Several homeless families will be in Ipswich the week of April 16 and May 21, staying at the First Presbyterian Church. Helpers and volunteers are welcome as we work with Family Promise to provide meals, fellowship, and tutoring. To sign up, email Kalapi Johnson firstname.lastname@example.orgAddiction Recovery in Ipswich
Are you an addict? Ipswich has adopted a Gloucester-style addiction and recovery program, based on the framework that addicts can ask police for help, rather than arrest, and find funding and support to get to treatment. The Ipswich police are standing by, along with 15 volunteer angels who serve as allies to the addict seeking recovery, to locate and transport to residential treatment. Funds are available, through the PAARI, for treatment, in the event that the individual doesn’t have health insurance. At the moment, three addicts have been assisted into treatment this year. Please come to the Ipswich police station, or call Rev. Rebecca, and we will help you get to recovery, even if you don’t have any money.Refugee and Immigrant Resettlement and Hospitality:
Do you have a heart for refugees? We need your help with administration, social media, fundraising, and friendship for newly immigrated families. Last month we welcomed our new refugee family to Ipswich, and these Middle Eastern neighbors to First Church are among the friendliest travelers you will ever meet. Interested to get involved? Let Rebecca, Ann Shannon, Lynn Lenhart, or Anne Brown know if you want to get involved.Collect material goods and gifts for Haiti:
Partners in Development is collecting soap, wash cloths, tooth paste, and tooth brushes for Haitian relief as they seek to prevent the spread of cholera. We have just sent our fifth shipment with them to Haiti, and we are preparing our sixth.
All donations welcome.