You won't want to miss these!
December 14 at 7 PM
Holiday Social to follow
CHUM Holiday Concert
Featuring: Wind Chill Brass,
Jazz Time Trio, Bill Bastian,
John and Alice Pierce,
and David Tryggestad on the organ.
Concordia Lutheran Church
2501 Woodland Avenue
December 16 6:30-8 PM
A Place at the Table
A film on Hunger in America.
Teatro Zuccone Theater
222 East Superior Street
December 24 12-1 PM
Christmas Eve Noon Vigil
Steps of City Hall
Community members from CHUM
will gather to remember those who
are homeless in Duluth and to
hear the message of hope for a new year.
Bring your Holiday Cheer for this CHUM fundraising event. Doors open at 6:30. Concert begins at 7 PM. A social with seasonal cookies and bars to follow.
Join in the Holiday fun!
Listening and Learning by Lee Stuart
In the six months since joining CHUM, I have listened to amazing stories of individuals and families who overcome what seem to be insurmountable barriers and achieve new stability in their lives, an apartment, a job, new relationships,better health. The CHUM staff inspires me daily as they meet our guests with dignity, respect, hope and creativity, and invite each guest to make the choices and take the actions that will result in finding housing. I have heard the cries of the poor from those who come to our doors in crisis, sometimes short-term, sometimes spread over a lifetime, as they turn to CHUM for help. And best of all, I’ve listened to the outpouring of joy when after two or three months in shelter, a family receives the key to their new apartment.
Read more in the 2013 Annual Report.
CHUM Emergency Family Shelter and Hillside Apartment to be Named Steve O'Neil ApartmentsOn August 6, only weeks following the memorial service for Steve O'Neil, demolition began on the site of the new Steve O'Neil Apartments at 101-109 W. 4th St. in the Central Hillside neighborhood.
Steve O'Neil spent his life in Duluth working for Duluth's most vulnerable families. His legacy will continue, as the new apartments and emergency shelter will not only help those families, but will also help fulfill Duluth's vision of becoming a city that welcomes the stranger, feeds the hungry, and houses the homeless. The Steve O'Neil Apartments will be a major step in preventing long-term, chronic homelessness for families. The Emergency Family Shelter will address the initial crisis when a family becomes homeless.
The Steve O'Neil Apartments are an $11.2 million project that includes 44 units of permanent supportive housing and 6 units of emergency shelter for families with children who have experienced long-term homelessness. The Steve O'Neil Apartments are being developed by One Roof Community Housing and Center City Housing. CHUM will operate the Emergency Family Shelter and provide supportive services to the families living in the apartments.
By integrating the family shelter within the Steve O'Neil Apartments, CHUM gains substantial savings in construction costs compared to a stand-alone structure and allows us to provide on-site supportive services and 24-hour security to families in both permanent housing and emergency shelter.
Contributions to CHUM's capital campaign for the project can be made online or by mailing a check to: CHUM, 102 W. 2nd St., Duluth, MN 55802. Only $16,000 more to go on our Phase One Goal of $450,000.
CHUM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit human services agency sponsored and governed by 39 Duluth congregations. CHUM began in 1973 when ten Central Hillside congregations pooled resources to assist low-income people in Duluth.The organizational goals are to provide basic needs services for homeless and marginalized members of our community while working to effect changes which will eliminate the need for our services.
|Faith Lutheran Church at 1814 N 51st Ave. E.|
|120 N. 1st Ave West|
|Our Savior's Lutheran Church|
|at 4831 Grand Ave.|