Here are some of the ways St. Andrew's is Making a Difference locally and globally:
The House Next Door (HND) was established in 2002 to provide
housing and support for a family during their transition from
homelessness to independent living. St. Andrew's is the only faith
based group in San Mateo providing this type of a facility as part of
the "Bridges" program of InnVision Shelter Network, a countywide agency for the homeless. Our HND Ministry is eligible to receive Thrivent Choice DollarsSM from Thrivent for Lutherans members.
InnVision Shelter Network is
the leading provider of housing and support services for homless
families and individuals on the Peninsula. In addition to financial
support, St. Andrew's collects and donates items needed by the members
of the program. St. Andrew's also provides the House Next Door to
clients of Shelter Network participating in the "Bridges" program.
Help One Childis
a Christian ministry finding homes and helpers for foster families and
foster-adopt children in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. St.
Andrew's raises monies each year for scholarships for individuals and
famlies to attend a special week of summer camp at Mt. Cross Bible Camp in Felton, CA, a ministry of the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Northern California. ELCA Disaster Relief Fund
provides assistance to victims of major disasters such as Hurricane
Katrina, the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004, Fires in Lake Tahoe and S.
Calif. of 2007, the Earthquake in Haiti in 2009, the tsunami and earthquakes in Japan in 2010, and other catastrophic
occasions. Heifer International
annually receives support from St. Andrew's as it seeks to provide
tools, training, and animals to international communities working
towards self-sufficiency. Heifer International has over 700 projects in
57 different countries, and 29 in the continental United States.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Sunday “Sundowners” at 6:00 p.m. Sunday “Off Broadway” Beginners Group at 7:30 p.m. Monday “Bridging the Gap” at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month
Narcotics Anonymous: Monday “Footwork” at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday “Sisters in Recovery” at 6:00 p.m. Friday at 6:00 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous/HOW: Monday at Noon Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
We also host these 12-Step planning and administration leaders once a month: NA Outreach Committee NA Hospital & Institutions and PI Committees NA Activities Committee AA District 05 Leadership AA Delegates Committee AA PI/CPC Committee AA Hospital & Institutions Committee