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Faith Family Hospitality Overnight Program (part of Family Housing Network)

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Family Housing Network of Fort Collins

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Faith Family Hospitality (FFH), our overnight program, accommodates four guest families (up to 22 parents and children) at a time. This interfaith project unites 28 diverse faith communities through a shared mission of service. Families stay at a host faith community (supported with volunteers from 1-2 other faith communities)for one week at a time, and then rotate to the next faith community. Families arrive each evening at 5 and receive a warm, nutritious evening meal, breakfast each morning, packed snacks/lunches, and gracious hospitality and volunteer support from FFH member congregations. Individuals participating in FFH through VolunteerMatch DO NOT need to be part of a specific organization but will be matched with one faith community to provide ease and consistency for each quarterly rotation.

Self-directed volunteer teams, following established FHN Guest and Host Guidelines, provide for the range of hosting duties. All volunteers will participate in a one hour training prior to the first shift. Details will be provided during this training but in general there are 3 particular shifts that need to be covered each evening. Shifts are posted on a signup genius link.

Evening host (5-8 pm): Greet guests and 5 and help with whatever they might need. Help meal hosts get dinner prepared, served, and cleaned up. Stay until 8 pm when overnight hosts arrive.

Meal host (5:30-7:30 pm): Come and serve a pre-made dinner to a specified number of guests and clean up after.

Overnight host (8 pm-7 am): Arrive and gather pertinent information from the evening hosts. Lock facility doors at 10 pm and sleep at the faith community site, waking up in time to serve coffee, a cold breakfast and help families pack snacks/lunch before they leave at 7 am.

1 Shift

  • 05:00 PM to 07:00 AM
    There are several different shifts that will be posted on a signup genius: 5-7 pm meal host, 5-8 pm evening host, 8 pm-7 am overnight hosting.
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About Family Housing Network of Fort Collins

Location:

300 E OAK ST, FORT COLLINS, CO 80524, US

Mission Statement

FFH'S mission is to support families experiencing homelessness in order for them to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency in a timely and dignified manner. We provide a full range of emergency and stabilizing services needed by our guest parents and children, in collaboration with a diverse set of faith communities and partner agencies.

Description

Beginning in 2011, Faith Family Hospitality began to address a pressing need for emergency shelter in Larimer County for families experiencing homelessness. Since January 2012, FFH has hosted 175 families - 26 adults and 395 children - over 2,400 nights in a row of shelter. In addition to FFH's early beginnings of emergency overnight shelter, the agency has grown to incorporate a Day Center, Case Management and construction has begun on Sherwood House, a bridge housing program. With the expansion, the agency has taken on a new name, Family Housing Network. FHN encompasses all four programs and Faith Family Hospitality remains the name of the overnight shelter portion of the program. With the help of the FHN program, 86% of parents find employment and 68% of our families find housing!

Children & Youth
Community
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

1606 South Lemay AvenueFort CollinsFort Collins, CO 80525

(40.56674,-105.05675)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospitality
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-11 hours with optional shifts on a signup genius
  • Kids are able to volunteer with accompanied adult

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