Interfaith Hospitality Network

IHN LogoIHN is a family homeless shelter located in Walnut Hills.  HPCUMC provides meals and shelter for 3-5 families, 4 weeks every year.  Our guests stay with us at our Hyde Park campus during the week; arriving by bus at 5pm each night.  We serve them dinner, visit with the adults, play with the children and provide warm, safe beds for the night.  After a breakfast on the go, the families leave around 6:45am to head back to the IHN Day Center (located in Walnut Hills) where the parents work on their case plan, children are shuttled to school, etc.  For more information, contact Sarah Putman or Laura Warren ( or 513 240 2155).


Our remaining hosting weeks for 2018 are March 11 – 17, August 19 – 26, and December 30 – January 5, 2019. We need many hands to care and serve our guests during this week.  Help set up, or prepare a meal; or just come eat dinner with us and play with the kids. We need about 6-8 volunteers each night including at least one to sleep overnight at the Church (in private room).

Immediate Need:
New or gently used twin-sized blankets and comforters.

Pantry Needs:
Individual bags of lunch snack foods (chips, crackers, fruit snacks)
Individual dessert or breakfast items (cookies, brownies, muffins, donuts)
Juice Boxes
Granola or cereal bars
Regular Coffee
Individual/Instant Soup Cups
Cereal-packs of single serving or full boxes
Peanut butter
Grape jelly
Powdered lemonade
Mustard, Mayonnaise, Ranch and Italian Salad dressing
Sandwich baggies
Paper Towels
Plastic cups-16 oz. size
Saran Wrap and Foil