Interfaith Sanctuary’s Homeless Art Collective  has a new retail home at St. Vincent de Paul’s State St. Thrift Store!

We’re excited to announce that Interfaith Sanctuary’s Homeless Art Collective was selected as one of this year’s TEGNA Foundation Grant Recipients. TEGNA, the parent company of KTVB, offers this funding to help address local needs in each of the regions they serve.

 

The art collective is a program at Interfaith Sanctuary that reconnects artists experiencing homelessness with the resources needed to do creative work again. Our staff hosts weekly workshops and artist hours at the shelter and anyone is welcome to come create, learn, and connect.

 

This $1,400 dollar donation is being put to good use helping bring art supplies and materials to the artists in the collective as they work on new inventory for an upcoming show. These artists now have a chance to move their art out into the community, share their stories, and receive funding from the sale of their pieces at a new retail space inside the St. Vincent de Paul State Street Thrift Store located at 6464 W. State Street, Boise, ID 83714.

 

“The Homeless Art Collective provides artists with a creative outlet and an avenue to be paid for their work. We are honored to work with Interfaith Sanctuary and share these wonderful works of art with the community.” – Ralph May, St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director

 

The official opening of the collective retail space is scheduled for Saturday, February 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artists will be present to discuss their paintings, jewelry, photography, and more. The community is invited to come meet the artists and purchase handmade local art pieces and jewelry that are sure to warm the hearts of your loved ones on Valentine’s Day!

 

To add even more sweetness to this special event, Betsy’s Cookie Co. will be hosting a pop-up bake shop where you can purchase beautiful Valentine’s Day cookies handcrafted by the one and only Betsy Wells.

 

Please join us and Help fund the arts and their hearts!

 

 

 

 

When you sponsor shelter you support all of the Amazing Interfaith Sanctuary Programs!

Please sponsor a night, a week, a month or a year of shelter now and help us help them stay safe and warm every night and have second chances everyday!

Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter and Hotel Shelter by night is home for a warm meal and a safe place to lay your head for anyone who is in need. We are a sanctuary for families with children allowing them to find shelter together.

Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter by day is a home to second chances for our unemployed, our mentally fragile, our friends struggling with addiction. Our building by day becomes a sanctuary of learning, recovering, growing, creating and moving forward towards a better life.

Interfaith Sanctuary Hotel Shelter by day is home to preschool learning, parenting classes and case management support, housing services and nutritional support. It is also home to our senior homeless population where finally our medically fragile have a safe space to be all day and the ability to receive the care and support they so very much deserve.

Your donation helps provide shelter, nutrition and programming for all of our guests staying at our two shelter locations.

INTERFAITH SANCTUARY AT A GLANCE…

Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter and Hotel Shelter by night is home for a warm meal and a safe place to lay your head for anyone who is in need.We are a sanctuary for families with children allowing them to find shelter together.

Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter by day is a home to second chances for our unemployed, our mentally fragile, our friends struggling with addiction. Our building  becomes a sanctuary of learning, recovering, growing, creating and moving forward towards a better life.

Interfaith Sanctuary Hotel Shelter by day is home to preschool learning, parenting classes and case management support, housing services and nutritional support. It is also home to our senior homeless population where finally our medically fragile have a safe space to be all day and the ability to receive the care and support they so very much deserve.

Your donation supports both shelter locations and all of these wonderful programs:

Family Daytime Program- Family case management, medical and mental health support, transportation, special kids activities, group and one on one support and preschool for our littles.

Project Recovery- Home to our guests seeking recovery and supported through a partnership with Recovery 4 Life to ensure our guests receive access to services and treatment that allows them to stay on a road to recovery

Project Well Being- Mental Health support, art therapy, fitness, meditation, counseling, med management and home to our homeless newspaper “Word on the Street”

Food Service Training Program- a Food Service Training Program to get our guests back to work in the Food Service Industry

Medically Fragile & Senior Programming- providing a safe space for hospitals to discharge patients experiencing homelessness who are not sick enough to remain in the hospital but too sick to be released to the streets.  This program provides safe shelter day and night, supportive services, housing assistance, case management and access to home health and hospice.

Thank you for having faith in Interfaith Sanctuary!

“The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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