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Family Promise of Lorain County

  • NonProfit and Faith-Based
  • Community Organizations
440 W Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-6743
  • About

    Family Promise of Lorain County runs the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) of Greater Lorain County, a 24-hour emergency homeless shelter for families with the mission of helping them achieve and sustain independence. Our networks of congregations and volunteers meet homeless families' immediate needs for shelter, meals, and comprehensive support services. During the day, guest families stay at our day center located in Oberlin, Ohio. While there the Network Director, who manages all components of the program and the Case Manager, works intensively with the families as they seek childcare, housing, jobs, and other needed resources. At night, guest families stay at a host congregation which provides shelter, meals, and support. Volunteers prepare meals, provide supplies, host evening activities, sleep overnight, staff the day center, and most importantly provide human compassion.