Volunteer Center

Holy Family Shelter

General Information

Address: 907 N. Holmes Ave

                   Indianapolis, IN 46222

Contact Information

Name: Rachel Joray

Email: rjoray@holyfamilyshelter.net

Phone: (317) 635-7830 x19

Website: www.holyfamilyshelter.net

Volunteer Information

Categorical Listing: Domestic Violence, Homelessness/Affordable Housing

Mission: Our Mission is "Helping Homeless Families Help Themselves." Holy Family Shelter, a program of Catholic Charities Indianapolis, was the first emergency shelter specifically for homeless families in Indianapolis. Holy Family Shelter has the capacity to house up to 22 families on any given night. Depending on family size, there are 55-85 individuals living at the shelter every night. This is their "home" while they are with us and we take this responsibility to heart. We work diligently to provide food, shelter, basic material needs and a safe place for families in crisis to begin to heal. Our case managers provide comprehensive services to assist families in setting goals & priorities, obtaining life skills such as budgeting, communication skills, parenting, stress management and more as families begin their journey to permanent housing.

Volunteer Opportunities:             

Guest Services

Guest Service Volunteers offer a close relationship to the families staying at Holy Family Shelter. Volunteers assist staff with the daily functions of the shelter. Duties may include filing, answering telephones, assisting donors with donations, and distributing hygiene items to residents.

Children's Services

Children's Services Volunteers have many opportunities to assist HFS! These volunteers must be energetic and creative. Duties may include helping with childcare on evenings and weekends when classes are being held for the parents.

Computer Lab

Volunteers need to be computer savvy! Duties include monitoring computer usage of up to four residents, assisting with navigating the internet, and building or proofreading resumes and cover letters.

Is volunteer training required: Yes, for ALL opportunities

Is a background check required: Yes, for ALL opportunities

Does your agency offer internships: Yes

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