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  • Philadelphia Interfaith

    (PIHN) Hospitality Network

    An affiliate of Family Promise

    2013 ANNUAL REPORT

  • As we move into 2014, Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN),

    boasts a new name and an enhanced logo. Why the change? Our Board decid-

    ed to take out the word “Northwest” as we have expanded to other neighbor-

    hoods in Northeast Philadelphia . We also added “an affiliate of Family Prom-

    ise” emphasizing our strong connection with our parent organization. .

    At the heart of our work, we recognize the promise that each family holds to pro-

    vide a safe and nurturing home for their children. We believe that the horrific

    cycle of homelessness can end, but it will take all of us working together to find

    longer term solutions to support the well-being of our neighbors. .

    Since our founding in 1991, Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network has

    helped 325 Philadelphia families (910 individuals) achieve stability. In 2012, we expanded into Northeast

    Philadelphia, forging ahead to create safe, local emergency housing for families in need. Today, our combined

    networks in Northeast and Northwest Philadelphia engage 47 congregations and over 1,500 volunteers, in-

    cluding many alumni of our program. We have also expanded our services, focusing on continued support for

    alumni after their stay with us. This additional support helps families living on the edge financially to remain in

    their homes by offering services designed to stretch tight budgets and increase self-sufficiency. Today, PIHN is

    much more than the emergency housing program we were when we opened our doors 23 years ago. We take

    pride in the creative and holistic programs we have developed. .

    We have intentionally kept the program personal and focused on quality -- nurturing the success of every indi-

    vidual family member. Our style is faith-inspired, pragmatic, and “up close and personal,” bringing volunteers

    and families together to learn from one another. Although many of our families have experienced profound

    trauma, the warmth and connection provided by volunteers and staff help families envision success. These

    personal connections, combined with valued services and material supports, are probably the reasons over

    70% of the families we have housed continue to stay in touch, and over 90%, despite great odds, never return

    to the shelter system. .

    None of the work that Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network

    does could happen without the support of a caring community of in-

    dividuals and partner organizations who provide financial resources,

    volunteer time and material donations. During 2013, we struggled

    with the bankruptcy of our landlord/partner organization and the ex-

    pense of recreating all formerly shared business systems. It is the

    generosity of community kept our doors open and our programs

    growing! We now look back and realize how we, like the families we

    serve, were literally one check away from losing our base of opera-

    tion. We can attest that the individuals, businesses, foundations and

    organizations mentioned in this report is the reason that the Phila-

    delphia Interfaith Hospitality Network’s doors remain open. It is truly

    a collective effort, demonstrating the care for our neighbors with

    each act of kindness.

    With gratitude to our wonderful community!

    .

    Executive Director Rachel Falkove

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  • Raymond Torres, PresidentRaymond Torres, PresidentRaymond Torres, PresidentRaymond Torres, President

    Shirlyn Swann, Vice PresidentShirlyn Swann, Vice PresidentShirlyn Swann, Vice PresidentShirlyn Swann, Vice President

    Robert Rossman, TreasurerRobert Rossman, TreasurerRobert Rossman, TreasurerRobert Rossman, Treasurer

    Jim Thompson, SecretaryJim Thompson, SecretaryJim Thompson, SecretaryJim Thompson, Secretary

    Micky AbrahamMicky AbrahamMicky AbrahamMicky Abraham

    Cheryl BarberCheryl BarberCheryl BarberCheryl Barber

    Helene BroitmanHelene BroitmanHelene BroitmanHelene Broitman

    Bob BusserBob BusserBob BusserBob Busser

    Larry DiFrancoLarry DiFrancoLarry DiFrancoLarry DiFranco

    Beryl EvansBeryl EvansBeryl EvansBeryl Evans

    Jimmy GreenJimmy GreenJimmy GreenJimmy Green

    Anne GwynnAnne GwynnAnne GwynnAnne Gwynn

    Jascinthe HenryJascinthe HenryJascinthe HenryJascinthe Henry

    Deb KishDeb KishDeb KishDeb Kish----Silver MSWSilver MSWSilver MSWSilver MSW

    Christopher Lins, Esq.Christopher Lins, Esq.Christopher Lins, Esq.Christopher Lins, Esq.

    Armina McElvene, MSWArmina McElvene, MSWArmina McElvene, MSWArmina McElvene, MSW

    Jim ThompsonJim ThompsonJim ThompsonJim Thompson

    Aislyn WashingtonAislyn WashingtonAislyn WashingtonAislyn Washington

    Rev. Amy Yoder McGloughlinRev. Amy Yoder McGloughlinRev. Amy Yoder McGloughlinRev. Amy Yoder McGloughlin

    2013-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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    NORTHWEST NETWORK

    Host Congregations:Host Congregations:Host Congregations:Host Congregations:

    Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting

    First Presbyterian Church in Germantown

    First United Methodist Church of Germantown

    Flourtown Presbyterian Church

    Germantown Jewish Centre

    Germantown Mennonite Church

    Germantown Seventh Day Adventist Church

    Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia

    Mishkan Shalom

    New Covenant Church

    Oak Lane Presbyterian Church

    St Paul’s Episcopal Church

    St Raymond Catholic Church

    St Timothy’s Episcopal Church

    Second Baptist Church of Germantown

    Unitarian Society of Germantown

    Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration .

    CoCoCoCo----HostHostHostHost Congregations:Congregations:Congregations:Congregations:

    Abington Friends Meeting

    Annunciation Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church

    Christ Ascension Lutheran Church

    Church of the Good Shepherd

    Creshiem Valley Church

    Enon Tabernacle Church

    Falls of Schuykill Presbyterian Church

    First Presbyterian Church in Springfield

    Germantown Community Presbyterian Church

    Germantown Friends Meeting

    Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church

    Jewish Children’s Folkshul

    Leverington Presbyterian Church

    Mt Airy Presbyterian Church

    Our Mother of Consolation Catholic Church

    Roxborough Presbyterian Church

    St Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church

    Summit Presbyterian Church

    NORTHEAST NETWORK

    Host Congregations:Host Congregations:Host Congregations:Host Congregations:

    All Saint’s Episcopal Church

    Faith Lutheran Church

    Saint David’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

    Fox Chase United Methodist Church

    Frankford Memorial United Methodist Church

    Oxford Circle Mennonite Church

    Oak Lane Presbyterian Church

    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

    Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church

    St. Raymond of Penafort Catholic Church

    Supporting Congregations:Supporting Congregations:Supporting Congregations:Supporting Congregations:

    Bethel - The Church at Franklin Mills

    Byberry Friends Meeting

    Crescentville United Methodist Church

    Grace Presbyterian Church

    St. Domenick Catholic Church

    St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Tabor Lutheran Church

    St. Sicillia’s Catholic Church

    St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Jenkintown

    United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd

    United Methodist Church of the Redeemer

  • EMERGENCY SERVICES: HELP FOR FAMILIES IN CRISIS

    PIHN volunteers logged 15, 126 15, 126 15, 126 15, 126

    volunteer hours working with our families.

    What this means is that volunteers cooked,

    hosted and shared meals, and stayed over-

    night at host congregations to make our

    guests feel welcome.

    Staff provided material supports for 133 133 133 133

    families and emergency housing

    counseling for 275 275 275 275 households.

    PIHN provided year-round shelter for 23

    families, (31 adults and 39 children; 7,055 7,055 7,055 7,055

    bed nights) .

    Volunteers helped coordinate these services. By bringing

    volunteers and guests together, friendships are built. An informal

    mentoring relationship is established.

    22,000 22,000 22,000 22,000 meals were provided for families in shelter, including healthy

    breakfasts and after-school snacks.

    187 187 187 187 children and youth received clothing: diapers, infant and toddler

    clothes, back-to-school clothing, school uniforms and athletic activity

    wear, winter coats, mittens and other essential personal items.

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    $12,993.18 $12,993.18 $12,993.18 $12,993.18 in SEPTA fares were provided to parents to

    ensure they and their children reached work and school

    safely.

    Increased material contributions such as furniture required

    us to transport donated items directly to families or to

    temporary storage.

    137 137 137 137 children received back-to-school packages, including

    book bags

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