For Guests

  • Safe, homelike shelter where families can stay together.
  • Guests cite the caring of volunteers as one of the most important benefits; “I never knew so many people cared.”
  • Intensive case management to assist in finding housing and jobs and meeting other needs.
  • Guest families secure long-term housing.


For Volunteers

  • Opportunity to help homeless families directly; to make a difference.
  • Opportunity to do outreach within their own congregation or a nearby location.
  • Wide range of volunteer activities to vary schedules and levels of commitment.
  • Opportunity for families to volunteer together.


For Congregations

  • Opportunity for meeting the needs of people in the community.
  • Opportunity for participation in the community interfaith project.
  • Increased sense of community among members as they share the effort.


For Community

  • Cost-efficient mobilization of community resources.
  • Does not duplicate services already in the community; works with social service agencies to provide counseling, job training, help with housing search, etc.
  • Does not institutionalize shelter as a solution to homelessness.
  • Becomes a catalyst for other community initiatives, such as job counseling, parenting workshops, transitional housing, etc.