The church in Kobe has got a center known as Catholic Social Action Center (CSAC), which caters to the needs of people, especially the poor. In this place everyday you will see some homeless. During the day they come here just to relax. By evening they leave the place and go to a park to spend the night. CSAC gives them food (three times a week) and materials like clothes, blankets etc. It also provides them medical treatment, hair cut, shower and laundry facilities.
Every Wednesday in the evening some volunteers gather at CSAC. They get divided into small groups and go to different parts of Kobe city to visit the homeless from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. During this time they distribute soup, rice balls and some portable body warmers etc. to the homeless.
Many foreigners living in Kobe area come to CSAC to study Japanese. There are for about ten volunteers who teach Japanese to people from different countries. They also conduct an international cultural exchange program. CSAC is connected to Kobe NGO network for foreigners. This helps foreigners to get some advice and assistance.
Rooms at this Center are available for AA & NA meetings, study session etc. Practically everyday there is some activity in this place, and the church in Kobe is very much alive!
Take a look at the chart (an illustration) for further reference.