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Please remember that no matter what you are going through, things will get better.

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Housing Crisis Forces Families onto Public Lands

One reason families experiencing homelessness in the Treasure Valley live in their vehicles or are drawn to public lands is that access to the shelter system is limited. On top of the fact that family beds are in short supply, the shelter system frequently asks families to separate and provides limited space to store belongings or vehicles.

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Labyrinthine Zoning Rules Restricted Homeless Shelters During

When Interfaith Sanctuary purchased an old Salvation Army building on State Street near downtown Boise, Idaho, in early 2021, it seemed like a dream come true. Everything about the property made it a perfect fit for the nonprofit’s new emergency homeless shelter.

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Boiseans Band Together for Project Cool Down

Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services launched Project Cool Down this Wednesday in response to dangerous heat creating safety concerns for people experiencing homelessness in the Cooper Court area. We called on the community to assist, and our amazing friends and neighbors helped us surpass our fundraising goal nearly three times over. Their effort is truly an […]

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Ban the Box: All Idahoans Deserve a Fair Chance

As Idaho’s housing crisis wears on, the lack of tenant protection laws are affecting some more than others. While the state’s failure to implement rent control has priced many people out of the market, Idahoans with felony convictions have it even worse.

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Poem

Word on the Street Issue 22, June 2022 By Sherry B. Sherry B. wrote this poem in 2007 and can recite it to this day. “I wrote it, but all glory goes to God – that was him,” she said. As I watch the ocean’s tide, I fear and quake – I want to hide. […]

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A Letter to My Addiction

Word on the Street Issue 22, June 2022 By Viola C. Dear Addiction, When I first met you, I immediately fell in love without even realizing it. I thought we were just acquaintances. That you were just a visitor in my life. I had no idea what was happening. I thought I could hang out […]

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TOGETHER “WE ARE INTERFAITH SANCTUARY”- THANK YOU!

Your Idaho Gives donation supports hopes and dreams plus safe shelter every night and second chances everyday! Thank you to everyone who participated this year.

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Shelter for All

Interfaith Sanctuary’s plan to build a new shelter in the former Salvation Army building at 4308 W State Street will now move forward after a conditional use permitting process that took almost a year-and-a-half. 

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AN ANGEL IN A DEF LEPPARD T-SHIRT

There is an angel at Interfaith who rocks a Def Leppard t-shirt. Her name is Alexys and she is our honorary Leppardet.

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Lil Faith 5K Fun Run/Walk

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!

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WORD ON THE STREET HITS THE STREETS

Last month, we decided to join the International Network of Street Papers. Our newspaper will now follow in the footsteps of street papers around the world.

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ART FOR CLIMATE EXHIBITION

A group of Interfaith Sanctuary guests each designed a print for this quilt displayed at the Art for Climate show at Minus Plus Gallery in April.

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LISTENING AND LEARNING

There are a lot of common factors that can lead an individual or family to homelessness, but no two stories are the same.

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Interfaith Sanctuary’s Conditional Use Permit 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.

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