Interfaith Works Women’s Center (Wilkins Avenue Women’s Assessment Center)

Important news:

Due to a significant water system failure at the 2 Taft Court location in Rockville, the Interfaith Works Women’s Center residents and staff have been temporarily relocated. Repairs needed are major and are expected to take two months, and the 2 Taft facility must be vacated during that time. Because of that, we regret that cannot accept any referrals at this time, and the meals donation program has been suspended for the time being.
Staff and residents are now being housed at the IW Empowerment Center, 8106 Georgia Ave. (Progress Place Bldg.) in Silver Spring. Interfaith Works is very grateful for the support of our faithful volunteers, and to our partners Shepherd’s Table for providing meals and Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless for loaning cots so the residents can sleep comfortably.
The residents have immediate needs as a result of the water system failure, which included a sewage leak. If you would like to contribute to address those needs, please go to Scroll down to the section that says: “If you have a special purpose for your donation, please let us know.” Use the designation drop-down menu to select “IW Women’s Center Rose Room” (the most affected dorm in the system failure).
If you have questions, you can reach IW Women’s Center staff at the regular number: 301.770.2413. If you would like to volunteer to provide snacks or an activity for the residents in the temporary space, please contact Sabina Rai,, 202.705.1437.
Thank you for your patience and support.

Latest News

We have moved! The Interfaith Works Women’s Center (previously known as the Wilkins Avenue Women’s Assessment Center) has moved to:

2 Taft Court, Suite 100, Rockville, Md., off Gude Drive (lower level of the building, around the back)

Our phone number (301-770-2413) and fax 301-770-5966 will stay the same.

We are excited to move into the new space, which will provide residents with expanded living and community areas room and upgraded facilities. In addition, residents will be able to access vocational services and dental, medical and behavioral health care services in the same building!


  • July 10-12
  • July 24–26
  • Aug. 27
  • Sept. 1-15

Bagged lunches and dinners for 35 people are needed. If you are interested in helping, please contact Sabina or Vanessa at 301.770.2413.

Thank you!

Thank you to so many of you who used our Amazon wishlist to provide essentials for our residents in the new space. We have everything we need from that list, so we are very grateful for your generosity. We have an updated wishlist, and also would welcome financial support for the purchase of large items such as lockers and sofas. More information is available here.

The Center is a 70-bed emergency shelter serving approximately 300 women per year. Case managers work with women to facilitate recovery and stability, as well as connect them with housing, medical, mental health, and social services.

Contact the IW Women’s Center:
2 Taft Court, Lower Level
Rockville, MD 20850