About Our Auction
Your support allows us to keep families together and off the street. Recently we had a father with two young kids come to us in his Hour of Need - having been denied state-funded shelter because he makes $100 over the salary limit. IHN provides the link in the social safety net for those that can't find or don't qualify for other shelter.
We accept any family, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual preference or make-up, as long as you have a child under 18. The IHN house has long provided the stability and safety for children and their families as the navigate, with the support of our Program Director and Case Manager, the process to get housing and work on the issues that caused them to experience homelessness. Each family has a different set of circumstances, and we work with each family individually as they are given financial literacy classes, organizational skills; job readiness skills - such as resume writing and mock interviews. 90% of our guests secure long-term, stable housing, with 75% of those maintaining it for 2 years or more.
COVID has presented its own fair share of challenges - both in terms of safety and in terms of the ability of our supporters to donate time and money. However, you all rose to the challenge, and we safely navigated 2020 and 2021, still placing families in housing successfully.
We cannot express to you fully how much your support keeps us going! Thank you for being a part of the 2022 Evening of Hope Online Auction!
About In the Hour of Need Family Shelter (IHN)
We are a privately-run and funded homeless shelter and support service organization for homeless families with children under 18. Your participation will make a meaningful difference in our community.
Guests at IHN’s shelter are homeless families who have been denied access to the state-funded shelter system. They have no place left to turn. Through our dedicated staff and broad network of approximately 1,000 volunteers from 28 faith-based congregations and the community at large, IHN provides housing and support to families in their greatest time of need. Over the past 26 years, IHN is proud to have sheltered 450 families, with 75% securing housing, and 90% of those maintaining it for at least 2 years.
IHN is unique in our approach to stem the problem of homelessness. The aim is to stabilize families, help them regain independence, and support their efforts to maintain self-sufficiency once they leave the program. The families’ needs are met through shelter, clothing, food, and personal hygiene products. The staff assists them in becoming self-reliant, finding housing and employment; working toward reducing debt; identifying the cause of their homelessness; classes including money management, employment skills, parenting, and nutritional health.
100% of your donation goes directly to fund our program! Thank you for your support!