NEWS

Humans of Interfaith Sanctuary – Virgil & Dylan

“Myself and a lot of us here are not here through any fault of our own, just circumstances.”

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Sounds

A poem by Bill M.

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Art in the Alley – Viola’s Art and Poems

“I’m going to stay here until I’m ready to be out there. The family, the love and the support that’s here – it’s what I need.”

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Humans of Interfaith Sanctuary – Nathan

“I have known for a long time now that I want to become a nurse. It is just going to take some time to get there.”

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Art in the Alley – Ukrainian International Women’s Day 2022

Karen, a guest in Interfaith Sanctuary’s Project Well-Being, made this print in solidarity with Ukrainian women on International Women’s Day. The celebration of women’s rights takes place on March 8 every year in cities around the world.

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Eagle Scout builds bike repair station for Interfaith Sanctuary Guests

Mattheus Wardle chose our shelter for his Eagle Scout service project. Bikes are an important resource for our guests who don’t have cars and need to get around town to get to work, run errands, and get to appointments. After meeting with staff to identify guest needs, Mattheus proposed building a bike repair station so […]

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Artist and Author April Kuper Finishes Her Second Book

Word on the Street Issue 19, February 2021 April Kuper is an artist and author who is getting ready to publish her second book, Shadow Side. Kuper is a mom, a cancer survivor, and a wife. “I’m a little bit of everything. I’m trying to be my own boss. I’m about to have my own […]

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Gratitude For The Little Things In Life

“I had a guy teach me that if you’re in your head, it doesn’t matter if you’re right, wrong, have been treated unfairly, got a bad check or whatever – go do something for someone else, immediately. It doesn’t matter what it is – getting a cup of coffee, giving someone a ride to the shop, or wishing someone a good day. It will get you out of thinking about how messed up your position in life is.”

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Yes in God’s Backyard: How faith leaders can help turn the tide on affordable housing

Collister United Methodist Church (UMC) in Boise is doing its part to help local families struggling to find housing in the Treasure Valley’s overvalued market. They hope that their example will encourage other faith groups in the area to do the same.

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Update on Interfaith Sanctuary’s Conditional Use Permit and how you can help!

Interfaith Sanctuary has submitted our appeal brief to Boise City Council in response to the Planning and Zoning Commission denying our application for a Conditional Use Permit.

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Boise Faith Group raises voices in support of Interfaith Sanctuary

Faith leaders from across Boise penned a letter this month in support of Interfaith Sanctuary’s relocation to State Street and its mission to serve people regardless of faith, disability, race, color, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Baháʼí congregations have signed onto this letter.

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From Evicted to Housed

In June, he stood in front of a Canyon County judge. The woman who owned the house wouldn’t accept assistance. Nearly a year later, the Biden administration would mandate that agencies distributing federal aid cut checks directly to tenants if landlords refused. People like Stephens fell through the cracks.

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Reframing Security: Creating Safety for People Experiencing Homelessness

Peter Ashwin and Brice Sloan are experts in the security field. Their companies, Event Risk Management Solutions and Sloan Security, have brought services to clients around the world, but it wasn’t until an encounter at a book shop in Boise years ago that they began partnering on a security plan for Interfaith Sanctuary.

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Why We Need Shelter

This is a defining moment for Boise. Will we foster a culture of compassion, care, creativity and problem solving or will we let fear shape a culture of emotional reactivity, ignorance, neglect and avoidance?

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