Corpus Christi House

Corpus Christi House

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Joseph is a Life Scout in St. Mark's Boy Scout Troup 94. He initiated a clothing drive as part of his Eagle Scout project and rallied his community to gather and deliver 100's of bags of winter clothes to Corpus Christi House. We are honored and so thankful for the donation and very proud of Joseph for his community mindedness and caring. Thank you, Joseph!
Oh My! We're 99% there with just a few more hours to go! Will you help us tip over the top before midnight? https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house
Thanks to our volunteers and staff, we are open today. We are offering shelter, food and community to anyone in need. You can show your support by donating today at https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house
$5,000 in New Matching funds are now available to double your donation! Now is the time to help us reach our 2021 goals to support the services that provide dignity to our unhoused neighbors all year. Give to day and watch your donation double. https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house
The new Boise Warming Shelter is open and available for anyone to come in out of the cold. Located at Americana and Cooper in the Phoenix building. Thanks to a partnership with Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services , Catch and our staff and volunteers who make this space available 7 days a week from 8:30 - 4:30.
The Boise Warming Shelter will soon be open to allow more space for people to get in out of the cold this Winter season. Thanks to our partners at Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services and CATCH for helping to make this happen. You can help support this effort by donating through #AvenuesforHope at https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house
Give the gift of hope this holiday season. You may donate in the name of your loved ones and give a gift that directly helps people in need. Matching funds are available now! https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house
Our most important fundraiser of the year is #AvenuesForHope. Mark your calendars for December 9 - 31 and help us spread the word!
Greetings Corpus Christi Friends and Supporters! Winter is quickly approaching, and our guests are in great need of jackets/coats for the chilling weather. Please drop off at Corpus from the hours of 8-3:30 M-S.
525 S Americana Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
208.426.0039

We have parking in front-just ring the doorbell and we can assist with unloading.

Thank you for your continued support!

Corpus Christi House in Boise, Idaho is a homeless day shelter that comes out of the tradition of Dorothy Day and her Catholic Worker movement and has expanded with participation and support from local churches of various denominations.

Corpus Christi House is an inter-denominational community of people inspired by the belief that all people are deserving of dignity, acceptance, and the basic needs of life. As a faith-based organization, we are committed to putting into practice the works of mercy as instructed in Matthew 25:31-46, “As often as you served one of these, the least of my brothers and sisters, you were serving me.”

Operating as usual

02/08/2022

Joseph is a Life Scout in St. Mark's Boy Scout Troup 94. He initiated a clothing drive as part of his Eagle Scout project and rallied his community to gather and deliver 100's of bags of winter clothes to Corpus Christi House. We are honored and so thankful for the donation and very proud of Joseph for his community mindedness and caring. Thank you, Joseph!

Corpus Christi House updated their business hours. 01/06/2022

Corpus Christi House updated their business hours.

Corpus Christi House updated their business hours.

01/01/2022

Oh My! We're 99% there with just a few more hours to go! Will you help us tip over the top before midnight? https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house

12/25/2021

Thanks to our volunteers and staff, we are open today. We are offering shelter, food and community to anyone in need. You can show your support by donating today at https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house

Support Corpus Christi House in #AvenuesForHope! | Avenues for Hope 12/24/2021

Support Corpus Christi House in #AvenuesForHope! | Avenues for Hope

$5,000 in New Matching funds are now available to double your donation! Now is the time to help us reach our 2021 goals to support the services that provide dignity to our unhoused neighbors all year. Give to day and watch your donation double. https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house

Support Corpus Christi House in #AvenuesForHope! | Avenues for Hope I’m ready to support Corpus Christi House on December 9, 2021 during Avenues for Hope. Learn more about Corpus Christi House and all the other organizations participating in #AvenuesForHope.

Photos from Corpus Christi House's post 12/21/2021

The new Boise Warming Shelter is open and available for anyone to come in out of the cold. Located at Americana and Cooper in the Phoenix building. Thanks to a partnership with Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services , Catch and our staff and volunteers who make this space available 7 days a week from 8:30 - 4:30.

12/19/2021

Boise Homeless Warming Shelter

The Boise Warming Shelter will soon be open to allow more space for people to get in out of the cold this Winter season. Thanks to our partners at Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services and CATCH for helping to make this happen. You can help support this effort by donating through #AvenuesforHope at https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house

Support Corpus Christi House in #AvenuesForHope! | Avenues for Hope 12/19/2021

Support Corpus Christi House in #AvenuesForHope! | Avenues for Hope

Give the gift of hope this holiday season. You may donate in the name of your loved ones and give a gift that directly helps people in need. Matching funds are available now! https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house

Support Corpus Christi House in #AvenuesForHope! | Avenues for Hope I’m ready to support Corpus Christi House on December 9, 2021 during Avenues for Hope. Learn more about Corpus Christi House and all the other organizations participating in #AvenuesForHope.

12/07/2021

Our most important fundraiser of the year is #AvenuesForHope. Mark your calendars for December 9 - 31 and help us spread the word!

12/06/2021

Dear friends: On the Second Sunday of #Advent, I'm delighted to share with you a brand new image, thanks to the artist:

"Dorothy Day and The Holy Family of the Streets,"
by Kelly Latimore.

“What we would like to do is change the world--make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended them to do. And, by fighting for better conditions, by crying out unceasingly for the rights of the workers, the poor, of the destitute--the rights of the worthy and the unworthy poor, in other words--we can, to a certain extent, change the world; we can work for the oasis, the little cell of joy and peace in a harried world. We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident that its ever widening circle will reach around the world. We repeat, there is nothing we can do but love, and, dear God, please enlarge our hearts to love each other, to love our neighbor, to love our enemy as our friend.” ― Dorothy Day

This Advent let us remember the poor, the sick, the dying, the grieving, the unemployed, those unable to pay rent this week, the homeless, those persecuted simply because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, or nationality, the unjustly imprisoned, the refugee, and the immigrant. To dismiss the image of God in anyone is a complete denial of the incarnation.

More information about the icon here: https://kellylatimoreicons.com/

10/07/2021

Greetings Corpus Christi Friends and Supporters! Winter is quickly approaching, and our guests are in great need of jackets/coats for the chilling weather. Please drop off at Corpus from the hours of 8-3:30 M-S.
525 S Americana Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
208.426.0039

We have parking in front-just ring the doorbell and we can assist with unloading.

Thank you for your continued support!

Photos from Corpus Christi House's post 09/11/2021

Wow! A huge THANK YOU to our supporter Hanes Corporation #Hanes for donating hundreds of high quality comfy socks and masks for our guests! #HanesForGood

Replacement AC Unit – Corpus Christi House 08/18/2021

Replacement AC Unit – Corpus Christi House

Hello CCH Supporters! The extended period of heat in Boise brought the early end to our main AC Unit at Corpus Christi House. In order to continue to provide respite from the heat, we need to get it replaced. We're doing a simple crowdfunding campaign to raise the $6,800 for this surprise expense. Please see the link below and feel free to donate any amount and share with your network. https://corpuschristiboise.org/product/replacement-ac-unit

Replacement AC Unit – Corpus Christi House The extended heat this summer put too much pressure on our AC unit and it needs to be replaced so we can continue to provide a cool place for our Boise neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.

07/04/2021

Big thanks to the kind folks at Goodwood Barbecue Company for bringing lunch to our guests today. Pulled pork, coleslaw and potatoe salad makes it feel like the #fourthofjuly .

07/02/2021

Hello friends and supporters of CCH!
We are in great need of t-shirts and shorts/pants for (mainly) men and women. Please drop off at Corpus:
525 S. Americana Blvd
M-S (8:30-3:30)
Thank you!💙

06/03/2021

Hello friends of Corpus! We are in need of these items:

small bars of soap
body wash
sunscreen
men’s pants/shorts and t-shirts

If you can help, Please drop off M-S (8:30-3:30) 525 S Americana
Thank you for your continued support! 💙

05/05/2021

Only 2 days left for Idaho Gives! Please donate now through May 6 at https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house

Partnership makes it possible:
One of the things that has kept Boise's homeless citizens receiving vital services during these pandemic months has been the partnerships of numerous service providers. With the help of Interfaith Sanctuary and the City of Boise, there has been an amazing amount of communication and collaboration happening to keep serving our homeless citizens. Some of the partnerships that we have been involved with during this past pandemic year include:

1. Corpus Christi and Interfaith Sanctuary worked together to create, staff, and run The Warming Center during the winter months of 2020-21. With the help of the city of Boise, we were able to find a building where our guests could be inside and socially distanced during the winter of Covid.

Daily, about 170 of our citizens spent time at the Warming Center. This was an incredible undertaking! Interfaith staffed the center during the week and we ran the shelter during the weekends.

2. Crush the Curve provided weekly Covid testing at the Warming Center.

3. The Meridian Food Bank, The Vineyard Church, and New Life Apostolic Church brought food to the Warming Center weekly (along with many, many volunteers)

4. Interfaith Sanctuary ran recovery groups three times a week at the Warming Center.

5. SHIP (Supportive Housing and Initiative Programs) ran a shuttle to and from the Warming Center

6. CATCH, Inc. Outreach workers came weekly to meet with guests that they are assisting in trying to get them connected to services and out of homelessness.

7. Family medicine Of Idaho ran one Covid vaccination clinic at the Warming Center, and ran one at Corpus Christi House

What a privilege it is to be one part of the web of services that support our homeless citizens. We know that we are just one part of the whole, and we give thanks daily for all of the good work done by other organizations in our community!

05/02/2021

A note about our volunteers from Marc Schlegel-Preheim, Operations Coordinator

One of the first times I volunteered at Corpus, I was fortunate to be working with a couple of long-time volunteers - two women who had been part of Corpus from the time it opened. It was getting later in our volunteer shift and there was a bit of a lull in the action. At this point in the life of Corpus there was a small family room partitioned off, and there were blocks and toys in there for kids to play with. These two volunteers went and got two huge tubs of legos, blocks, and toys and started washing them all, one-by-one, until every toy had been cleaned and sorted. I knew then that there was something unique about the commitment of the people who spent time at Corpus.

A couple years later another of the founding volunteers of Corpus passed away - she had been a part of Corpus from the beginning and came to serve twice a week for many years. She had so many long-term relationships with our guests that we rented a school bus to take people to her funeral service. I’ll never forget rolling up to her funeral in a big yellow school bus with thirty or forty of our guests. As those guests filed past her husband, shaking his hand or giving him a hug, I remember thinking to myself, “a busload of homeless citizens showing up to your funeral is surely the sign of a love-filled life.”

Our volunteers surely make Corpus what it is, a place where we strive to cherish everyone who walks through our doors. Thanks to all of you who have spent time with us at Corpus!

You can help support Corpus Christi House as part of Idaho Gives:
https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house

04/30/2021

Did you know? On a typical day at Corpus Christi House:
- 31 people take a shower
- 66 people check their mail
- 68 people eat a lunch
- 15 different people get a bus pass
- 500+ people use Corpus as their mailing address

Your generous donations and our wonderful volunteers make this possible. https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house

Support Corpus Christi House in #IdahoGives! | Idaho Gives 04/29/2021

Support Corpus Christi House in #IdahoGives! | Idaho Gives

Idaho Gives starts today! We are so lucky to be supported by our wonderful community. Please consider supporting Corpus Christi House in an effort to ease the burden of homelessness.

Support Corpus Christi House in #IdahoGives! | Idaho Gives I’m ready to support Corpus Christi House on April 29, 2021 during Idaho Gives. Learn more about Corpus Christi House and all the other organizations participating in #IdahoGives.

01/01/2021

Your generosity over the last 3 weeks has blown us away. We are SO CLOSE to our Avenues for Hope goal. There are 7 hours left to give. Can you help get us there? avenuesforhope.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house

12/31/2020

CCH Avenues 2020 Last Day

As 2020 comes to a close, so does our Avenues for Hope campaign. We are only $5,000 away from hitting our goal! Our 263 donors thus far will make it possible for us to provide warmth and shelter, meals, and transportation for those in our community that need it. Every dollar counts, make your donation via the link in bio, and help us reach our goal!

12/30/2020

Our 2020 Avenues for Hope campaign is over 90% funded! Tomorrow is the last day to give. Can you help us continue to provide our valuable services through 2021? As Boise's only daytime homeless shelter, our neighbors need us now more than ever. Show your support here >> https://buff.ly/372Ensw

12/29/2020

The redesigned Clothing area at Corpus Christi House

Here's a quick tour of the redesigned Clothing area at Corpus Christi House. Thank you all for your donations, volunteering and support. To support our fundraiser, give at https://www.avenuesforhope.org/organizations/corpus-christi-house

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Boise Homeless Warming Shelter
The redesigned Clothing area at Corpus Christi House
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Corpus Christi House in Boise, Idaho
Happy Thanksgiving from CCH
Warming Shelter Tour
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Everyday miracle
Please see the Corpus Christi House Response plan for Coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage Social Distancing and have ta...
Corpus Christi House Boise, ID
We are so thankful to groups like @thirdriverhealth for volunteering. We look forward to having you here on Friday!
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525 S Americana Blvd
Boise, ID
83702

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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