Our Building is Open!
After more than a year of providing all our services in our parking lot, Peace House Community has reopened its building to the community! On July 1st, we welomed our community members back inside for meditation, use of the library and everything else we have to offer. We recommend wearing masks and maintaining social distancing in the building, so community members will still enjoy their food and drinks outside. We have installed canopies in the parking lot to make the weather bearable during the heat of the summer.
Peace House Community grieves the inequalities and discrimination that have divided our community into separate and unequal groups. We stand beside, mourn with, and demand justice for any and all community members who have been systematically profiled, killed, and treated unjustly throughout history.
Adults without stable housing and sufficient income face more and greater stressors than the general population, including physical danger, stigmatization, loneliness, and chronic health conditions. Homelessness, poverty, and isolation create and reinforce a multitude of issues including stress, instability, and isolation.
Peace House Community provides a refuge from the chaos and dehumanization of life on the streets. When community members and volunteers enter the building, they know that they will connect with others through services and conversations that affirm our common humanity.
“Understanding I’m okay just where I’m at, just who I am, how I am, when I am, what I am.”Anonymous
“Without a lot of other qualifications, anyone can be part of the community. [It’s] a model for the rest of the world.”Kevin
“When we run away or deny our dark side it controls our lives. We need to make it conscious, bring it into the light. We can use this energy like coals burning in the furnace.”Angie
PHC allows individuals to fulfill their social, emotional, spiritual, and physical needs. Members in our community know they are not alone in their situation and their worth is not determined by their economic situation.
Peace House Community welcome all compassionate individuals to join together to provide a place to belong to all who need it.
Peace House Community is excited to partner with Loaves and Fishes!
Loaves and Fishes will serve meals out of PHC’s building each weekday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. This partnership will expand both agencies’ impact in the Phillips neighborhood and will meet more community needs. PHC has wanted to get more use out of our building on behalf of our neighbors, and now that goal is becoming a reality.
As of July 1, 2021, Peace House Community (PHC) is open from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm on weekdays for normal activities and to serve lunch outdoors under a canopy from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Loaves and Fishes will also serve dinner from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on weekdays. We recognize that the Coronavirus has made it more important than ever that we maintain our relationships with our community members and provide hope and stability during these uncertain times.
PHC will continue to assess how we can be most effective in bringing hope and light to the community. Please join us in prayer for our neighborhood, our city and our country during these times.
You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions.