Schneider House of Hope

The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) announces a new name

“Family Promise of Greene County“

Temporary Shelter for Displaced Families

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

Service Week October 3-9

Sign Up!

Please consider preparing a meal this fall. This is a great opportunity for small groups to serve! 
 
Please try not to duplicate the type of meal so the guests don’t have repeated meals. For example, try not to prepare an Italian meal if one is already coming. The director asks for a meal with meat in it, vegetable, and a simple dessert if you’d like to provide one. Condiments, salad dressings, and eating utensils are already there. Please sign up by September 26.
You’ll be contacted the week before with a head count, anywhere from 4-25, including children.
 
The delivered food should be in disposable containers and already cooked or prepared.
 
The meal should be delivered to the Schneider House of Hope, 124 S Detroit St. Xenia, by 5 p.m. on your designated day. There is a table on a covered porch on the north side of the house. Just ring the doorbell when your meal is ready to be taken inside, and someone will be out to get it.

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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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