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“I came out of a situation where I wasn’t very happy and into this experience which was completely different. It changed my perspective. Taught me the value of life, I guess.” – Alexis, daughter of a graduate

Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network

JoCoIHN is and always will be a faith-based organization. We were founded by congregational leaders in 2003. Since then, we have continued to nurture our congregational ties and form invaluable relationships with secular groups and individuals who share our love of empowering homeless women and families.

We are currently blessed to work with 12 host congregations and 24 support congregations. If you’re interested in joining our network, please contact JoCoIHN Executive Director Vicki L. Dercher at 913-345-2121, ext. 1001.

Host congregations

Host congregations transform four or five classrooms into sleeping rooms. They provide overnight accommodations for single women and families for one week, every three or four months.

Congregations coordinate their members and unaffiliated, individual volunteers to host our guests during mealtimes, evening activities and overnight shifts. Volunteers set up bedrooms and bathrooms, prepare and serve meals, provide supplies, plan activities, drive the JoCoIHN van and more. We ask that all host congregations be equipped with separate sleeping areas for each family as well as a dining area, lounge, restrooms, adequate exits and a smoke alarm system.

Each congregation has a Primary Coordinator who works directly with our Executive Director, Vicki L. Dercher. JoCoIHN requires training for all of the congregation’s volunteers.

Would you like to learn more about becoming a host congregation or support group? Please contact JoCoIHN Executive Director Vicki L. Dercher at 913-345-2121, 1001.

Our current host congregations include:

Asbury United Methodist Church 5400 West 75th Street, Prairie Village
First Baptist Church of Shawnee 11400 Johnson Dr, Shawnee
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church 11100 College Boulevard, Overland Park
Heritage United Methodist Church 12850 Quivira Road, Overland Park
Knox Presbyterian Church 9595 West 95th Street, Overland Park
Leawood Baptist Church 8200 State Line Road, Leawood
New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church 8714 Antioch Rd, Overland Park
Overland Park Christian Church 7600 West 75th Street, Overland Park
Overland Park Church of Christ 13400 West 119th Street, Overland Park
Prairie Baptist Church 7416 Roe Avenue, Prairie Village
Southminster Presbyterian Church  6306 Roe Avenue, Prairie Village
St. Andrew Christian Church  13890 W 127th St, Olathe
St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church 12251 Antioch Road, Overland Park

Support congregations and groups

JoCoIHN’s support congregations and groups partner with host congregations to provide volunteers, help with meals and more.

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a host congregation or support group, please contact JoCoIHN Executive Director Vicki L. Dercher at 913-345-2121, 1001.

Our current support groups include:

Blue Valley Christian Church 12251 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park
Church of the Ascension 9510 West 127th Street, Overland Park
Church of the Holy Cross 8311 West 93rd Street, Overland Park
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 15915 West 143rd Street, Olathe
Colonial Church of Prairie Village (UCC) 7039 Mission Road, Prairie Village
Curè of Ars Catholic Church 9401 Mission Road, Leawood
First Christian Church of Olathe 200 East Loula Street, Olathe
Hillcrest Christian Church 11411 S. Quivira Rd, Lenexa
Indian Heights United Methodist Church  10211 Nall Avenue, Overland Park
Just Faith/Good Shepherd Catholic Community 12800 W 75th St, Shawnee
Leawood United Methodist Church   2915 West 95th Street, Leawood
New Life Community Church of Seventh-day Adventist  18475 West 159th Street, Olathe
Olathe Bible Church  13700 West 151st Street, Olathe
His Helping Hands 15700 West 151st Street, Olathe
Old Mission United Methodist Church  5519 State Park Road, Fairway
Overland Park First Assembly of God 7700 W 75th Street, Overland Park
St. Andrew Christian Church 13890 West 127th Street, Overland Park
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church 6422 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church 6630 Nall Avenue, Mission
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church  7740 Lackman Road, Lenexa
Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church 9400 Pflumm Rd, Lenexa
Shawnee Presbyterian Church 6837 Nieman Road, Shawnee
United Methodist Church of the Resurrection 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood
Valley View United Methodist Church 8412 West 95th Street, Overland Park