We recognize that poverty is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted response. We respond by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of thousands of volunteers. We provide food, shelter, and support services for homeless families. We provide advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless. And we educate people about poverty and the means to combat it.
In October, 2013 concerned community members of Bryan County assembled to discuss the possibility of establishing an affiliate of the national non-profit organization Interfaith Hospitality Network known as Family Promise. From this small gathering has sprung the grass roots efforts necessary to develop an organization capable of providing homeless children and their families the support needed to get them back on their feet again.
The Interfaith Hospitality Network brings various faith communities together to help families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. IHN is a collaborative partnership of congregations within our community helping families with children in our schools who are facing homelessness. This proven hospitality program offers a rewarding opportunity for volunteers of all faiths, ages, and abilities to be active in transforming lives.