Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network Inc

Rating: 4.86 stars   71 reviews

Issues: Religion

Location: 7047 Germantown Ave Philidelphia PA 19119 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

NPIHN is the best shelter i have ever had the experince of being a volunteer at and the only shelter that i have been a participant of. When i came into the program I didnt know what to expect. I had heard so many horror stories about how people had to share familes with 4 & 5 other familes...stories of beint talked down to and or turning a blind eye to what was going wrong in the program. there wasnt any issue of that sort at NPHIHN. I truly apreciate everything that was done for me and my daughters and that is why I have no problems returning the favor.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally experienced the results of this program by recieving somewhere to get myself together so i can succeed better in life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If i had to make a change it would be, more money for the staff workers. And to be able to hire more staff so they would be able to serve more families.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

I found this group through phone calls to other agencies.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My family migrated in the US about two years ago and the NIHPN helped us settle and navigate our way though the system (logistic, customized school education, useful social services, discounts on many products and exernal services, registration and participation in many summer camps, redistribution of lot of furniture, tutoring of the kids, help with with taxes, and much more. NIHPN truly showe God's blessings upon countless families, thereby restores hope and faith in a better future.
As a parent of a big household, I could have never made it by myself. Thank you to you, Rachel, and to your wonderful and committed team.

Albert Tchato

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I received help in as many fields as: logistic, customized school education, useful social services, discounts on many products and exernal services, registration and participation in many summer camps, redistribution of lot of furniture, tutoring of the kids, help with with taxes, and much more

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have no idea.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

NPIHN has been marvelous at providing opportunities for families to be housed and for congregations to reach out. There is so much positive energy in the world that has only to be pointed in the right direction, provided with guidance, and given an opportunity. NPIHN does that for us so that we can be a blessing to families without housing. Their staff is knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. Every time there is a problem with the hosting, NPIHN has been quick to respond and to address matters. Their counseling to the families is invaluable. Their patience with congregations is outstanding. I love NPIHN, Rachel Falcove, and the opportunity they provide our congregation to reach out and be part of the answer instead of just another observer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the Second Baptist Church of Germantown.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone it.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This shelter is truly like a home. The staff go above and beyond. I was homeless and didn't manage money well. NPIHN gave me a sense of security and stability. The budgeting class they provided helped me tremendously. I still use the worksheets to this day. Eight years later, I am now a homeowner.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was homeless.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Wouldn't make any changes. As long as they continue to have staff and volunteers with hearts of compassion, they will continue to save people from homelessness.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

My husband & I would have been out on the street & living in our car if it had not been for NPIHN. I had a job, my husband did not. My salary alone was not enough to keep a roof over our heads and pay the other bills that go along with having a roof over our head. Staying with them allowed me to pay off many bills and save money to have a down payment on getting an apartment. As well as helping my husband get a job.

The shelters were Churches & Temples; a much safer place than the streets. The help & kindness was so comforting that we have made friends with different people from these sacred places. We just would not have made it through without them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As I stated in the review; we were taken in so that we would not be on the streets. We had no where to go. They saved our lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide them with more money so that they would have more staff to help with the everyday duties. Keeping track of families is very demanding and really needed. It would be nice if there was a counselor with the families every night when families are in the shelters. Sometimes, waiting until morning to speak with someone is depressing; especially when the day has been very stressful.

 
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