Who We Serve
Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line, an Affiliate of Family Promise, serves homeless families with children and single women. Our families include infants, children, and teenagers. The majority of our families are single mothers with children.
Before becoming homeless our families/single women have been working, paying their bills, and paying their rent. Then something unexpected happens, such as a healthcare crisis or the loss of a job. Suddenly they find themselves without enough money to cover their bills and, given the high cost of housing in our region, they then lose their housing.
Homelessness disrupts virtually every aspect of a family’s life, occasionally damaging the physical and/or emotional wellbeing of all the family members. It interferes with a child’s education and development, and frequently results in the separation of family members.
It is a devastating experience.
Our families/single women have lost their housing and exhausted their resources. They come into our programs with very little material possessions and very little hope. We provide them with the hope and help they need to rebuild their lives.