On October 26, 1991, the Found House Interfaith Housing Network’s Day Center located in Elmwood Place along with eight congregations opened its doors to serve a few families each week with our Emergency Family Shelter Program, which is the organization’s longest-running and most well-known service. In 2011, Found House acquired and moved to our current Day Center in Walnut Hills, which is better equipped and much more spacious, allowing for deepened strategic planning, responsiveness to community needs, and the development of new programs. Found House continues to strategically enhance service offerings and add new programs to best meet the needs of families experiencing homelessness and housing insecurities while staying abreast of community-wide issues and national trends:
- 2012- Established Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program;
- 2014- Created Pet Support Program;
- 2015- Established Aftercare, Rapid Re-housing and Shelter Diversion Programs;
- 2017 – Expanded the Permanent Supportive Housing Program and doubled program capacity;
- 2019- Established Transitional Housing/Rapid Re-Housing and KEYS programs;
- 2020- Doubled capacity of on-site pet shelter;
- 2021- Began construction of Melrose Place 26-unit apartment building to expand PSH program.
Today, Found House IHN includes 100+ community partners, 1000+ volunteers, and operates 9 programs with a staff of over 30 professionals, serving nearly 400 families per year. All Found House programs take a holistic, community based approach, by connecting families to tools and resources, to move families out of homelessness rapidly while helping them retain their housing and achieve success in the long-term.