The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), collaboration between 32 local faith communities and Keystone, provides shelter and social services to sixteen or more homeless families each year from the Indian Valley of Montgomery County and Upper Bucks County. The IHN brings us together to help our guests regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity when life’s misfortunes happen: job loss, disability, fire, domestic violence, and more. Together we give 9000 hours of time each year to reduce homelessness and transform lives.
How the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) works:
1. Churches Extend Hospitality: One month a year two congregations (one each in Indian Valley and Upper Bucks) provide overnight lodging, a home cooked meal and hospitality. These churches become home for three to six families each night.
2. Daily Activities Happen at the Day Center:The Day Center is used as a home base for families to take care of life’s chores. Employed guests work during the day, while school aged children go to school.
3. Church Members Volunteer: Volunteers cook, serve meals, play with children, help with homework, stay overnight and provide transportation as needed to and from the day center. They interact with guests, treating them with respect and compassion.
4. Keystone Provides Social Services: Keystone Staff meets with the families to develop goals and monitor action steps: find housing, jobs, government assistance, get counseling, etc. Client education includes: job training, financial advising, parenting, and nutrition.
For more information about the Interfaith Hospitality Network please contact us.
To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, Adult Education classes in High School Equivalency, ESL, and ESL tutoring are now being conducted through distance learning. Family Literacy and Citizenship classes will resume at a later date. For details, click here.
To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, Food Pantry clients are being served by home delivery. For details, click here.
Food Donations accepted on Mondays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at our Main Street entrance of Keystone.
Fresh For All
Fresh For All is open every Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, clients will drive up for a contactless pickup.
To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, our Community Case Manager is conducting case management meetings via telephone. For details, click here.
To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, all housing programs are being operated remotely. For details, click here.
To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, our affordable housing clients are encouraged to stay home, and are able to pay rent online by clicking here.
To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, Keystone’s offices are closed to the public, but staff are still working.