Guiding Families Towards Home
Ways you can help the homeless

Ways To Get Involved

Interfaith Hospitality Network depends on the generosity of individuals, congregations, and local businesses to continue their mission of helping families exit homelessness and re-enter the dream of permanent housing. Here are some ways you can help us. We hope you’ll join our network of caring friends.


Spread the word:

  • Attend or schedule an informational tour at our Family Center to learn more about IHN. Bring your friends, colleagues or congregants.
  • Talk to your fellow congregants or community group about opportunities for service.
  • Talk to your clergy about joining our network of Essex County congregations as a host site or support congregation.


  • Get involved at your church or synagogue when they’re hosting IHN families.
  • Hold quarterly drives for our wish list items.
  • Hold a fund raising event to benefit IHN.
  • Help us plan a special event for our families.


  • Money
  • Items from our wish list.
  • Your services.
  • Connect us to your corporate foundation.

Multiply the Impact of Your Gift:

Your company may match employee contributions to Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County. Here’s how to take part:
  • Contact  your company’s human resources department and ask if they match employee gifts.
  • Print or request your company's matching gift form or submit via your workplace system. Review the program guidelines to see whether Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County is eligible.
  • Mail completed form to IHN. We'll handle the rest, and the company will send its matching donation directly to IHN.
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"Frankly I have to ask myself who benefits more, the homeless or our volunteers. Either way, I have come to regard the program as essential to the values we teach and are supposed to practice. "
A volunteer