“Interfaith Works is an essential partner in battling poverty and homelessness. As we work together to make Montgomery County an even more just and compassionate county, the programs of Interfaith Works bring hope and opportunity to vulnerable neighbors weighed down by their challenges, so they can envision a better future for themselves and their families.”
– Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett
About Interfaith Works
Administrative Offices – next to Rockville United Methodist Church
114 West Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850; 301.762.8682
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 help equip them to lift themselves from poverty and homelessness through prevention, stabilization and empowerment programs.
Almost 72,000 Montgomery County residents are living on incomes below the Federal poverty line, and 19,757 of these residents are children.
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 provides 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 more than 16,000 lives.
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.
Learn about IW’s Core Values here.
No other county in the Washington region, including the District of Columbia, experienced increases in poverty of the same magnitude during the late 2000s.
894 people in Montgomery County are homeless on any given day, including 172 children.
More than one-third of students in public schools qualify for free and reduced-price meals.
Between 2005 and 2015, childhood poverty has more than doubled in Montgomery County.
1 adult with 2 children must earn $85,926 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.