for … Continue reading Abigail helps St. Patrick’s Haven
Students at Our Lady of Peace School, under the direction of teacher Aniko Walker, recently held a Penny Challenge with St. Patrick’s Haven being the recipient. After all of the pennies were counted, a check was presented for St. Patrick’s Haven! Thank you Our Lady of Peace for your continued support of our mission. We … Continue reading Pennies from Our Lady of Peace
Thank you to John Groh for organizing, to Jr's for hosting, to all of the talented performers who made us laugh, to the board members of both St. Patrick's Haven and the Upper Room for the fabulous Chinese Auction and Silent Auction baskets, Printing Concepts for the flyers and brochures, to Mayor Schember for his … Continue reading Homelessness – No Laughing Matter
The 2nd Annual Corporate Comedy Challenge will be held at Jr's Last Laugh in Erie, PA on Wednesday, March 4th. Proceeds from the event will benefit both St. Patrick's Haven and the Upper Room (a day shelter for homeless individuals). Organizer John Groh was recently interviewed on our local news stations about the event. Details … Continue reading Jr’s Last Laugh helps the homeless