Thursday, November 29, 2007

CSM Nashville Partner Ministry Serves Homeless Families

From the Nashville City Paper, November 15, 2007

Safe Haven Focuses on the Family Side of Homelessness

As she walked in the front door of Nashville’s Safe Haven Family Shelter, the woman who held her daughter tightly by the hand could have been mistaken for one of the dozen prospective shelter volunteers.

And while it was clear she was of far more modest means than the crowd of business people who had just left, it wasn’t her clothes but her trepidation — and her daughter — that conveyed her real reason for coming to the shelter on Wednesday.

“Uh, yes, I need to speak to someone,” the woman, who asked not to be identified, said. She paused, sighed briefly and took a deep breath. “We’re… well, we’re homeless.”

Keep on reading...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

CSM San Francisco Bay Area Ministry Expands

CSM's capacity in the San Francisco Bay Area has just expanded! New housing opportunities in Oakland have enabled us to increase the number of serving groups we can accept at our SF Bay Area site. We are also growing the number of ministry opportunities throughout the Bay Area to further deepen our reach into the surrounding communities.
"We are very excited about this new opportunity," says Noel Becchetti, CSM's President. "Our new relationships with housing partners in the East Bay will equip us to better engage the San Francisco Bay Area for what it is--an urban region where opportunities for ministry, and the involvement of our groups, exist throughout the area. While we will continue to minister full-blast in San Francisco, our serving groups will be able to experience what God is doing in the area in a greater way.
"CSM groups in San Francisco are already serving at ministry sites in Oakland, Richmond, and other parts of the Bay Area. This expansion enables us to continue what we have been doing for the past eight years even more effectively."
For more information on how you can take advantage of our increased capacity, contact our home office at; for more specific questions, you can contact Andy or Heidi Fox, our SF Bay Area City Directors. They can be reached at Andy at and Heidi at

Monday, November 05, 2007

Great Indy Film of Karaoke Night on Skid Row!

Check out this GREAT independent film about Karaoke Night on Skid Row (hosted by Central City Community Outreach for LA's homeless). It's a wonderful peek into one of the ministries CSM partners with!