Interfaith Sanctuary

1620 W River St
Boise, ID 83702

208-343-2630 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: emergency overnight homeless shelter

General Information:
We are an emergency overnight homeless shelter and deal with issues of housing.   Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services provides overnight shelter and supportive services for men, women, and families with children. We open at 6:00 pm every night and close at 7:00 am (Sundays - 8:00 am). Individuals seeking shelter can arrive at 6:00 pm. No pre-registration or referrals are necessary. The shelter is located at 1620 W. River Street (just past the skatepark on 16th before the River Street light. Entrance is on Cooper Court behind Corpus Christi Day Shelter. Click on the map below for directions.) For more information, call 208.343.2630 after 5:30 pm or during the daytime (Monday - Friday). Please feel free to leave a message. Dial (800) 377-3529 for TTY or 711 for Idaho Relay Service.    


Helpful Definitions For Interfaith Sanctuary:
Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

How To Volunteer at Interfaith Sanctuary:
Be a volunteer. Call Interfaith Sanctuary at 208-343-2630 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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