‘I Got It When I Needed It the Most’

The Giving Together women’s giving circle recently visited our Community Vision site to hear the stories of women who will be helped, thanks to a generous grant from the group. The Giving Together volunteers not only listened to the stories, but they took the time to provide coaching and interview preparation sessions for the women … Continue reading ‘I Got It When I Needed It the Most’

The Isolation Of Homelessness For Latino Day Laborers In The D.C. Area

The Interfaith Works/Community Visions Homeless Shelter in Silver Spring serves a portion of the hundreds of homeless people in Montgomery County. This includes Latino day laborers, many of whom have a hard time making ends meet during the cold winter months. Usually those who spent the night at the shelter are asked to leave, but … Continue reading The Isolation Of Homelessness For Latino Day Laborers In The D.C. Area

Volunteers fan out in wee hours to count homeless in Montgomery

Annual effort helps determine how much public and private funding communities obtain By Kevin James Shay Staff Writer Nikki Stanaitis got up incredibly early Thursday morning to lead a group of volunteers who explored Metro stations, 24-hour restaurants and even woods in downtown Silver Spring and White Oak. The 4 a.m. sweep by volunteers was … Continue reading Volunteers fan out in wee hours to count homeless in Montgomery

2015 Point In Time Census Helps Assess Homelessness Challenges

Teams of trained volunteers fanned out from Interfaith Works’ Silver Spring Community Vision shelter in the dawn hours of Jan. 29 to undertake a census of people who are experiencing homelessness. The annual survey — known as the Point In Time survey — provides a crucial snapshot of the size of the homelessness problem in Montgomery … Continue reading 2015 Point In Time Census Helps Assess Homelessness Challenges

Job Ready!

It was a day to celebrate for Troy, shown here with our vocational counselor Daisy. He and fellow classmates Debra, Brian, Kaltouma, Corey and Qai graduated from our 12-session job readiness class. Two seats were empty, but that was good news, not bad: Corey and Qai were absent because they found jobs and were already … Continue reading Job Ready!

“Come In” — From the CEO

The Interfaith Clothing Center is a beehive of activity on a Saturday morning. With so many people intersecting for different reasons, it can provide a window into the many lives touched by our work: those who need help and those who provide it. On a recent Saturday, our Director of Family Services Monica Barberis‑Youngwas at the center, helping individuals and … Continue reading “Come In” — From the CEO

‘Obamacare’ acepta a beneficiados con TPS

Andrea Acosta, El Pregonero Los inmigrantes que tienen permiso de trabajo o estatus de protección temporal (TPS, por sus siglas en inglés) son elegibles para el seguro de salud conocido popularmente como ‘Obamacare’. “Hay una percepción equivocada. Los indocumentados no son elegibles para el ‘Obamacare’, pero quienes están amparados por TPS sí califican para los … Continue reading ‘Obamacare’ acepta a beneficiados con TPS