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Special Collection Envelope: Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN)

Special Collection Envelope: Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN)

Since our founding in 1991, Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) has moved 325 families—910 individuals— from homelessness to stability. We have grown our network further with the expansion of our network into Northeast Philadelphia in 2012.

The PIHN program provides assessment and referrals, emergency housing, supportive service and transitional housing. Equipped with new skills and relationships, 92% of our families do not return to shelter programs after their PIHN experience.

We offer a safe and child-friendly alternative to more chaotic public shelter settings, allowing families to remain intact. Because we are small, we accommodate intact couples, single father households, adolescent boys, as well as single women with children. We strongly emphasize taking a holistic approach to rebuilding from homelessness. We are proud that our guests call us “the shelter that’s more like a home.”

Our hospitality network is comprised of over 1,500 caring volunteers, 48 congregations, concerned citizens of the community, community businesses, and institutions, and we are growing! There is space in our network for you and your congregation or organization, in this richly rewarding service to your neighbors.

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