Since our founding in 1991, Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (NPIHN) has moved 300 families—840 individuals— from homelessness to stability. We have grown our network further with the expansion of our network into Northeast Philadelphia in 2012.
The NPIHN program provides assessment and referrals, emergency housing, supportive service and transitional housing. Equipped with new skills and relationships, 92% of our families do not return to shelter programs after their NPIHN experience.
We offer a safe and child-friendly alternative to more chaotic public shelter settings, allowing families to remain intact. Because we are small, we accommodate intact couples, single father households, adolescent boys, as well as single women with children. We strongly emphasize taking a holistic approach to rebuilding from homelessness. We are proud that our guests call us “the shelter that’s more like a home.”
Our hospitality network is comprised of 1,500 caring volunteers, 48 congregations, concerned citizens of the community, community businesses, and institutions, and we are growing! There is space in our network for you and your congregation or organization, in this richly rewarding service to your neighbors.
Rachel Falkove, NPIHN Executive Director
"It’s important to continually put attention into our own neighborhood and to use the community as a springboard to make the world a better place.”