RAIHN is a non-profit network of 41 local, culturally diverse and caring faith communities who provide food, safe shelter and hospitality on a weekly basis throughout the year.  Many traditional shelters are not equipped to handle complete families and young children. RAIHN’s goal is to provide near term support for homeless families, coupled with social services, leading to sustainable independence.  RAIHN has a tremendous success rate; over 85% of families remain in permanent housing after one year. It is part of a national organization, Family Promise, with nearly 200 interfaith networks across the USA (www.familypromise.org)