Our services provide shelter, critical case management and therapeutic programs for homeless adults.
- The Wilkins Avenue Women’s Assessment Center in Rockville provide emergency shelter and 3 meals a day for 65 single adult women. Case managers provide clinical assessments and connect women with housing, medical, mental health and social services that enable them to work toward self-sufficiency.
- Carroll House Men’s Shelter in Silver Spring provides transitional housing for 32 homeless men. This facility offers case management and referrals to help residents gain independent living skills. Case managers provide clinical assessments and connect the men with housing, medical, mental health and social services that enable them to work toward self-sufficiency. The shelter also provides donated breakfasts and dinners for the men, as well as access to kitchen and laundry facilities.
- The first layer of our safety net, Community Vision, provides day programs for chronic homeless adults, many of whom have lived on the streets for years. These programs include intensive case management, vocational services and recreational and therapeutic groups, such as Art Therapy and Expressive Writing. Full clinical assessments and referrals for housing, mental health, and substance abuse treatment are provided, along with meals, laundry, and showers. Interfaith Works also provides seasonal emergency night shelter at Community Vision for over 400 homeless adults each winter.
Interfaith Works’ Housing Services provide transitional and permanent housing for disabled adults leaving the emergency shelter system through the following programs:
- Horizon House provides permanent housing for formerly homeless adults in homes scattered throughout Montgomery County, MD and is currently housing 25 adults. The program provides case management for every resident in order to work on individualized goals for greater self-sufficiency. Many clients are working or involved in education and job training programs. Although the program can be permanent for those who choose to stay, more than 90% move to more independent housing within three years. Some residents have even purchased moderately priced homes with the guidance of Horizon House staff. Horizon House is a project of Hope Housing, administered by Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless since 2002.
- Becky’s House provides a safe and secure environment for up to 8 older women, many of whom have been homeless for years - living on the streets for decades – with no place to go. The program provides case management and 24 hour staff to meet the needs of the women who call this it home. The Case Worker and Program Manager work closely together with each resident to develop an ongoing service plan to optimize each resident’s independence. The residents enjoy field trips to movies, lunch, museums and other fun outings away from home. Becky’s House is a beautifully renovated home in the Aspen Hill area.
- Watkins Mill
Watkins Mill provides safe transitional housing for up to 8 homeless women who have a mental health disability. The program provides case management, meals, transportation and referrals to permanent housing. Twenty-four hour staff are available to handle emergencies and client concerns whenever they arise. Watkins Mill is a nurturing environment where residents are empowered to maintain mental and physical health while preparing for a successful transition into permanent housing.
- Interfaith Homes
Interfaith Works is managing a new permanent supportive housing program called Interfaith Homes. IH is designed to serve 14 chronically homeless adults (without children), who have been living on the streets and in Emergency Shelters. The residents will most likely have one or multiple disabilities such as mental illness, in recovery from substance abuse, developmental delays, and physical disabilities. IH will have one full-time Case Manager and a Part Time Clinical supervisor. The Case Manager will meet with the resident once per week to help the client maintain housing and follow a service agreement. The clients will move into apartments in scattered sites in Montgomery County.