In the United States, 1 in 19 children experiences homelessness before reaching age 6. These children live in communities across the country, where their neighbors are unaware that family homelessness is happening in their backyard. The impact of homelessness for children extends far beyond a lack of housing. They are 8-9 times more likely to repeat a grade, 3 times more likely to be placed in special education programs, and 7 times more likely to commit suicide.
This October 25th, we are asking for your financial partnership to end the homeless crises for children and their families in our community
Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line will be taking part in Family Promise Giving Day, 24 hours of giving to help families in our community that is experiencing homelessness. 100% of your donation will go directly to IHN-ML to support the work that we do and the families we serve. The event is sponsored by Family Promise, the national organization of shelters like IHN-Main Line that partner with congregations to provide emergency housing and support to families in crisis.
24 Hours of Giving is Coming in…
Every year 600,000 families with 1.35 million children experience homelessness in the United States, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, accounting for almost 50% of the nation’s homeless. Typically, families become homeless as a result of some unforeseen financial crisis – a medical emergency, a car accident, a death in the family – that prevents them from being able to hold on to housing.
Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line (IHN) provides a caring and positive environment for homeless families while they design and implement a plan to break the cycle of homelessness in their lives. Using area congregations and the energy of several hundred community volunteers, IHN is dedicated to helping families who seek to be accountable, resilient, and strive for a better tomorrow.
What We Do
IHN is a nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless families in Montgomery County achieve lasting independence.
IHN provides the following services for homeless families:
- Emergency Shelter
- Case Management
- Life Skills
- Training & Education
- Job Coaching
IHN – Main Line welcomes in-kind donations.