Field Education Sites

Renewal House

P.O. Box 919
Boston, MA 02120
Phone: (617) 277-4194
Fax: (617) 566-4002
Web address: www.uuum.org
Email: susanrhd@yahoo.com

Contact Person(s):

Rev. Susan Chorley

Organization Description:

Renewal House, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, is a shelter for individuals and families who have fled domestic violence. The program offers temporary emergency shelter and advocacy to those who have experienced violence in their living situation. Men, women and GLBT identified individuals are welcome in our program. Cooperative living, mutual support and ministry in a multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-religious environment are important dimensions of the healing program.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

Skills or qualities expected are emotional maturity, responsibility and the ability to relate to persons of different gender, sexual orientation or racial and cultural backgrounds. The role of the student will be worked out with the supervisor. In the past students have been asked co-facilitate a weekly support or spirituality group, and to do advocacy work with particular guests. Advocacy includes dealing with issues of housing, emergency assistance, child care, court advocacy and/or with systemic advocacy involving outreach and education to various groups (including churches) on the issues pertaining to domestic violence. Bilingual students encouraged to apply: Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian Creole.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning

Supervision:

The student will meet regularly with the supervisor. Emphasis is on the effective growth of the student personally and in ministry.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: work study

Additional Notes: Renewal House is accessible on the Green E and Orange Lines.

Internship is open to men and women.

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