“The Pope Francis Center is the epitome of love and acceptance. I’ve been working with the center for the past two years in homeless medical outreach. The staff and the guests have become members of my family. We have a mutual respect and understanding of each other. Everyone needs a little extra help at various points in our lives, and the Pope Francis is the crutch that helps people get back on their feet. The staff works in a collaborative partnership with clients, donors, volunteers, board members, and fellow staff members to establish deep connections in order to make a significant change in the lives of those in need. They dive into the hearts of the community to help the most vulnerable in their time of need.”
-Asha Shajahan, MD
“Working with Covenant Community Care to provide healthcare in Detroit for those who need it most for the past 12 years, I have interacted with many different agencies. Some have been casual encounters, others have been partnerships. None have exceeded the level of professional and compassionate care provided by the Pope Francis Center. Everyone who tries to help the poorest of the poor quickly realizes how comprehensive a challenge this is, because the issues are multi-layered and complex. It is tempting to give up in the face of such challenges and become complacent, resigned to a fatalism that tells us, ‘there’s nothing more you can do.’ I am inspired by the PFC because they are never satisfied with what they’ve done in the past; they are constantly looking for ways they can do more for their friends experiencing homelessness. They are committed to the relentless pursuit of something better. They are professional in how they go about their mission. They treat everyone with respect. And they do it all with joy and grace. It is a pleasure to know them and wade together in the deep waters of serving the poorest of the poor. I could go on and on! Jesus is proud of the ways they carry out His mission in Detroit.”
-Jeff Hunt, M. Div.