Schneider House of Hope

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), Green County

Temporary Shelter for Displaced Families

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

IHN Service Week October 4-10

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This autumn is a little different from previous service weeks at IHN.
 
Please consider preparing a meal. Instead of delivering the meal to the Schneider House of Hope, you’ll deliver the meal to Epiphany member Rose Wasky, who will then transport each day’s meal, in order to limit contact during Epiphany’s week of service.
 
Please sign up by September 26.
You’ll be contacted the week before with a head count, anywhere from 4-25, including children. Rose will also provide you with her address for the food delivery.
 
Meals should be delivered to Rose’s porch by 4 p.m., so she can get it to Xenia by 5 p.m. The delivered food should be in disposable containers and already cooked or prepared.
 
This is a great opportunity for small group members to divide up the preparation of a meal in their homes and deliver their portion of the meal to Rose’s porch, all while limiting contact and supporting our ministry partner and guests in transition.

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Mission and Services

 
Epiphany has taken an active role in ministry with the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN). The IHN is 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 His 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.  The IHN organization 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.  

How You Can Participate  

We are assigned two weeks during the year to serve as hosts, providing meals and staying overnight. We would like to build back up to three weeks per year, with your help.

 
 IHN periodically calls us to serve when they need additional hosts. One family, or several people, can sign up for a specific day of the week to serve.

Prepare and Deliver a Meal: What’s Involved?    

  • What Kind of Meal? The meal can be as simple as sloppy Joes, chips, salad, and cookies or whatever you would to prepare.  
  • Who Delivers the Meal? If possible, we ask the meal preparers to deliver the food to The Schneider House of Hope (Xenia) by 5 p.m. on the day they have chosen.
  • Who Serves the Meal? It is not necessary to stay to serve the meal, but it is very rewarding to stay and have fellowship with the families.  All of the plates, utensils, and beverages are provided by the facility.  
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Overnight host bedroom

Stay Overnight as a Host: What’s Involved?

  • What Would I Do? You can fellowship with the families (up to you), play with the kids, help with homework, or stay in your room – the choice is yours.
  • Where Would I Stay? Hosts stay at The Schneider House of Hope, a historic hotel in Xenia remodeled by volunteers to provide a very clean and pleasant home for these families. Hosts enjoy a nice private, clean, safe, and secure room with two twin beds, TV, and a sitting area with your own half bath.
  • How Long Do I Stay? From 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. the next day.
Please contact serve@epiphanydayton.org to serve or learn more about this ministry.