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Interfaith Hospitality Network - Kingsport

601 Holston St
Kingsport, TN

Class of Housing: family shelter and assistance

General Information:

The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Kingsport, Inc. is a coalition of churches in the Kingsport area that have banded together to reach out to families in crisis. Families with children make up the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. IHNGK provides a safe, family oriented place to stay, nutritious meals, and mentoring to help homeless families with children under 18 on their quest to regain independence. IHNGK is the only shelter in Kingsport currently able to accommodate two parent families, teenaged boys and single fathers with teenaged girls. Caring community and staff members provide guidance, encouragement and supportive services to help families find and retain permanent housing.

    Safe, family oriented shelter at host churches
    Nutritious meals

    A Day Center with access to:
        a private day room for each family
        laundry facilities
        a mailing address
        a phone & fax machine (local calls only)
        a Guest computer with an internet connection

    Transportation to and from:
        host churches

    Case Management and mentoring services to guide Guests toward lasting independence

    Assistance in seeking employment, housing and daycare

    Assistance in obtaining medical, dental and counseling services

    Referral to relevant social service agencies

    Referral to GED, Literacy and other educational services

    A Life Skills Learning Center with resources for:
        budgeting & financial planning
        computer skills
        job skills
        resume creation & job search

    In some cases help with utility deposits and household items such as furniture, dishes, linens and cleaning supplies may be provided to help set up housekeeping on completion of the program

    In some cases temporary follow-up supportive services to help our families make the transition to independence

Website: http://www.ihngk.org

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