Who We Are


About Us

IPH is a leader in providing services to homeless and at-risk individuals and families, many of whom have had complex mental health, substance abuse, and health issues.
Without judgement IPH staff work to provide individualized services to meet
each person’s unique set of circumstances.


IPH provides year-round and seasonal emergency shelters, a housing program, and
community-based programs including Community Connections day-time drop-in center
and Healthy Connections health and wellness services.

Board of Directors

Carrie Hoffman, President

Amanda Avery, Vice President

John Puig, Treasurer

Sarah Hodges, Secretary

Paul Thurston

Paul Gioia

Albert Turo

Eric Hardiman, Ph.D

Amanda Goyer

Janine Robitaille

Executive Director

Kristen Giroux, LMSW

Deputy Director

Christine McDonough

Director of Finance

Bonnie St. Onge, CFRE

Director of Development

Our Mission

In recognition of the dignity and value of every human life, the mission of IPH, is to address the needs of the homeless and low-income community by providing a continuum of services to encourage self-sufficiency, empowerment and stability.

Our History

IPH (formally known as Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless) was founded in 1984 as Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless by the Capital Area Council of Churches and is a designated 501c(3) non-profit organization.

Beginning as a provider of emergency shelter for single adults, IPH has expanded its non-denominational programming to include a continuum of services that assist over 2500 homeless and at-risk individuals and families each year.  IPH promotes life skills development and self-sufficiency.


News & Events


The Daily Gazette: Gloversville will pay $25k to establish homeless shelter


The Daily Gazette: Art From the Heart: Retired GASD Teacher Uses Skills to Aid Others

A Letter from Janine

IPH Named Best Place to Work

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 Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH)

176 Sheridan Ave., Albany, NY 12210

(518) 434-8021 | Fax: (518) 432-7148 

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