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.
Click here to view the 2013 Schedule of Events
2013 Cardboard Box City
Please click here to register online and bring the signed Rocky Mt College disclaimer with your registration money to the day center.
Interfaith Hospitality 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!!
2012 Facts & Figures
- 369 calls for services
- 23 families in Network, 72 individuals
- 17 children age 5 or under
- 52% of families headed by single mothers
- Average stay in Network was 72 days
- 75% of families moved into their own homes!
- All four transitional housing units occupied throughout the year
- Two families successfully moved from IHN transitional apartments to permanent housing
- Aftercare services to dozens of "graduated" families
- 60% of individuals served were children
- 24 congregations
- 1400 volunteers
- 20,000 hours of volunteer service