The Interfaith Works Women's Center is a 70-bed short-term emergency shelter serving approximately 300 women per year. Case managers work with clients towards a rapid exit housing plan from the shelter by referring them to housing programs, vocational programs, making medical referrals, mental health referrals, and connection to social services benefits.

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Interfaith Works Women's Center will be temporarily closed from Monday, October 26-Friday, November 6, 2020, in order for our team to support the Interfaith Works Emergency Shelter at Coffield Center. Our current IWWC clients will be transitioned to a hotel while we are temporarily closed. Our IWWC clients will continue receiving case management services and support from our team. For emergency shelter referrals, please contact Coffield at 240-777-4900. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

We have a great need for groups of volunteers to prepare dinner for 35 women this summer. If you can coordinate the preparation of a dinner for 35 people and deliver the meal on one evening, please let us know. Your group is welcome to drop off the meal or stay and serve it to the residents.

We also have openings for volunteers to bring lunches on weekends. Meals are needed for between 35 and 40 residents on Saturdays and Sundays. Bag lunches would be dandy. Hot meals are always appreciated! Volunteers are invited to stay and serve from noon to 1 PM.

Contact Samantha Cheakalos, Interfaith Works Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator, at if you can help in either of these ways. Samantha will be happy to talk about the details and provide information (and inspiration!) on how to prepare a meal.

Interfaith Works Women’s Center

Contact the IW Women’s Center:
2 Taft Court, Rockville, MD 20850 (Lower Level)
Phone: 301-770-2413