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How It Works

We empower Warren County families to regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity.


Interfaith Hospitality Network of Warren County opened its doors in October of 1998. During that time, many questioned if Warren County even had an issue with homeless families. During IHNWC's first year of operation, 28 homeless families were taken into the program. Unfortunately, the number of families in need of housing has only increased since 1998.


With humble beginnings on Lebanon's Cherry Street, IHNWC has transformed substantially. Now located at 203 E. Warren Street, IHNWC not only offers non-emergency shelter services, but also provides Homeless Prevention & Rapid-Rehousing, Furniture Assistance, and numerous programs intended to help local families.


In 2003, National Interfaith Hospitality Network changed their name to Family Promise. This name change reflects the broad rage of promise and vision to end homelessness.  It also refers to a promise in the sense of a commitment which a community makes to families in need as well as the promise and the potential inherent in every family who is in need.  In an effort to align with Family Promise, the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Warren County officially adopted the name Family Promise of Warren County in April 2021. This name change gives us the opportunity to not only highlight our anchor program, the IHN Shelter, but also share the other programs that are offered to better serve the Warren County community - Heaven and Hearth furniture ministry, Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) and Coats for a Cause.  


In addition to these programs, FPWC works to find solutions for community members undergoing hardship. For example, a homeless individual may enter the office with nowhere to go. FPWC will assist in finding a roof to put over this individual's head for the night. Or, an individual in an abusive relationship may contact the office needing shelter. FPWC will locate the appropriate services in Warren County, and advise the individual of the best action to take. These instances are part of our referral process. 


Refer to the 2022 Community Impact Report for 2022 statistics.

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of each dollar spent

directly benefits Warren County Families 

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of families served find housing

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total number of families assisted through the shelter program 

At Family Promise of Warren County (IHN), we recognize that poverty is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted response. We respond by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of thousands of volunteers. We provide food, support services, and emergency housing for families experiencing homelessness. We provide advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless, and we educate people about poverty and the means to combat it.

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