The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) is a program sponsored by the Allegheny Valley Association of Church (AVAC) which provides shelter, meals and assistance for homeless families and helps to alleviate homelessness by increasing the number of people from the religious community who are actively involved in providing support and advocacy. This is the only program in Allegheny County where families are kept completely intact, while receiving care.
Since February 1993, the program has housed more than 800 people (80 percent from the local area).  Upon leaving our care, approximately 85 percent of the families in the network move into a home of their own.