SHIP is a team effort by committed volunteers from the community
guided by the SHIP Program Manager and SHIP Board Members. SHIP
provides various programs including a weekday breakfast/brown bag
lunch program, and a weekend fellowship dinner program. SHIP relies on the local community for financial
support and receives no government funding.
(Summit Helping Its People)
In 1990 the Summit Interfaith Clergy Fellowship formed an ecumenical
task force of clergy, public officials and concerned citizens. Its
goal was to assist homeless and at-risk homeless not served by other
programs in the immediate area with additional support services
made available as needed.
To feed the homeless and at-risk homeless people in Summit and
assist participants in obtaining additional support services.
The SHIP programs are administered by the Board and the Board hires
a Program Manager to oversee the day to day activities and
operations. The Board consists of community volunteers and meets
approximately 10 times each year at 8.15 am on the first Thursday of
every month, excluding July and August. The Board Chair presides at
Board Meetings and represents SHIP within the community. In
addition, there is a Vice Chair, a Secretary, a Corresponding
Secretary, and a Treasurer. Various committees are established by
the Board as appropriate.