Nearly 15 years ago, St Boniface church in San Francisco began opening their doors for homeless people in need of shelter. The effort was started by Father Louis Vitale of the church,and community activist Shelly Roder,in 2004 and is known as the Gubbio project.
Hundreds of people each day pass through the church,using the pews to sleep on, and getting blanket from the staff.
”No question are asked when our guest walk into the churches; in an effort to remove all barriers to entry, there are no sign-in sheets or intake forms. No one is ever turned away; all are wqelcomed, respected and treated with dignity,” according to the Gubbio project website.