Found House/IHN

Found House IHN began on October 26, 1991 as Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati (IHNGC), with a Day Center, and eight congregations who opened up the doors of their churches and synagogues to homeless families.

Since 1991, our network has grown to include over 100 congregational partners, representing people of Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Unitarian faiths. Congregations provide overnight shelter and meals for homeless families in our Emergency Shelter program.

Found House has also grown and enhanced the services offered over the years to provide wraparound support for the whole family that extends beyond Emergency Shelter.


Found House Interfaith Housing Network’s mission is to provide homeless families emergency shelter and hospitality through interfaith communities and to work with families to find and retain stable housing.

Found House provides emergency shelter and housing programs for homeless families in Cincinnati, Ohio and surrounding areas. For the past 30 years, Found House IHN has been a beacon of hope for families in our community with nowhere else to turn. Found House remains focused on our overarching goal of helping families experiencing homelessness secure safe, affordable, permanent housing with the key organizational goals to:

Provide hospitality to meet basic needs
Keep families together
Help families find and retain stable housing
Build a community where no family has to go with out roof overhead

Contact Betsy Warwic to learn about Found House/IHN at Knox.

Other Ways To Help Homeless Families

New Life Furniture Bank is happy to accept gently used furniture that will then be made available to homeless families who have found housing. The New Life Furniture Bank website will give further details on specific items accepted, as well as condition requirements.

You may also call 513-313-0530 to get further information, and/or to arrange for a pick up. They do request a monetary donation fee to help with the fuel expenses.