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The mission of the Community of Caring is to meet basic human needs in a loving way.
Programs and Services
We started one of the first free Thanksgiving meals in Erie. Now we serve more than 60,000 meals a year to our residents and to the community at large.
COC provides a safe place where homeless persons can get shelter and a fresh start with compassion and respect. Last year Community of Caring provided 15,068 nights of shelter for 243 unduplicated persons.
The MaryRose Sanctuary, an emergency shelter for women.
Finally Home Shelter + Care, a permanent supportive housing program.
Other programs include:
Food Pantry distribution three times a week. This includes the area's only Food Pantry specifically for diabetics.
A community center in the heart of the inner city. This is the site of the free Sunday Family Dinner; the summer program for children and teens; and other educational and community activities.