Each year, Old South Church provides three-year financial grants of varying amounts to five Boston-based organizations whose work best serves those in need. We have interviewed representatives from each of the organizations so you can get to know them, and their work, a little better.
This week's interview features City Mission. City Mission was founded in 1816 by Old South Church and Park Street Church. It is the oldest social justice agency in New England. City Mission is focused on combating poverty, homelessness and creating spaces for people to put their faith to action through its educational programs. Many people from Old South over the years have been engaged in various activities with City Mission.
In today's interview, Marie Hurd speaks with Rev. June Cooper, the Executive Director of City Mission and Theologian in the City at Old South, as well as Paolo Miranda who is the Case Manager for A Lift Up. A Lift Up is the program our grant supports, it is a two-year family homeless prevention program designed for low-income single mothers and their children who are at risk of losing their housing. In today's interview we hear about how City Mission is responding in this moment, continuing its existing work as well as creating new support structures for those in need.