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Harbor Roots Farm Shares Now Available for 2021 Season!

Harbor Roots Farm Shares Now Available for 2021 Season!

Dear friends, supporters, and customers, Harbor Roots Farm, the supportive employment program of Chaplains on the Harbor, is BACK for 2021– with vegetables for sale! You can now buy shares for yourself, or buy shares to donate to hungry people in our community. A lot has happened since our last season: we moved to a permanent farm site on 23 acres in the Chehalis River Valley, we started selling our vegetables at the Aberdeen Farmers Market, and we grew our

Chaplains on the Harbor Receives Group Health Grant

Chaplains on the Harbor Receives Group Health Grant

The Diocese of Olympia is very excited to announce that Chaplains on the Harbor has just received a three-year grant from Group Health Foundation for $165,000 per year. Added to a previous three-year grant of $75,000 a year, this brings their three-year total to $720,000. The funding will be used to expand COH’s paid apprenticeship positions for people getting off the street, out of jail, and in recovery from addiction. Apprentices will work at Harbor Roots Farm, growing food to

Chaplains on the Harbor: Keep Truckin’

Chaplains on the Harbor: Keep Truckin’

From Aaron Scott, Diocesan Missioner for Anti-Poverty Organizing and Chaplain and Organizer with Chaplains on the Harbor: Dear friends and family in Christ, It’s the end of the world and here we are fundraising for… a food truck. A food truck?! Like us, it’s neither fireproof nor bulletproof. But as hunger, homelessness, and displacement explode across our parish, we are faced with the clear need to make our ministry at Chaplains on the Harbor more mobile than ever. So much

Chaplains on the Harbor Update: Aberdeen City Council Stands Against Racism

Chaplains on the Harbor Update: Aberdeen City Council Stands Against Racism

In the wake of Chaplains on the Harbor’s recent confrontation with armed and hostile counter-protestors, the Aberdeen City Council–for the first time ever–issued a public statement condemning systemic racism and racial injustice. Included in the statement is an explicit recognition that, while legal, armed open-carry counter protesting has a chilling effect on people’s constitutionally protected right to freedom of assembly. The statement passed despite significant division within the council on these issues. You can read full coverage of the council’s

Aberdeen Camp Update

Aberdeen Camp Update

From Aaron Scott, Diocesan Missioner for Anti-Poverty Organizing: Yesterday the City of Aberdeen voted to shut down Grays Harbor County’s only sanctioned homeless encampment. This is the camp the city set up in response to two federal lawsuits last year, wherein Rev. Sarah Monroe stood as co-plaintiff with homeless residents of Aberdeen. Below is Chaplains on the Harbor’s public comment on the closure: “With regard to the Council’s proposed closure of the TASL (Temporary Alternative Shelter Location) by May 15th,

COVID-19 Response from Chaplains on the Harbor

COVID-19 Response from Chaplains on the Harbor

The following message comes from Chaplains on the Harbor: Dear friends, Chaplains on the Harbor will remain in operation through the COVID-19 outbreak, with the following changes: We have suspended worship services in Westport for the next two weeks. We will serve our Sunday dinners in Aberdeen as to-go meals only, to avoid gathering large groups of people. We are suspending visits to hospitals and jails unless in case of dire emergency to avoid spread of the disease. We will

Chaplains on the Harbor: An Appeal from the Rev. Sarah Monroe

Chaplains on the Harbor: An Appeal from the Rev. Sarah Monroe

From the Rev. Sarah Monroe: Dear Supporters of Chaplains on the Harbor, We are writing for your help. We need monthly supporters to stay open and continue our work. I started this ministry with a backpack of sandwiches and a $500 grant six and a half years ago. Five years ago, we opened a community center and then shelter in Westport. Four years ago, we started an apprenticeship program for people coming off the street and out of jail. Two

Chaplains on the Harbor: Farm Boost and Other News!

Chaplains on the Harbor: Farm Boost and Other News!

From Aaron Scott, Diocesan Missioner for Anti-Poverty Organizing:  Chaplains on the Harbor is seeking to prepare and expand our existing farming operation, Harbor Roots Farm, for the spring. Our crew of farm “apprentices” have leveled up and now work as regular staff year-round. Within the next five years, we plan to bring on 30 more paid apprentices from off the streets and out of jail. This means we need to grow and make room for them! We know that the

Bishop William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis Return to the Diocese of Olympia

Bishop William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis Return to the Diocese of Olympia

From Aaron Scott, Diocesan Missioner for Anti-Poverty Organizing: On March 20-21, the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Bishop William J. Barber – co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival – will return to the Diocese of Olympia. This visit is part of the campaign’s current 20+ state tour: “We Must Do M.O.R.E. National Tour: Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering, Educating people for a movement that votes!” Confronting the five interlocking evils of poverty, systemic racism, the war

Chaplains on the Harbor: Year End Appeal – Week 6

Chaplains on the Harbor: Year End Appeal – Week 6

From Aaron Scott, Diocesan Missioner of Anti-Poverty Organizing and Chaplain and Organizer with Chaplains on the Harbor: Dear family in Christ and in the struggle for survival and dignity for all people, We’re adding an extra week to our year end appeal, and we still need to raise $25,000 to finish the year! As individuals and as a team, we have come a long way in six years – from homelessness, from active addiction, from incarceration, from family separation, from