Fran Millar, our Jesuit Volunteer intern, ended her year of
service with a surprise party thrown by her friends at the Computer
Training Center where she was Assistant Director.
Click here for pictures from the party.
SF Chronicle column highlights Network Ministries
Columnist Stephanie Salter writes: "Let's cut right to
the chase. This has been a rotten year for a whole lot of people.
People you know and people you don't. The only thing trickling
down in the economic arena seems to be pain. And it's likely
to get worse. Every year at this time, I provide a short list
of small charities for which a $25 check - let alone one for
more - still matters. This year I'll skip the stump speech.
If you aren't hurting yet, if you are like most of us, you can
afford to give a little to somebody else." Salter goes
on to recommend five bay area charities to consider, naming
Network Ministries first.
"San Francisico Network Ministries - Now in its 29th year,
the Rev. Glenda Hope's Tenderloin-based program serves the people
you probably stopped looking at long ago. It includes a 38-unit
apartment building for low-income families, computer training
and tutoring for adults, and a long-term safe house for women
who want to stop being prostitutes and addicts: 559 Ellis St.,
- San Francisco Chronicle, December 26, 2001.
Ministering to the Homeless in the Tenderloin
Glenda Hope and Network Ministries were featured in a San Francisco
Chronicle article in May. The article is titled, "A Lion
in the Tenderloin -- For a quarter century, she's ministered
to the souls of the street" You may
read the article online or check
out more photos.
John Anderson, a student and friend at the Computer Training
Center, passed away this fall. John spent countless hours volunteering
at the Computer Center, where he helped beginners, as well as
those who had been coming for years, with patience and kindness.
Every ready to lend a hand or a joke (as the situation required),
he was also a talented musician devoted to his art.
John's passing was a great loss and he will be missed. The
Tenderloin is not the same without him.
Our very own Salim Chhith was spotlighted in the last of a
four-part series in the San Francisco Examiner with related
articles on fear of eye contact and changes in the law, Salim
was spotlighted on September 14, the day the stories focused
on the fearless.
Here is Salim's story.
Two benefit concerts for SafeHouse
SafeHouse was lucky enough to be the benefit of two wonerful
concerts earlier this summer. In May, SFNM put on its annual
Interfaith Concert of Sacred Music at Temple Emmanuel. The concert
was a wonderful success! Next, in June, WomenSing performed
a benefit performance of Adiemus I & II, Songs of Sanctuary
and Cantata Mundi in Oakland. This concert raised over $16,000
for SafeHouse. Thank you to all theWomenSing members and dancers
that performed for us. The July 2001 journal articles "The
Cure for Depression Part 2 & 3" and "A Thank you
from the Conductor of WomenSing" give accounts of these
Family Apartments Included in "Design Matters"
"Design Matters" is a catalog of exemplary affordable
housing located throughout the U. S. The City Design Center
at the University of Illinois at Chicago compiled this Internet
catalog to recognize and learn from the dedicated work of outstanding
practitioners. A broad spectrum of projects, built between 1980-2000,
are presented: housing that is functional, innovative, satisfying
-- and above all, affordable to households with limited incomes.
The catalog demonstrates that:
Quality design can be affordable. Affordable housing can embody
Visit the Design Matters Website to find out more or view the
listing for the Ellis St. Family Apartments.
Glenda Hope receives compassionate service award
On Wednesday, May 16, the Dalai Lama honored 51 people from
throughout the world for their compassionate service in a special
ceremony in San Jose, sponsord by the Bay Area nonprofit Wisdom
in Action. Glenda is among the thirty-five honorees from the
Homeless who died in San Francisco are Remembered
San Francisco Chronicle
The sun slipped down on the longest night of the year yesterday
as a crowd of homeless people and their friends came together
in the cold outside City Hall, lighting candles and praying...
Glenda on Oxygen
This piece was originally aired on Oxygen TV.
In this interview, Glenda talks about her work in the Tenderloin
with SFNM and highlights some of our programs. You need Real
Player to watch Oxygen's video clips. Test here or download
a free copy from Real.