Community Partner Spotlight: St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church

St Ignatius volunteers
Left: Volunteers at Los Medanos village serving food during Holiday Party 2019. Right: Volunteers at Garden Park Apartments furnishing a unit for a new family. 

St. Ignatius of Antioch has supported Hope Solutions for over a decade. For the vibrant Catholic Christian Community located in Antioch, “worshipping as a community is central to [their] spiritual lives.” 

St. Ignatius of Antioch has partnered with Hope Solutions, formerly Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, in different ways. We are grateful for the St. Ignatius of Antioch community for the many ways they have supported our clients hosting the annual End of the Year BBQ and Holiday parties at Los Medanos Village. Brian McCoy has coordinated with Hope Solutions to bring celebration at the end of the school year to the children at Los Medanos Village. What started as a sandwich lunch for the kids grew into a full-blown BBQ over the years. For the past two years, due to COVID, St. Ignatius of Antioch has not been able to host the traditional BBQ, but made sure that the kids at Los Medanos Village are properly celebrated by providing goodie bags with fun treats and incentives.  

Most recently, St. Ignatius of Antioch partnered with Hope Solutions to furnish a unit at Garden Park Apartments for a new resident. The community came together to provide the necessary furnishings and housewares for a new family. Brian McCoy along with John Gonzalez, Kathleen Maasberg, Stephen Rojek, and Jose Perez staged the unit for the new family. Thanks to this wonderful team, the family of two, moved into their new furnished home. 

Hope Solutions is grateful for the continuous partnership with St. Ignatius of Antioch. We hope for many more fun-filled activities.