NEWS

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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Word on the Street Featured Art, January 2022

“Making art calms my mind and releases a lot of stress and anxiety. It gets me into a really positive headspace.”

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The History of Transportation at Interfaith Sanctuary

Word on the Street Issue 18, January 2022 Accessibility and Sanctuary By Luther Pugh Interfaith Sanctuary wasn’t always able to help guests with their transportation needs. Four years ago, there was no partnership with Valley Ride and the minivan we had was in need of repairs. In Spring 2016, a silver van was donated. This […]

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Spreading Joy One Stitch at a Time

Both Marian Foster and Debra Vickery are legally blind. But hasn’t stopped either woman from doing what they love.

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Helping Others Along the Path of Recovery

Sarah B. worked hard throughout 2021 to get herself to a better place and is excited to use her experiences to show others a way forward.

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Warm-Up Day Shelter (W.U.D.S. UP?) Open Daily From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Warm-Up Day Shelter (W.U.D.S. UP?) is located at 511 S Americana Boulevard. The building is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week.

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XTREME HOLIDAY POP-UP BAKE SHOP

On December 18, a few talented bakers will host the Xtreme Holiday Pop-Up Bake Shop at our building at 4308 W State Street in Boise from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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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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