Interfaith Hospitality Network

The Interfaith Hospitality Network is an organization devoted to providing shelter, meals and comprehensive assistance to homeless families as they return to a more stable life.  There are currently 47 faith communities who work in partnership to provide basic needs and emergency shelter when the families enter the network.  St. Luke’s is one of these partner faith communities.

The families are required to meet with a social worker through the Family Stabilizer Counselor Program.  They work with them for one year and assist them with employment and permanent housing.  They also attend life skills training classes regarding financing, parenting, rental and legal issues.

This is an extraordinary program that helps families that are homeless get back to a stable and productive life.  Churches work together to host and feed the families for a week at a time, four times a year.  St. Luke’s volunteers can prepare dinner for the families, be a host for the evening, or transport the children to and from school.  All volunteers must complete a two hour training session.

If you are interested in being part of this effort, contact Sandy H. at 288-2469 or stlukes@stlukesepiscopal.org.

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