What We Do
Your donations, time and partnerships aid us in serving those in our community who are unable to support themselves. We thank you for giving us the capability & encouragement necessary to accomplish this over the years.
Lela, an 80 year old mother, for the last 58 years has cared for her blind daughter, Janie.Together these independent women can overcome any obstacle and achieve every goal they set.However the place they once called home was gradually becoming an everyday losing battle.All around them the house was becoming more and more unsafe for Janie, the roof needed replaced, the porch was falling down, and the windows were cracked.Lela made the decision to ask for help, she completed an application for the Homeowner Repair and Rehabilitation Program.
In May Lela received wonderful news, Paul Yoder a longtime volunteer of IHS would have a youth group from the Center Amish Mennonite Church available to replace her roof. In addition to the volunteers, Reno County Department of Aging would cover all costs related to this project. This meant that Lela and Janie would have a new roof on their home by the end of the summer.
Jennifer & Ryan became parents at the young age of 18. Neither of them started into life as adults with a strong understanding of how to manage their money wisely. Recently, they were able to buy a home that was in need of repairs and modifications to meet the needs of their family.
Ryan & Jennifer heard about the Creating Assets Savings & Hope (CASH) Program and enrolled right away. Ryan says the budgeting was so helpful. “Before when I got paid it seemed like I never had any money left and we struggled to get to the next paycheck. After financial education we were abele to find spending leaks, cut back on things and I found I had money left over after each paycheck.”
Jennifer said “Next to the financial education she really enjoyed the crock pot cooking class, by following what I learned I had full healthy meals for our family and saved over $50 a month preparing meals this way.”
They were diligent savers, saving as much as they could every month for over a year and half. Now able to make much needed repairs to their home.
Jimmy & Francis needed help with a few maintenance issues. Fortunately, a volunteer group braved the 100 plus degree weather to help them. At the end of July in just a couple of days the youth and young adults managed to help Jimmy and Francis with some much needed repairs and upkeep.
Interfaith Housing Services works to provide opportunity for low and moderate income families. Opportunities to have safe accessible and affordable housing. Opportunities to manage their finances, to build assets and become financially self-sufficient.
When you make the choice to make a financial contribution to Interfaith Housing Services you are choosing to invest in our mission. You are choosing to invest in what we are about.
Please join us in our Mission by donating or pledging your support.
For questions or comments or to have a conversation with our staff about what you gift can do please contact Julia Westfahl at 620.662.8370, toll free 1.877.447.5927 or email at email@example.com.