It is with great relief and joy that we are able to report  that Interfaith Sanctuary’s Conditional Use Permit has been approved by Boise City Council.

After over a year of conversations, pauses, hearings and denials The Boise City Council overturned a decision by the Planning and Zoning Commission and voted to allow Interfaith Sanctuary to move our homeless shelter to the former Salvation Army building on State Street.

The process was long and the lessons were difficult but we truly believe we will all be better for the journey. The conversation around our homeless community was lifted and we all learned together about the real needs and the best practices to address those needs.

Thank you to The City of Boise staff, council members and Mayor for putting hours and efforts into this decision.

Thank you to Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services Board Members for taking on a much bigger role to help us navigate this process.

Thank you to our staff, guests and volunteers for staying strong and focused.

Thank you to the Boise Faith Group for lifting us all and giving us hope and guidance.

Thank you to Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition for your active engagement every step of the way.

Thank you to all who wrote and came out to testify on behalf of our shelter.

Thank you to Clark/Wardle, Erstad Architects, Guho Construction, Brice Sloan, Peter Ashwin and Howard Belodoff for helping create and stand by our organization and project.

The thoughtfulness, deep discussions and added conditions will allow Interfaith Sanctuary the ability to create a shelter with best practices, partnership and accountability.

Our hope now is to begin the healing process and start the work of building bridges.

Rabbi Dan Fink, a treasured member of our board, shared this message after the hearing:

“We now begin the hard but sacred labor of growing trust and partnership with the folks who will be our new neighbors–and who I thank in advance for your forthcoming hospitality. I am confident that by listening and learning together, we will build something that serves our guests and strengthens the neighborhood and the city. We are better together.”

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

TO PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL TICKETS OR SPONSOR A TABLE PLEASE EMAIL: JODI@INTERFAITHSANCTUARY.ORG

 

Interfaith Sanctuary & Shu’s Idaho Running Company’s

Lil Faith 5 K Fun Run/Walk

Wed, July 20, 2022

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM MDT

Willow Lane Athletic Complex- 4623 Willow Lane 

This family friendly run/walk event will start and finish at Willow Lane Park and then hop across the street (please use the crosswalk!) for the Lil Faith AFTER PARTY!

Participants are encouraged to sign up as individuals or create your own team! The team that raises the most funds through registration will receive a Finish Line Americana Pizza Party for your whole crew.

All Lil Faith Participants will receive:

Lil Faith Runner’s Bib

Lil Faith Custom Cookie designed by Betsy’s Cookie Co.

Finish Line party with free snacks and beverages, plus some fun after-race games

$2 slices of Americana Pizza at our finish line party with all proceeds benefiting Interfaith Sanctuary

SIGN UP HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lil-faith-5k-1-mile-runwalk-tickets-254084362167?internal_ref=social

 

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

SHU’S IDAHO RUNNING CO, BETSY’S COOKIE CO. AND AMERICANA PIZZA

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VIEW JEFF’S STORY:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hQb92qcang&t=3s

 

GET THE LATEST NEWS HERE:  https://interfaithsanctuary.org/the-blog/

Share these video links  to family, friends and on social media to help us tell the story of our shelter and move:

 

You’re not alone

 

Help us get families out of cars

https://youtu.be/A-Dm14Od4k4

 

Get to know us

 

 

 

“You’re Not Alone”

Song performed by Curtis Stigers

Click here to view video:  https://youtu.be/VZrqlA3rtIE

VIDEOS TO HELP GET TO KNOW US