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Interfaith Hospitality Network of Yellowstone County is now Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley.
- Family Promise is a shorter, more memorable name that is shared with our national office and hundreds of other U.S. affiliates.
- Changing from "County" to "Yellowstone Valley" reflects the larger area in which we work to serve families.
- It is important, however, that we maintain our core program of helping homeless families achieve sustained independence. The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), the original program model uniting our diverse and dedicated faith community to provide housing, food and caring hospitality, will remain known as IHN.
Family Promise Network depends on our volunteers 365 days a year. You make our program for homeless families possible. Without you IHN families would be staying in motels a night at a time until their money runs out, couch surfing with relatives until they are kicked out, sleeping in their cars, and even on the street. Because of you, our families are fed, sheltered, and cared for in your churches, and 75% of IHN families successfully move into their own homes. We estimate that IHN volunteers have donated over 140,000 hours since we hosted our very first family in November 2004!!!
THANK YOU for all you do for our families!!!
The latest good news is that another family has moved from the Network into transitional housing. Tatiana and Matt and their three children moved into the three bedroom apartment. We congratulate them on moving into their own home! They worked hard to achieve it. Congratulations also to Samara their oldest daughter who is in second grade. Samara is our top reader among IHN kids, and has turned in 18 book reports in four months!!
2013 Facts & Figures
- 282 calls for service
- 54 individuals in Network and growing rapidly!
- 30 children ranging from infancy to 17 years of age
- Aftercare services include dozens of "graduated families." Graduated families include Families that have moved into their own permanent housing arrangements but still Utilize our programs and receive case management from Family Promise
- 25 congregations
- Over 1400 volunteers
- 5639 volunteer hours
- 591 volunteer hours for the board
- 16 new families have entered the program
- The average stay in network was 71 days
- 75% of the families where headed by single parents
- 70% of individuals served were children
- 20,000 hours of volunteer service
- 85% of the families head of household was employed full-time within 28 days of entering the network