Mission: Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN), is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to assist homeless families in achieving independence with dignity. WIHN assists families in the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency by providing an average of 39 days of service. To both involve and educate the community, WIHN mobilizes more than 2000 volunteers from 50 congregations to provide families with shelter, meals and encouragement. The professional staff provides resource oriented case management, individualized counseling and loving encouragement to each family.
Results: In 2012, WIHN served 50 families (58 adults and 113 children) in our Emergency Shelter Program. In transitional housing, we served 25 families, consisting of 99 individuals, with 32 adults and 67 children. Of those 25 families, 14 have exited the program and 11 carried over into 2013. For those who exited, 12 families (86%) moved into permanent housing.
Target demographics: homeless families with children
Geographic areas served: Wake County, NC
Programs: Emergency Shelter
Transitional Housing Program
WIHN is an amazing organization. I've been involved for about a year - I wish I started sooner! The organization is well run and focused on families and ensuring they stay together during a difficult period in their lives. I commend WIHN for the great work they do and all those wonderful people supporting the organization. Keep up the great work and lets end family homelessness....
I have been volunteering for WIHN for over 20 years. When our church hosts the guests, I serve one of the dinner meals with by husband. The food is provided by our Sunday School class. The experience of serving others less fortunate is a blessing of proportional size. I never walk away feeling anything but gratitude, especially from those whom I serve. I love serving WIHN because it is a local program and I can see immediate results in what God can do through this program, from finding jobs, to finding transitional housing. The Interfaith Hospitality Network is needed so much across the United States and I pray that this program can be initiated in every city. Those less fortunate in Raleigh have a second chance in life in some of the toughest situations and it soothes my heart to know WIHN is there for those in need.