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Interfaith Action of EvanstonInterfaith Action of Evanston
The purpose of Interfaith Action of Evanston (IAE) is to bring together people of faith and spirit to serve people who are hungry and homeless and to express shared values through action and interfaith dialogue. Read more
The purpose of Interfaith Action of Evanston (IAE) is to bring together people of faith and spirit to serve people who are hungry and homeless and to express shared values through action and interfaith dialogue.
IAE operates a Hospitality Center that is open five mornings a week. It provides a warm and nurturing place for daytime use by guests from Hilda's Place and Entry Point, programs run by Connections for the Homeless. Guests may use the services of a job coordinator or case manager, or they may use the facilities for grooming and making phone calls regarding jobs and apartments.
IAE is also part of a network of soup kitchens that provide meals 365 days a year. Over 100 teams of religious groups, businesses, students and families prepare and serve these meals.
From November through March, IAE sponsors warming centers every afternoon that provide a warm, safe place for guests to enjoy conversation, light snacks and naps.