Once the mission is over, volunteers are invited to spend the first days of their return at the Blessed John-Paul II Brooklyn house. This can be a helpful transitional stage in returning to daily life in the United States.
Heart’s Home also wishes to continue its relationship with past volunteers by organizing an annual alumni weekend in Brooklyn. This weekend is engineered to promote the continuation of compassionate living in whatever state of life former volunteers find themselves. The experience of once again being among fellow members of the Heart’s Home family allows the alumni to share stories and enjoy communion with one another.
For those who hear a calling to a more substantial commitment, membership in the St Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity is an option. This renewable three-year commitment is a public profession of one’s desire to continue living the charism of compassion in a more concrete way. Members of the Fraternity are expected to pray a daily rosary, consecrate existing responsibilities to the compassionate service of God and contribute to the continued growth of Heart’s Home. Membership, however, is not restricted to former volunteers but open to all those who express an interest.