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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the challenges of hunger and homelessness. Christian Churches United, in partnership with grass-roots organizations are offering multiple opportunities for you to serve, give, and learn in the on-going efforts within our community to serve the hungry and houseless during the week of November 10th through 18th.

Joy to the Burg is Back...and Bigger and Better than ever. Local Musical and Visual Arts are rallying to help the homeless this holiday season!

Christian Churches United was recently awarded the Best Brand Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign award at the 2021 Central Pennsylvania Nonprofit Innovation Awards!

Christian Churches United Men’s and Women’s Winter Overnight Shelters are opening early on Sunday, January 31 and Monday, February 1 due to snow storm. 

Many of you have asked how you can help people on the margins in this current crisis, so CCU is launching a COVID-19 Response Fund.  

An update on HELP Ministries and Community-Wide Homelessness Street Outreach

At CCU, we have been busy processing how to best care for people when we must be socially distanced. Here is a current update on CCU's programs in relation to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Here is a brief update on the decisions we have made to this point as we continue to provide services to those in need while looking out for the health of the whole community.

You can support the work of CCU through this vital partnership

We raised over $23,000 between the album and concert, and the artists are excited to do it again in 2020!

Community rallies with CCU to ensure a warm place to sleep for women and others

Fourteen Harrisburg bands and musicians will partner with Christian Churches United (CCU) to benefit the homeless during the holiday season.

Joy To The Burg is a Christmas album featuring songs from 14 Harrisburg area musical acts to benefit the homeless. 

We’re excited to introduce a project a local man has launched to help the homeless. We sat down with Sheldon Jones to discuss his project: Joy To The Burg.

We are excited to announce Joseph Robinson, Jr. as our special guest speaker at the 2019 United In Love Banquet on Thursday, November 7 at the Best Western Premier, Harrisburg.

Harrisburg friends, we have received word that Catholic worker Naed Smith died on Friday, May 10, 2019 at his home on Market Street.

As we announce vital new initiatives to help people living on the streets of Harrisburg, we must grow our team of our monthly, program sustaining donors to meet this challenge...our Matthew 25:40 Team. You'll change lives by giving in a convenient way that quickly adds up.

From short-term crisis to long-term chronic homelessness. All sorts of men visit our Winter Overnight Safe Haven. In the midst of their need, their gratitude touches me. These are their stories.

We are excited to share two new efforts we're launching to help end homelessness for people living on the streets of Harrisburg.

Tom Hollingshead and John Brady of Mt. Calvary Episcopal Church in Camp Hill staffed the WOSH during the recent polar vortex. On extreme weather nights, volunteers like Tom and John are literally saving lives.

We were sharing about our Winter Overnight Safe Haven (WOSH) when Don chimed in. Don had been homeless off and on for several years. Now he's looking for more ways to give back. Like volunteering at the Winter Overnight Safe Haven he used to sleep at on cold nights.

Valley Youth House is partnering with the Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness (CACH), Educating Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH), Christian Churches United (CCU) and others for the National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Campaign and “I will be your voice” drive.

HELP Ministries Office Opening at 10am
HELP Ministries Office Opening at 10am

Due to the inclement weather, the HELP Ministries office will be opening at 10am this morning, Friday, November 16, 2018.

Dr. Harold Dean "Doc" Trulear joins us to celebrate the work of our Prison Action ministries at our 2018 Work Release Worship Annual Celebration Service

Fundraisers are an important way to give back to your school and raise money to support causes you care about. However, fundraisers aren’t the only way to get involved.

National Honor Society Students from Milton Hershey School blessed CCU with a day of service in August.