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Family Promise helps families stay housed

Operating as "Family Promise" for seven years, the nonprofit continues the essence of its original name, Interfaith Hospitality, as key to establishing the relationships and community needed to help families stay housed.

Joe Ader, executive director since 2019, came to Spokane in 2016 to do anti-poverty training and soon opened Family Promise's Emergency Family Walk-In Shelter, Open Doors, in Emmanuel Family Life Center.

When Interfaith Hospitality started in 1997, families were housed by a network of 13 host churches, assisted by 20 support congregations providing meals and conversation. They helped three families at a time. They stayed in a church one week and moved to another the next week.. . . .

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