Family Promise &

Schneider House of Hope

Hosting displaced families since 2010
Family Promise of Greene County, OH, is an affiliate of Family Promise, Inc. 

Temporary Shelter for Displaced Families

124 S. Detroit St., Xenia | 937-372-0705

In 2021 the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) announced a new name, “Family Promise of Greene County.“ The Schneider House of Hope in Xenia is still the same place for meal deliveries.

Epiphany’s next week of service to prepare meals for Family Promise is March 10-16. Please consider preparing a meal for temporarily homeless families in transition.

This is a great way for small groups to serve. As a matter of fact, Epiphany youth chose this opportunity as one of their fall service projects! Join our youth in serving our ministry partner, Family Promise. 
Examples of groups of people who could provide a meal together:
  • friends
  • families
  • small groups
  • ministry groups

The guests are used to simple meals. Examples of simple meals include grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, sloppy joes, and pizza.

  • Each meal needs to have meat, a vegetable, and dessert.
  • We ask that you try not to duplicate meals. For example, avoid two Italian pasta dishes in the same week.
  • Disposable aluminum containers are recommended for the meals.
  • You do not need to take any tableware, condiments, or beverages, as these are already provided.

To let people know what meals are planned by others, this page will be updated as soon as possible during church office hours after a meal sign-up occurs. Coordinator Rose Wasky will send out an email a week in advance to let you know how many people there will be at the Schneider House of Hope to cook for (typically between 12-22 total people) with a reminder of your chosen date.

The meal will need to arrive at the Schneider House of Hope in Xenia by 5 p.m. A Family Promise point of contact will help you get food into the house. We typically encourage people delivering meals to stay and visit with the house guests, but it is not required.

Thank you for volunteering to prepare and deliver a meal to families less fortunate than we are. “For I was hungry and you gave me food…” – Matthew 25:35 (NRSV)




Mission and Services

Epiphany has taken an active role in ministry with Family Promise, formerly the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), a nonprofit organization working with congregations across the country to help displaced families due to uncontrolled circumstances. Their mission is to reach out as messengers of God, reflecting God’s unconditional love with compassion and acceptance, providing help, hope, and a safe haven for our guests while they seek permanent employment and affordable housing. Epiphany rotates with other congregations one week at a time to provide meals, shelter, and God’s love to them.
Family Promise works to help families find permanent housing, employment, and parenting classes. Over 90 percent of the families are placed in their own homes and 80 percent are placed in new jobs.