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Why Homeless People Are Criminalized Rather Than Ministered To?


  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Avenue San Antonio, Texas 78212 United States of America (map)

Dates: 2 Wednesdays, Jan. 20 and 27

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Leader: Chris Plauche, M.D.

Tuition: $35 / 2 sessions

Register By: Jan. 13

Enrollment: 12 min. / 24 max.

 Learn about homelessness in San Antonio and the effective ministry of the Catholic Worker House on the East Side of San Antonio.

Founded by Dorothy Day, Catholic Worker houses of hospitality, around the world seek to fulfill specific needs that their particular communities have. Specifically on the East Side, we see a need for a safe and welcoming space for folks to be fed physically and spiritually. Because Christ identified himself with the marginalized and oppressed, it is in their faces and eyes we most expect to encounter him.  For information: www.catholicworker.org

About the Instructor: Chris Plauche M.Ed., MA, M.D. is the Director (volunteer) of the San Antonio Catholic Worker House, a day center of hospitality open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  providing three meals per day and other amenities to approximately 250 guests who are homeless.  She currently serves on the National Coalition for Homelessness’ Committee working to end criminalization of those experiencing homelessness and to promo a National Homeless Bill of Rights.