About Interfaith Works

Administrative Offices – next to Rockville United Methodist Church

114 West Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850; 301.762.8682

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Interfaith Works, founded in 1972, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency and a non-sectarian interfaith coalition of more than 165 affiliated congregations of diverse faiths, working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, Md.

Our trained, professional staff members work with individuals and families in crisis to empower them with the tools and skills they need to lift themselves from poverty.

Our mission is to pursue social justice with an emphasis on identifying and meeting the needs of the poor by leading and engaging Montgomery County’s faith communities in service, education, and advocacy.

Almost 72,000 Montgomery County residents are living below the Federal poverty line, and 19,757 of these residents are children.

Our Montgomery County neighbors face incredible challenges, and Interfaith Works is meeting those challenges. 

Every day, hundreds of people in our community turn to Interfaith Works for help. From prevention to emergency shelter to permanent supportive housing, Interfaith Works helps people in crisis lift themselves out of poverty, changing lives for a better today and tomorrow.

Interfaith Works is the only organization providing services across the housing continuum of care in Montgomery County to touch all aspects of people’s lives so they can find safety and security. Each year, thanks to you and other generous partners, Interfaith Works impacts 20,000 lives.

Did you know?

No other county in the Washington region, including the District of Columbia, experienced increases in poverty of the same magnitude during the late 2000s.

yellow-house-icon1,100 people in Montgomery County are homeless on any given day, including 318 children.

free-lunches-iconMore than one-third of students in public schools qualify for free and reduced-price meals.

statsBetween 2005 and 2015, childhood poverty has more than doubled in Montgomery County.

1 adult with 2 children must earn $77,933 a year to make ends meet, according to the county’s self-sufficiency standard.


1 in 7 adults has limited English proficiency and approximately 58,000 adults lack high school diplomas.


Interfaith Works stays with people every step of the way.

Interfaith Works (IW) was established in 1972 to help vulnerable residents in Montgomery County facing homelessness and poverty. We partner with those who also are committed to helping our struggling neighbors, including 5,200 compassionate and devoted volunteers, individual donors, 165 diverse faith communities, other social service agencies, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

As experts in providing services to people who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, our professional, trained staff members provide individuals and families with resources and tools specific to their needs, empowering them to take responsibility and move from crisis to stability.

Interfaith Works goes beyond meeting basic needs.

A CLINICAL FOCUS, not just caring people but qualified, licensed staff.

PROGRAMS FOR CHANGE, not just shelters for the homeless. Individuals are held accountable and are expected to participate in our life-changing programs.

CASE MANAGEMENT, not just housing. Our programs meet basic needs while supporting one’s growth with individualized action plans. We make a long-term commitment to those we serve so they can make the changes needed to lift themselves.

A HAND UP, not just a handout. Our team collaborates with clients and connects them to critical resources, including Interfaith Works’ Vocational Services program.

To learn more about Interfaith Works and what we do, watch the video below.