Church in San Francisco Opens Its Door For Homeless People To Sleep Overnight.
Do you still believe in humanity and good people? Well, if you do, this story will make you 100% sure that you should keep your faith.
Fifteen years ago, one church in San Francisco, California, opened the gates for homeless people in need of shelter. This simply raised into a whole revolution and a great help for all homeless people in this area.
Father Lous Vitale is part of the community of this church and he is among those who started the Gubbio Project back in 2004. Hundreds of people every day pass through this church, use the pews to sleep on, and get blankets from the staff.
According to the Gubbio Project’s website:
No questions are asked when our guests walk into the churches; in an effort to remove all barriers to entry, there are no sign-in sheets or intake forms. No one has ever been turned away; all are welcomed, respected and treated with dignity.This sends a powerful message to our unhoused neighbors – they are in essence part of the community, not to be kicked out when those with homes come in to worship. It also sends a message to those attending mass – the community includes the tired, the poor, those with mental health issues and those who are wet, cold and dirty.
This project continues and its spreading in other cities too. In 2017, Seattle was planning to build razor-wire fencing to prevent homeless populations from camping. San Francisco was also using Robots to scare homeless away from encampments and also to report them to police. The same city spent $8,700 installing big boulders under overpasses to stop homeless people from setting up camps. There were many homeless encampments in the area until the people were forced out. Now the City’s government is doing everything possible to keep the camps out of that area.
The faith in humanity is strong and things should remain that way. On the other hand, this is a great booster for the reputation of the Church that was destroyed in the last 2 decades. This shows that this church in San Francisco is a TRUE home of God.