Build Hope One Brick At A Time!

Help us pave the way by adding your name to an engraved brick!

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Help us pave the way by adding your name to an engraved brick!


Build Hope One Brick At A Time

Your step by step guide to order your engraved bricks on-line:

  • Choose your donation level
  • Where it asks Apply My Donation To: Choose Building Hope One Brick at a Time
  • Where it asks Your Note for the Donor Scroll: Please include the names or words you would like engraved on your brick(s)
  • If you are buying more than one brick please make a note if you would like your bricks all together or in different parts of our pathway of hope.
  • If you have special requests or would like more information please email

If you would like to pay by check

  • Mail check to Interfaith Sanctuary PO BOX 9334 Boise, ID 83707
  • Please include a note indicating this donation is for the Building Hope Campaign and include the names or words you would like engraved on your brick(s). Email if you would like an order form emailed to you to pay by check!


After over two years of hard work and many lessons learned we are very excited to announce that we will begin the loving process of remodeling the Salvation Army Building on State St. and creating a new home for Interfaith Sanctuary Homeless Shelter.

This new shelter will support our families with children, seniors citizens and our most medically fragile, our neighbors who currently are without a home of their own.

This building has been so thoughtfully designed creating a space that brings community together to offer support, access, opportunity and comfort to those that need it most.

You are invited to be a part of this new shelter by helping us Build HOPE one brick at at a time. Your brick will pave the way to create a space where families can stay together. Your brick will pave the way in creating a temporary home for our unhoused neighbors. Your brick will help create a space where people can find recovery, well being, music, art community and hope. Your brick will pave the way for job training and employment opportunities. Your brick will build more than just a building; it will build hope and help get our neighbors off the street and into safe shelter until we can move them into housing of their own!

A 42,500 SQ. FT. BUILDING TO BRING ALL OUR HOPES AND DREAMS UNDER ONE ROOF! Interfaith Sanctuary has been very creative in how we deliver our programming to our guests in our current 10,000 sq. foot emergency shelter located on River St. . We are constantly setting up then tearing down spaces throughout our current facility to provide different programming by day and spaces to sleep by night. We utilize a portable trailer parked on the back of our shelter property to host our recovery programming. Our food service training program lives in a food trailer that gives us access to a commercial kitchen which allows us to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to our population.

When the pandemic hit we moved our families with children and our most medically fragile guests to a hotel which was funded through COVID Emergency Funds. With this added shelter site we were now able to serve an additional 100 guests per night.

What happens once this COVID funding runs out? Where would we move guests who were receiving shelter at the hotel? Our emergency shelter could not house an additional 100 guests. Would we really be asked to unhouse families with children, seniors and our most medically fragile? This was definitely not going to be an option for us. So we began the process of locating a new building that would be bigger, safer, have more grounds, better access to services and transportation, a place to reimagine what shelter could be for our community, a campus full of hope and second chances. We found that home in a wonderful building on State St. that was formerly the Salvation Army Thrift Shop, Warehouse, Food Pantry and Family Service Provider. The two buildings are approximately 30,000 sq. feet (approximately 42,500 sq. ft. after the remodel) and combined sit on just under 2 acres of land.

This new shelter location allows us to keep our seniors safely housed, provide a safer setting for our families with children and create more meaningful space for all of our guests.

This new building will also allow Interfaith Sanctuary to grow and improve the way we serve our guests by bringing community, case management, medical support and learning spaces all under one roof.

The main building will house our single men and women and will include:

  • Medical Dorm with 18 beds and 2 hospice rooms to support our senior and medically fragile program
  • Exam room and nursing station supported through a partnership with Terry Reilly Health Services and Full Circle Health
  • Mens and Women's sleeping pods that will include single beds, storage and nightstands
    • Men 24 singles
    • Women 6 singles
  • Emergency shelter beds for urgent night by night need
    • Mens 7 Bunks
    • Womens 10 bunks
  • Classrooms dedicated to Recovery, Mental Health, Art Therapy, Food Service Training, Micron Work Force Training
  • A full service commercial kitchen with sit down dining area and home to our Food Service Training Program
  • Day Shelter with computer library, lounge area and access to the outdoor park and recreation area
  • All guests will have 24/7 access to shelter and campus
  • The safe outdoor setting on the backside of this property allows our guests privacy as they work their way out of homelessness.
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mail Room
  • Deescalation Room

The adjacent 2-story building will house our Family Housing Program.

The Family Rooms will include:

  • Beds for up to 100 family members plus cribs for babies
  • Family privacy suites to accommodate whole family units
  • A full time preschool classroom/ children's indoor play and activity area
  • Family dining area/lounge
  • Teen computer and activity room/lounge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Case Management Offices
  • Storage for donation items

The third building will become home to our single adult guests who are ready to move out on their own. These guests are financially self-sustaining with savings and are actively working on housing.

  • 20 private rooms that offer doors with locks so guests are able to have a sense of independence and are able to keep their possession safely stored while they are at work.

Men's and Women's Outdoor Offerings:

  • Lockers for guest's possessions
  • Bike Storage (100+ bikes)
  • A landscaped park with benches, trees and a zen garden
  • A community garden to be shared with our community
  • Outside dining space
  • A safe, secure and private space for our guests to heal and bloom!

Family Side Outdoor Offerings: (This area is separated from adult population with a fence to provide privacy for families)

  • Children's play ground
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Green space for outdoor activities
  • Family community garden
  • Dedicated play area
  • Stroller and bike storage( located on the front side of family building)