Community Outreach
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This Year the San Diego CSL Centers will be having discussions after our services on the following topics.  These events are open to the public and will be an open conversation that will expand our ability to make our world a better place.  Click on the Logo to the left and you will be directed to additional information.  Om will be offering these topics on the highlighted months below.

Topic Schedule for 2019

  1. January: The America We Want to Be: Founding Aspirations

  2. February: Peace Building in the US

  3. March: Refugee Families and Zero Tolerance

  4. April: Climate Change

  5. May: Politics in Faith Communities

  6. June: Mental Health, Addiction, and Incarceration

  7. July: The Opportunity Gap

  8. August: United or Divided

  9. September: Free speech, Hate Speech, and Campus Life 

  10. October: Tolerance

  11. November: Relationships Over Politics: Connecting with Friends and Family

  12. December: Homelessness (Culture and Society)

Supporting Our Homeless Youth

We hear a lot about the homeless population in San Diego, especially families with children and veterans.  But an often invisible and underserved group is "transitional aged youth"--those between the ages of 17 and 25.


Urban Street Angels, a non-profit organization, works to provide immediate services and supplies to such young people, through a Tuesday night shelter in North Park (offering dinner, haircuts, showers, clothing and hygiene supplies, medical attention, community referrals, and a safe place to sleep); as well as a Friday night outing in Ocean Beach, offering dinner and supplies.  The Tuesday night shelter is limited to 23 young people and is very often filled to capacity.


But the organization's intention is "a hand up, not a hand out."  The overnight shelter allows volunteers to begin to establish relationships and rebuild trust with the guests, many of whom are given the opportunity, when they are ready, to become involved with 8West, a program that provides housing (funded by the County of San Diego) and employment in a high-end bar soap business.   For More information contact REv. Jerry Troyer directly 

at www.urbanstreetangels.org and www.8west.org.

Help Out With Shoes

Most Americans admit to having more stuff than they use on a daily, even yearly, basis. Shoes and clothes lay un-worn in the bottom of drawers and baskets. But what good is doing other than taking up space? Are these truly sentimental items or are you just too busy to deal with them?   The  Shoes With Heart, a project we collected gently worn, used and new shoes. This footwear assisted in an amazing economic boost by creating micro-enterprise opportunities in developing nations like Haiti and many parts of Latin America and Africa. Instead of holding onto the items we no longer wear or use, Shoes with a Heart gives them new life and repurpose them to change lives in remote communities around the globe.  Last year Om Collected over 2200 pairs of shoes from the local community and our congregants. The majority of the shoes were cleaned up, recycled and re-distributed to those in need all over the world.   ​

In 2019 Om Center for Spiritual Living will be offering many different ways to participate in Community Outreach in our local community.  If you would like to be a part of this committee fill out the form below and it will be forwarded to Rev. Suzette directly.