A founding principle of San Gabriel Episcopal Church is “focus our time, talent, and treasure on outreach.” A significant part of our budget is dedicated to helping those in our community who need food, shelter, and clothing. We also support activities that help strengthen our immediate community, the Village of Corrales. Read the San Gabriel Messenger for updated information on our current outreach activities.
Albuquerque Opportunity Center: Please bring microwaveable food and “hotel-sized” toiletries for the men who are transitioning out of homelessness at Albuquerque Opportunity Center. To find out more about AOC, go to http://headinghome.org/programs-overview/albuquerque-opportunity-center-aoc/.
Haven House, Rio Rancho: Haven House is the only domestic violence shelter for Sandoval County, population 137,608. Services include: Emergency shelter, case management, support groups, Life-Skills classes, legal advocacy, referrals to job opportunities, housing and other supportive services, therapeutic counseling for both women and their children and children’s programs. https://www.havenhouseinc.org/
Women’s Housing Coalition assists low-income women with children who are motivated to become self-sufficient by providing affordable housing, training, and a variety of support needs. To learn more about and how you can help, visit http://www.womenshousingcoalition.org/index.html.
Roadrunner Food Bank barrel at San Gabriel’s. Fill it with non-perishable foods, which go directly to our neighbors in need here in Corrales.
Helping at Corrales Elementary School: Please consider volunteering to tutor, help in the library, or sponsor the Chess Club at our village school. The commitment is one hour/week, plus one monthly de-brief meeting with the counselor and other volunteers. If you are traveling and have to miss a week or two, that’s okay. Fingerprinting is required by Albuquerque Public Schools, but it is an easy process. This will be an excellent way to do ministry and meet others in our community.