727 Harvard Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Delco Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network
Family Promise - also known as Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) - brings the faith community together to help homeless families (40% of the homeless population) regain their housing, their independence and their dignity. IHN is a partnership of congregations, including SPC, that provides shelter, meals and support services to these families. To learn more, please visit IHN's website:
SPC supports IHN by hosting the families in the church four weeks out of each year. During these weeks, volunteers provide dinners and fellowship and spend the night with our guests. Families typically arrive around 5:45pm each evening. Dinner is served family-style and the evening hours include playtime for the children and time getting to know the families. Volunteer overnight hosts usually arrive around 8 pm and stay until morning, when guests can prepare light breakfasts and sack lunches before returning to the IHN home base at the day center in Brookhaven.
2017 Host Weeks for SPC
May 28-June 4, June 25-July 1, July 2-July 9, October 22-29
To find out more about what goes on for both IHN families and hosts, please read about a Typical Host Week (pdf file).
To sign up as a volunteer during our next week of hosting, visit the IHN page on the SPC Members' site
at IHN (permission required - if you have not yet registered, please go to Member Login). If you are moved to provide financial assistance to IHN, please view our Designated Gifts webpage for instructions. For more information, please contact our co-chairs (Bob Hall, Charlotte Hall, Mary McCoy, or Dorrie McGrath) at (firstname.lastname@example.org). Individual phone and email contact info can be found in our congregation directory (login required).
Interfaith Hospitality Network
"for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”