We opened our doors

in Xenia in 1995….

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We opened our doors at 137 N. Detroit St. in Xenia in January 1995 with only a Day Center at this address and participating churches in Greene and Montgomery Counties provide overnight sleeping facilities and meals.

In 1996, the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greene County provided 1,500 bed-nights of shelter and served approximately 4,000 meals.

During 2000, we served 13 families. There were 33 people in the network, 8 of those were children under the age of 5, 18 children under the age of 18.

We provided 1,975 bed-nights of shelter, and served 5,925 meals.

Of the 13 families who benefited from our network, we provided training to 9 and helped find employment for 9, and 12 are now in permanent housing.

In October of 2002 Brad and Eric Montgomery of Montgomery Insurance and Investments donated the old Francis Inn building located at 124 S. Detroit St. to the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greene County. In 2003 we started the major renovation to the building using volunteer workers and donated funds for the renovation process to convert it into a facility to house our homeless families in the second floor and provide office space for our staff on the first floor.


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In 2003 we served 20 families. There were 48 people in the network, 15 of those were children under age 5, and a total of 24 children under age 18.

We provided over 2,500 bed-nights of shelter, and served over 7,500 meals. IHN also fielded over 2,700 other requests for services during the year.

In 2004 we served 23 families consisting of 67 individuals of which 30 were children under 18 years old, and 19 of which were under 5 years old. The average stay was 38 days; 18 in permanent housing. During this year we served 7,296 meals.

In 2005 the IHN of Greene County received approximately 4,366 requests for assistance of some nature including food, housing, rent assistance, utility assistance, etc. Of these 4,366 requests, 80 resulted in applications into the IHN Program. Due to the limited facilities and network of churches, and extended stay of some of the clients (as high as 151 days) the IHN was only able to assist 21 families consisting of 67 people, 39 of which were children. In the past year the IHN volunteers in the participating churches have donated over 2,000 hours providing these families with 2,699 bed-nights and served 8,097 meals. Statistics show that through the assistance of the IHN, 57% of these clients have secured permanent housing. In 2004 and 2005 renovation work continued on the old Francis Inn located at 124 S. Detroit St.

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In 2006 the IHN of Greene County received approximately 4,384 requests for assistance of some nature including food, housing, rent assistance, utility assistance, etc. Of these 4,384 requests, 76 resulted in applications into the IHN Program. Due to the limited facilities and network of churches, and extended stay of some of the clients (as high as 151 days) the IHN was only able to assist 19 families consisting of 40 people, 14 of which were children. In the past year the IHN volunteers in the participating churches have donated over 2,000 hours providing these families with 2,539 bed-nights and served 7,613 meals. Statistics show that through the assistance of the IHN, 58% of these clients have secured permanent housing. Renovation work continued on the old Francis Inn located at 124 S, Detroit St.

In 2007 the IHN of Greene County received approximately 4,733 requests for assistance of some nature including food, housing, rent assistance, utility assistance, etc. Of these 4,733 requests, 68 resulted in applications into the IHN Program. Due to the limited facilities and network of churches, and extended stay of some of the clients (as high as 121 days) the IHN was only able to assist 17 families consisting of 39 people, 19 of which were children. In the past year the IHN volunteers in the participating churches have donated over 2,000 hours providing these families with 3,377 bed-nights and served 10,131 meals. Statistics show that through the assistance of the IHN, 71% of these clients have secured permanent housing. Renovation work continued on the old Francis Inn located at 124 S, Detroit St.

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In 2008 the IHN of Greene County received approximately 4,876 requests for assistance of some nature including food, housing, rent assistance, utility assistance, etc. Of these 4,876 requests, 83 resulted in applications into the IHN Program. Due to the limited facilities and network of churches, and extended stay of some of the clients (as high as 115 days) the IHN was only able to assist 15 families consisting of 37 people, 19 of which were children. In the past year the IHN volunteers in the participating churches have donated over 2,000 hours providing these families with 3,963 bed-nights and served 11,889 meals. Statistics show that through the assistance of the IHN, 67% of these clients have secured permanent housing. Renovation work continued on the old Francis Inn located at 124 S, Detroit St.

In 2009 the IHN of Greene County received approximately 5,022 requests for assistance of some nature including food, housing, rent assistance, utility assistance, etc. Of these 5,022 requests, 98 resulted in applications into the IHN Program. Due to the limited facilities and network of churches, and extended stay of some of the clients (as high as 150 days) the IHN was only able to assist 15 families consisting of 47 people, 30 of which were children. In the past year the IHN volunteers in the participating churches have donated over 2,000 hours providing these families with 3,189 bed-nights and served 9,567 meals. Statistics show that through the assistance of the IHN, 53% of these clients have secured permanent housing. Renovation work continued on the old Francis Inn located at 124 S, Detroit St.

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On June 27, 2010 we started hosting our homeless families in the newly renovated facilities at 124 S. Detroit St. and on 1 August 2010 we held our Dedication Ceremony, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House with a free spaghetti dinner. The participating churches and supporting organizations continue to be active by taking weekly turns to provide meals and overnight hosting in the new facilities, now called The Schneider House of Hope This eliminated the daily shuttle to and from hosting churches. In The Schneider House of Hope we are now able to house 10 families or 21 people at one time. This is an increase from four families and 14 people. By eliminating the daily travel between the Day Center and the churches and providing a more stable environment we have greatly reduced the trauma of continual change for the smaller children.

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