Interfaith Hospitality marks 25 years fighting homelessness

We Are FamilySaturday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral

Friends and supporters of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati will celebrate 25 years of service to homeless families.

The organization, in partnership with Christ Church Cathedral, will host the We Are Family celebration. A VIP reception beforehand will salute sponsors. The main event will offer  refreshments and hors d’oeuvres by Jeff Thomas Catering, a performance by Mannerchor, an ensemble of the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, and a performance by the Everyday People Band, a 10-piece group specializing in funk and Motown hits.

Funds raised at the celebration will support local families as they work to overcome homelessness and rebuild their lives. Family homelessness remains a pressing issue locally. Each year, more than 19,000 calls are made to the Central Access Point hotline by families in search of shelter. For every one that links to services, three more are turned away, forced to double up on couches, squat in abandoned buildings, or sleep in cars.

“Our programs meet the needs of parents and children that would otherwise have nowhere else to turn,” said IHNGC executive director Stacey Burge.

Tickets are $75.

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