What does RAIHN do?
The Rochester Interfaith Hospitality Network is a non-profit 501 (c)3
corporation established in Rochester New York, USA and is registered with the New York State
Charity Bureau under #20-39-38.
RAIHN assists homeless
families to achieve sustainable independence.
RAIHN is recognized as a model of social justice and
advocacy by social service providers and the community at large as the premier provider of
services to families that have been temporarily-displaced from their homes. We will accomplish
this premier role by achieving the highest levels of independence and lowest recidivism rates
for our guest families. We do this through superior and recognized case management, through
collaborative interfaith partnerships, through a rich and fulfilling volunteer network of faith
communities, and through an unparalleled record of efficient investment of community resources.
Our commitment to families first, and to respecting diversity will continue to earn us a solid
foundation of support from the Rochester community and will continue to hold us in the highest
esteem of our guest families and caring volunteers.
Values & Identity Statement:
We believe homeless families deserve the highest quality
array of services that are delivered with professional, consistent, caring and faithful actions
that empowers our guest families to reach sustainable independence in a timely
We believe in respecting all of our family guests,
volunteers, staff, and faith communities regardless of age, sex, race, religion, marital status
or family make-up.
We believe that the suite of services from RAIHN must be
delivered with integrity, faith and grace such that the reputation of RAIHN, as well as everyone
associated with the organization, will be of the highest level in our local community and also
will be seen as benchmark within the national IHN and other homeless service
We believe that RAIHN must seek-out partners who can
help provide the full suite of services to guest families for those areas where we are currently
weak, and to share referrals to provide a full complement of requested services to our guest
We believe that establishing a solid foundation for
fundraising and grant-making is critical to the continued sustainment of programs that our guest
families, staff and faith community volunteers need in order to reach our common
Volunteer and Leadership
We believe that the first-hand experiences of the staff,
board of directors, and volunteers of RAIHN must be fulfilling, engaging, and positive, and that
these experiences will encourage continued support and growth of the
We believe that cultural competency is a key tenet of
RAIHN that is reflected in the tailored services and volunteer
believe that RAIHN can become a benchmark model of social justice and advocacy for our guest
families, volunteers, and community we serve.
The National Interfaith Hospitality Network parent company
has a good explaination of their purpose on the NIHN site. Please check it out from this