Ministry in Context

Partnerships: New Grant Opportunity through Wheat Ridge, New Service-Learning Opportunity through Rezek House

WeRaise, a crowdfunding platform by Wheat Ridge Ministries in Itasca, IL, supports faith-based social justice projects through grant opportunities. Available grant opportunities include the Joshua Grant Program (a one-year matching grant of $1000 - $5000 for congregational and community health and wellness projects), the GrantsPlus Grant Program (a three-year grant of up to $50,000 for health and social services projects), and the Burst Project (a one-time grant of up to $5000 for young adult social justice leaders in the Lutheran community). You can find more info at www.wheatridge.org.

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Lutheran Social Service’s Metro Homeless Youth Services is seeking a Resident Advisor (RA) for Rezek House. Rezek is an on-site transitional housing program for 12 homeless youth ages 16-22 from Ramsey County. This is a volunteer position where compensation includes a small monthly stipend and a spacious one bedroom apartment to live in on site at Rezek. The main responsibility of the RA is to live on-site, provide a positive adult presence to the youth, and share support and guidance. The RA helps empower residents to grow and develop as responsible community members. The RA helps to create a positive, safe living environment. You can find more info by contacting the Director of LSS Metro Homeless Youth Services, Kirsten Anderson: kirsten.anderson@lssmn.org.

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