Domestic Service Programs

Domestic Service ProgramsMississippi

‌In August 2005, the eye of Hurricane Katrina cut a path of destruction through the Gulf Coast and the effects are still being felt a decade later. Although the media has moved on and our attention falls on new issues, Sacred Heart University has made a long-term commitment to our friends in the region. The SHU community has sent a delegation to coastal Mississippi nearly every year since December 2005. During winter break, a SHU cohort works with the George County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity in Lucedale, Mississippi, rebuilding houses for Gulf Coast communities who are still in recovery. Groups also visit the Ninth Ward of New Orleans to learn more about the devastation and recovery of that community.

Applications are accepted in March of every year for upperclassmen, and in September for freshman applicants.

For more information on this program, email Arlete Carmona.

 

Domestic Service ProgramsNazareth Farm

Nazareth Farm is a Catholic community of volunteers, founded in 1979. They are devoted to developing relationships and eliminating sub-standard housing through home repair in Center Point, West Virginia. They’ve welcomed thousands of high school and college volunteers as well as families and adults to help with their mission. Nazareth Farm provides service in the area of home reconstruction and rehabilitation as well as other repairs. They bill clients only for materials used; there are no labor charges. Volunteer days are spent with the work site coordinators at the work sites doing jobs such as roofing, insulation, painting, dry walling or building porches. The SHU community sends a small cohort each year in May, the week after graduation.

Applications are accepted in March of every year for this program.

For more information on this program, email Arlete Carmona.