IHN (Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line)
November 01, 2021
IHN is part of Family Promise, a nationwide organization that provides shelter and support to families who are experiencing a temporary crisis in housing. For 25 years, Wayne Presbyterian Church (WPC) and other faith organizations on the Main Line host guest families for seven days—four to five times a year. During non-pandemic times, each hosting week at WPC involves about 50 volunteers to set up and take down classroom areas as private bedrooms for the guests, provide meals and clean linens, hospitality and stay overnight as chaperones. Food shopping, laundering, and publicity are additional activities volunteers help with. Criminal background and child abuse clearances are necessary for those having direct contact with the families. Visit their website to see how you might serve or contact Wayne Presbyterian Church Liaisons: Nancy Monahan, Susan Hirschman, or Leslie Dudt.