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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
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 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|