Outreach to Those in Need
Aid for Friends
Aid for Friends is a ministry that feeds the needy, shut-ins, and the frail elderly in the greater Philadelphia area. Once a month members of Holy Comforter gather to cook meals for the program. Parishioners also transport the meals downtown to the Aid for Friends headquarters.
We believe in this ministry because Jesus said that whenever we feed someone, we are feeding Him (Matthew 25:31-46). We’re always looking for new volunteers. Come join us!
Located in nearby Darby, the Mothers’ Home is a beacon of hope for homeless pregnant women. It is one of only two such homes in the state of Pennsylvania. The Mothers’ Home is an opportunity for empowerment as the expectant mothers receive counseling, childbirth and parenting classes, job preparation programs, assistance in finding independent housing, and much more. Each year, approximately 40 new mothers come to live at Mothers’ Home.
For many years, Holy Comforter has supported Mothers’ Home through financial gifts. In more recent years, we have become more involved, teaching classes, organizing drives for toiletries and SEPTA tokens, and celebrating community events like our annual Thanksgiving dinner.
Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County
Since 1976, DAP has been advocating for victims of domestic abuse. In addition to advocacy and education, DAP also provides shelter and support services. Holy Comforter has been involved for the last year, hosting community information sessions, collecting items for children, and helping to spread the word. We look forward to our continuing participation in this effort as we seek together to create a more loving and peaceful community.
Have questions about any of these ministries? Please contact us!