A Catholic Church allows homeless people to sleep inside their chapel

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A story has been recently shared online featuring a church that took care and accepted homeless people living in their vicinity.

According to an article published by elitereaders website, San Francisco’s St. Bonifacio church accommodates about 225 homeless individuals every day inside their chapel.

Reports also said that this good deed was done in cooperation with The Gubbio Project, which aims to address the growing number of homeless people in the neighborhood of Tenderloin, San Francisco.

The Gubbio Project was reportedly founded in 2004 by community activist Shelly Roder and Father Louis Vitale.

“No questions are asked when our guests walk into the churches; in an effort to remove all barriers to entry, there are no sign-in sheets or intake forms. No one is ever turned away; all are welcomed, respected and treated with dignity.” The official website stated

The article also said that on a daily basis, the church uses 1/3 of the sanctuary for masses, while around 2/3 was used by the Gubbio to accommodate those who are in need.

Photo from The Gubbio Project / Facebook

Aside from giving them a place to sleep, the church also gives blankets, socks, some hygiene kits, and free massage.

Source: Elite Readers

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