In February 2011, members of Immanuel began fifty one on one listening conversations with our Immanuel neighbors. After reflecting on what we heard, we decided to focus on the challenges and opportunities for some specific neighbors – the residents living on South Marshall Street, just two blocks from Immanuel.
Habitat for Humanity aims “to eliminate poverty and homelessness from the world.”
Volunteers from Immanuel worked
Marshall House, serving as shelter for 60 homeless women and families for almost 30 years, is located on S. Marshall St. Lynn Naughton, the executive director, says their goal is to help people get back on their own and into apartments or into transitional or supportive housing that has a 6 month-1 year waiting list. Eighty percent of the residents are from Hartford. It is home to many children.
People from our city and far away are coming to the little world of South Marshall Street in search of safe haven, a new home, and a fresh start.