IW’s Congregation & Community Emergency Support works with neighbors in financial crisis to provide a safety net. The Hand to Hand and Unmet Needs programs prevent evictions and utility cutoffs through loans and grants. The program provides struggling families with interest-free loans that are repaid in cash or through volunteer service, and distributes cash grants for emergencies, such as unpaid medical or utility bills.
Referral forms for these programs are available through the CCES office. Referral forms with documentation completed by a county, nonprofit, or congregation caseworker, are required for financial assistance through Hand to Hand Project Safety Net and the Unmet Needs Fund.
Congregation & Community Emergency Support
114 W. Montgomery Ave
Rockville, MD 20850
Meet a graduate of the Interfaith Works Hand to Hand safety net program here.
County Council President George Leventhal joins Chuck Short, special assistant to the County Executive, in proclaiming Community Caregivers Day. At left is Interfaith Works CEO Shane Rock. At right is Rev. Dr. Rosetta Robinson, director of Interfaith Works’ Congregation & Community Emergency Support program.