- Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach: The UUCSF assists Maureen’s Haven throughout the winter, joining with many congregations to arrange volunteers for overnight hosting of homeless men on the East End. Our team is hosted by Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor, joined by Temple Adas Israel. We coordinate volunteers from Sunday afternoon through early Monday morning once a month: preparing beds, providing meals and hygiene supplies, greeting and serving our guests and sending them off with a hot breakfast and a packed lunch. Aside from the meals and beds, we share a warm, safe, hospitable space for our guests whose daily lives are filled with challenges. Volunteers are always needed and range from children to seniors and everything in between.
The UUCSF Free Pantry: The UUCSF Free Pantry is located at the entrance to the Meetinghouse and was opened in late 2019. This small pantry is open 24 hours a day and is accessed anonymously. No judgment about who needs our assistance. No limitation when people in need can visit the pantry. Volunteers from the congregation restock the pantry daily. Donations are from congregants and supplemented by a grant from our Outreach Committee. This concept has been well received and is a potential model for other institutions to help feed our local communities.