Avondale Samaritan Place is a joint vision of Avondale and Canterbury United Methodist Churches for outreach in the Avondale Community.
A little over 2 years ago our two churches formed Avondale Samaritan Place to be a “Community Hub for Christian Service.” Housed in the newly-renovated Avondale UMC gymnasium building, ASP brings together people from Canterbury, Avondale, and the surrounding community to facilitate the sort of connections between neighbors (businesses included!) that improve everyone's life.
The work of ASP focuses particularly on helping people who are on the margins. We provide home repair work for those who can't afford it; we provide social workers and healthcare support to seniors; and we provide over $1500 a week in food assistance to food-insecure individuals in our area. As our community continues to grow, be revitalized, and transform, we see our work through ASP as a key to helping everyone experience the excitement of living in Avondale.