New to the Northeast, Interfaith Hospitality Network turns 20

When Rachel Falkove first got involved with the Northwest Interfaith Hospitality Network, she didn’t think much about how long it would last.

Concerned citizens and congregations simply recognized that homeless families in the community needed help and got to work.

“We were pretty much taking it one, two years at a time,” said Falkove, who began working with the nonprofit as a volunteer. “I don’t think we could have anticipated the number of people who would still need our services today.”

Twenty years later, Falkove is the executive director of an organization which has served about 300 families to date.

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