Ways to Help ISP in San Diego

In 1998, Jesuit Father Bill Creed and community activist Ed Shura decided to bring the timeless insights of Ignatius of Loyola to the homeless of Chicago. They combined the teachings of Ignatius with the language of the 12 step programs and developed a retreat format that could have effects in the lives of the homeless. Their program, which they called the Ignatius Spirituality Project, grew beyond Chicago. By the end of the first decade in this new century, ISP leaders laid plans to extend the movement to over 30 cities across the nation.

In 2012, we formed teams in San Diego to offer these spiritual retreats for those in transition from the streets to permanent housing. Since then, we've offered retreats twice a year for both men and women.