RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) is a not-for-profit, interfaith organization that assists homeless families to achieve sustainable independence by supporting them with tailored services including shelter, food, personalized case management, and a diverse network of caring volunteers.
RAIHN families spend their days at school, work or at the RAIHN Day Center looking for jobs. Families spend their evenings at hosting congregations that provide private bedrooms for families, meals and activities.
- The average stay in RAIHN for a family is about 45 days.
- 90% of RAIHN families remain in permanent houseing one year after participating in RAIHN.
Temple Beth El partners with First Unitarian Church (across the street) by providing volunteers to cook dinner, host dinner, and participate in afternnon and evening activities with RAIHN families. New volunteers require no training, and we ask only that people donate their time with family (kids welcome!) or friends.