Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Boise's Interfaith Sanctuary

I heard an incredible story on NPR about The Interfaith Sanctuary of Boise (BSU Radio Story). The Interfaith Sanctuary is the only homeless shelter in Boise where whole families can stay together. Recently, as a direct result of the economy, there has not been enough room in the shelter for all who need it. More and more families with children who have never been homeless before are coming to the shelter for the very first time.

Interfaith Sanctuary provides shelter and supportive services for families with children from 6pm to 7am, seven days a week. The shelter is located at 1620 W River Street. Nightly averages range from 130 to 145 people, and have reached as high as 160.

The shelter has funds to last through January, but needs our community support. If you are interested in helping The Interfaith Sanctuary please visit their web site ( You can help by donating supplies to their wish list, volunteering your time, or making a financial contribution.

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