Through many connected programs, Interfaith Works was able to help Dante overcome challenges and lift himself out of homelessness. As a teenager, Dante was forced to care for himself when his mother returned to her home in the Virgin Islands and Dante remained in Maryland. Despite this obstacle, Dante continued to hold a part-time job, [...]
Interfaith Works Family Services Director Monica Barberis-Young talks to the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. (MCEDC) about the role Interfaith Works plays in Montgomery County, part of MCEDC's "MoCo365" video campaign.
Adam (not his real name), a stocky man in his early 60s, has experienced homelessness over many years. Now, Adam lives at Interfaith Works Residences, where he has an efficiency apartment, and works with multiple community partners to address his behavioral health and medical needs. The IW Residences program provides permanent supportive housing for men and women who [...]
Jeff (not his real name), a slender man in his late 30s, came to Interfaith Works Residences through Interfaith Works' Carroll House men’s shelter program after experiencing homelessness for some time. Although Jeff's family cares for him deeply and wants the best for him, they were unable to understand or assist him with his behavioral health issues. At Carroll [...]
The brutal temperatures this winter are inconvenient to most of us, but pose extraordinary challenges for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. It can be a life-or-death situation. In partnership with Montgomery County, Interfaith Works opens the doors of our Silver Spring-based IW Empowerment Center to be sure that no one is left to face the elements [...]
Interfaith Works is accepting new and gently used clothing and home goods to help those affected by the Fireside Place apartment fire at the IW Clothing Center at 751 Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville. Thank you to generous community members who have already donated. Interfaith Works is not accepting monetary donations to be distributed to those [...]
"You need us, we're there." IW Family Services Director Monica Barberis-Young talked to WJLA-TV Channel 7 news reporter Heather Graf about the assistance Interfaith Works is providing to families affected by the recent Rockville apartment fire. Here is the story. If you'd like to help, please consider donating very gently used household items, particularly sheets, [...]
Interfaith Works continues to serve those affected by the fire at the Fireside Park apartments in Rockville. Thank you to all who have generously donated home goods to help the victims. We continue to welcome donations of sheets, pillows, blankets and other home goods during our regular hours at the IW Clothing Center, 751 Twinbrook [...]
Safe shelter from the cold is available this weekend at the Interfaith Works Empowerment Center at Progress Place, 2nd Floor of 8106 Georgia Ave., in Silver Spring on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 7:30am-6pm, and Sunday, Feb. 4, from 7:30am-noon. Call 301.585.4471 for more information.
Monday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building Christine Hong, IW's Director of Homeless Services will join a panel of social service leaders and Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal, chair of the Council’s Health and Human Services Committee, at a community discussion on the State of Homelessness in Montgomery County on [...]