Remembering

I recently took part in a moving ceremony honoring the memory of 88 people who had experienced homelessness and passed away in 2020 and 2021. We honored them by saying their names out loud. It was a somber occasion that pointed to the negative impacts homelessness can have on people’s health. In the end, having … Continue reading Remembering

Honoring the Memory of Neighbors Who Are Gone

IW CEO Courtney Hall and IW Senior Case Manager Katie Guzzey joined nonprofit, faith, and governmental leaders at a service honoring the memory of individuals who had experienced homelessness and passed away during 2020 and 2021. The event was an opportunity to reflect on the importance of ensuring a home for everyone in Montgomery County … Continue reading Honoring the Memory of Neighbors Who Are Gone

July Community Conversation: Understanding the Faces of Homelessness

Join us on Thursday, July 29, at 7 pm for a community conversation with experts on “Understanding the Faces of Homelessness.” The conversation will be facilitated by IW’s Rev. Dr. Rosetta Robinson. Invited guests include: Christine Hong, IW Director of Homeless Services; Betsy Bowman, EveryMind; John Mendez, Bethesda Cares; Rozina Adhanom, Montgomery County HHS Dept.; … Continue reading July Community Conversation: Understanding the Faces of Homelessness

Statement Regarding Plight of Middlebrook Mobile Home Park Residents

Interfaith Works is dedicated to preventing homelessness and providing programs that serve as a catalyst to help lift vulnerable neighbors out of poverty. In light of our mission, we are concerned about the plight of residents of Middlebrook Mobile Home Park in Germantown. Some residents of this community, many of whom are immigrants, face the … Continue reading Statement Regarding Plight of Middlebrook Mobile Home Park Residents

More to the Story: Vocational Services Program

Interfaith Works’ Vocational Services Program (VSP) provides tailored support for low-income and/or homeless individuals through job readiness programs, employment assistance, and support after employment. The program helps our neighbors move forward to achieve the stability, dignity, and independence that employment can bring. In FY20, IW’s VSP helped 147 individuals find employment – a 78% placement … Continue reading More to the Story: Vocational Services Program

IW Vocational Clients Describe Challenges In Finding, Sustaining Employment

Women who are trying to find and keep jobs face difficult choices, with parenting made more complicated by COVID. These issues are highlighted in a recent Washington POST story. The piece shares the stories of women who have been working with IW’s Vocational Services Program to find sustainable employment. IW CEO Courtney Hall is quoted … Continue reading IW Vocational Clients Describe Challenges In Finding, Sustaining Employment

Committed to the Needs of Each Client

Dear Friends: I’m excited! We recently celebrated the completion of a major collaborative project to improve the quality of life for residents of Becky’s House, IW’s permanent supportive housing program for senior women with disabilities. I can barely contain my enthusiasm because I feel this project is an almost perfect synthesis of the key things … Continue reading Committed to the Needs of Each Client