Church opens door to 225 hungry homeless people to sleep overnight – offers them blankets and massages

Homelessness is a major issue around the world that simply can’t be neglected. In some cities, homelessness is almost domintaed. In USA, San Francisco is one of these cities, with a whopping  7,000 homeless people on its streets.

Compared to other homeless populations, that’s a lot! and this puts the so-called “City of Love” in the national top ten for homeless population.

To put the number into perspective, roughly half a million people are currently homeless in the U.S. The fact that there are so many homeless individuals living in such a dense area makes for a very difficult problem to solve.

Thankfully, some good samaritans and people with hearts of gold are doing whatever they can to help remedy the desperate situation.

Flickr / Mussi Katz

Desperation can at times lead to desperate measures. Unfortunately, San Francisco’s high homelessness rate means crime is up to.

With only the wealthy able to afford housing (it’s said that to live comfortably in San Francisco, you need a whopping minimum $123,000 annual income) thousands are being left to roam the streets, unable to adequately house, feed or clothe themselves.

Unsurprisingly, social services are stretched very tight in the city, with many of the needy unable to receive hot meals or even safe places to sleep.

Thankfully, some good samaritans are taking action.


The Gubbio Project has one clear mission: to help provide the homeless with locations where they can sleep and eat.

These locations house an average 225 homeless people a night, don’t ask anyone to sign in, and provide food and additional care and treatment to the vulnerable.

The Gubbio Project works out of two churches: the Saint Boniface Church and Saint John’s Apostical Church.


In both locations, care and kindness is consistently on offer.

To meet a few of the many homeless people that have found shelter, care, and kindness from the goods folks at the Gubbio Project.

If you want to learn more about the Gubbio project and their amazing story, watch the video below:

The Gubbio Project from Racquel Gonzales on Vimeo.

Let us know your thoughts about this project? Do you agree? Do you have any other solutions to help these people in need?

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