Our Congregation’s Host Week for IHN is coming up! January 20 – 26, 2018

 

Check out the volunteer sign up board in Fellowship Hall on Sunday requesting a dinner and overnight host for the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) at 91 June Street, Worcester.  The IHN of Greater Worcester works in partnership with the faith community to provide shelter and assistance to families with children who are homeless. The program’s primary goals are to assist families in increasing their income and to help them secure permanent housing, while providing the critical support services necessary for them to succeed.  IHN of Greater Worcester serves families who do not qualify for state-funded Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter through the Department of Housing and Community Development; making it a critical program in the community safety net for families that are homeless.

The shelter is not staffed in the evening and that is where we come in.  The congregation provides $300 in grocery money for the week and we will gratefully accept donations for groceries.  The guests will cook dinner; we provide a side dish to share and companionship for the evening.  Our overnight person provides companionship and an overnight presence for the guests.  Please speak to me, Dianne Mann, or Robin Mitzcavitch for further information or to sign up.  If you have not volunteered in the past, we will team you up with an experienced volunteer.  Check out their website for more information:  http://www.ihnworcester.org/

Thank you for your support. – Sue Neaz

 

Or click here to donate: http://bit.ly/IHNUUCW