NEWS

A SPACE TO LEARN AND DREAM

Interfaith Sanctuary’s new education program is up and running, bringing our families support and community as they navigate the school year.

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Xtreme Holiday Xtravaganza: The Telethon

This year’s Xtravaganza is 16 years in the making! Curious how it began?

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An Interfaith Christmas

In true Interfaith form, three congregations from different faiths come together to serve Christmas dinner to our guests each year. What began in 2011 as a last-minute response to a canceled meal has become an annual tradition.

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December Guest Writing: Viola’s Story

I came to Interfaith Sanctuary in June 2021, after being homeless for four years, because I had to flee my apartment due to domestic violence. I joined Project Well-Being in August 2021, and that was the best decision I’ve made in years.

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Bid on art by our Xtremely creative guests at this year’s Xtreme Auction

This year’s Xtreme On-Line Auction features art, jewelry, hand made hats and neck warmers and more all created by our amazingly talented guests staying with us at Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services.

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BSU nursing students develop public health strategies in partnership with Interfaith Sanctuary

During their time here, the students created a book for staff with research they completed describing some of the most effective tools and strategies to prevent the spread of the virus. They also helped us combat misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots in order to get as many people vaccinated as possible.

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A Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving weekend at Interfaith Sanctuary was a truly magical holiday thanks to the generosity of so many friends and neighbors. Interfaith staff, guests, and volunteers had an amazing celebration and our shelter would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts! Our holiday started early with a delicious dinner of Thanksgiving classics served […]

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Idaho Ed News partners with Word on the Street for series on student homelessness

The November edition of Word on the Street has arrived!

Our 16th issue is a special one. This month, Interfaith Sanctuary partnered with Idaho Ed News to publish two stories about youth homelessness in Canyon County. These stories describe the challenges homeless students and their families face while trying to navigate an education without a place to live, in an area of the country where access to affordable housing is severely limited.

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PARTNERSHIP WITH ADA COUNTY PARAMEDICS BUILDS TRUST, UNDERSTANDING

the Cooper Court area to foster better understanding between paramedics, service providers and residents without homes. The partnership has been in full swing ever since, and it’s building the foundation for positive change.

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Lessons Learned: November Staff and Guest Writing

Staff and guests share things they’ve learned through experiencing and witnessing homelessness.

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HOMELESS OUTREACH COORDINATORS WORK TO CONNECT FAMILIES WITH RESOURCES

At look at how schools support Idaho students with homeless outreach coordinators.

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A Look at Interfaith Sanctuary’s family program

Interfaith Sanctuary is a shelter where families stay together.

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CHALLENGES FOR HOMELESS STUDENTS INTENSIFIED BY IDAHO HOUSING BOOM AND COVID-19

The housing crisis and the pandemic are impacting education across Idaho.

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Block Party brings COVID-19 vaccines, hair cuts, and tacos to Cooper Court

Over 60 people visited Interfaith Sanctuary last week to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at two separate clinics. Friday’s clinic behind the shelter featured free hair cuts, tacos, and gift cards for anyone that got a vaccine or booster. “It feels so good to be able to bring the community back together, support, and celebrate with […]

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Cooper Court Vaccine Booster Block Party This Friday, November 12

If you are in need of a COVID vaccine or booster you are WELCOME to join us at The BOOSTER BLOCK PARTY this Friday, November 12. Located at the back end of Interfaith Sanctuary.

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City of Good fuels Interfaith Sanctuary kids with healthy weekend meals

City of Good Weekend Fuel Kits are a huge hit with our kids at Interfaith Sanctuary!

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