Road to Housing (R2H)
Administered by Urban League, Road to Housing is a program that welcomes homeless individuals and families living in vehicles to stay overnight at Our Redeemer’s and other church parking lots. Hosts offer a bathroom, limited kitchen facilities, and case management to help people move into stable housing. Our Redeemer’s helped start this program and provided its pilot location.
Click here to listen to NPR’s All Things Considered article discussing the Road to Housing program when it was just a pilot at Our Redeemer’s in 2012.
Ballard Ecumenical Homeless Ministry
The Ballard Ecumenical Ministry serves the homeless mentally ill in our community. Guests of the ministry are provided a warm and inviting “living room” atmosphere, a good meal, an evening of companionship and a safe place to spend the night.
The Bridge Care Center
The Bridge Care Center is a drop-in facility for men and women experiencing homelessness and displacement in the Ballard area.
Ballard Food Bank
The Ballard Food Bank serves more than 1,400 Ballard, Magnolia and Queen Anne households each week, bringing food and hope to our neighbors… because there can be enough for everyone. Our Redeemer’s members provide leadership on the Ballard Food Bank board and as volunteers. Our congregation provides both financial and practical gifts throughout the year.
Lutheran World Relief and ELCA World Hunger
Partnering with Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and ELCA World Hunger helps us reach out beyond our local community. These organizations work to relieve hunger, provide disaster relief and improve health care, literacy and agriculture around the world.
We make quilts, assemble kits for school kids, and make personal care kits for LWR. Our Redeemer’s is LWR’s loading site for gathering quilts and kits from congregations throughout northwest Washington.
Faith Action Network
Faith in Action (FAN) is the voice of faith in the state legislature and with local government, advocating justice for all of creation and particularly for “the least of these in our midst.” Our partnership with FAN keeps us better informed of public policy priorities so that we can be more effective advocates for compassion and justice in our world.