Twice annually, our parish serves as a host congregation for this ministry to the homeless. IHN is a private, nonprofit agency serving homeless families with children throughout Somerset County. Incorporated in 1992, the agency had its roots as an emergency shelter with a commitment to provide a permanent solution to homelessness. We host 4 homeless families for a week at a time.
For information about Interfaith Hospitality of Somerset County visit: http://www.ihnsc.org/
Time: Varies with each task. Participation includes set-up, cooking, socializing with guests, overnight volunteers, pantry donations, and much more.
Skills: A welcoming and warm presence for our guests.
Training: Attendance at a training session held at St. Charles Borromeo is required to interact with guests. Set-up and clean-up volunteers need not be trained.
Calendar Commitment: We host twice a year. Opportunities to assist at other host congregations are sometimes available. You choose your level of commitment.
IHN Hosting Dates at St. Charles:
June 9-16, 2019
August 18-25, 2019
“Longing for shelter, many are homeless; longing for warmth, many are cold. Make us your building, sheltering others; walls made of living stone. Christ be our Light!” Bernadette Farrell