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Grace Lutheran Church, Hatfield, PA; Pastor Nancy M. Raabe

Sanctuary Village

Grace Lutheran Church vigorously supports the mission of SANCTUARY VILLAGE, a 501(c)(3) organization that was created to offer an efficient and effective way to address chronic street homelessness in the city of Philadelphia by creating a village of tiny houses. Sanctuary Village’s Vision is to build tiny houses to serve as transitional housing for chronically homeless individuals who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 infection/complications. This will offer the security and stability to obtain needed services for a better quality of life and a move to permanent housing. This idea is based on a very successful model of tiny house transitional housing being used in Seattle since 2015; Seattle now has thirteen tiny house villages and is planning to build more. See tinyhousecommunity.org.

A fundraiser for Sanctuary Village at Grace in 2021 brought in a full house to experience a first-class beer tasting led by Lou Farrell.