Pop Up COVID Vaccine Clinic at Progress Place

There are smiles behind those masks as one of our IW Residences (IWR) residents shows off his COVID vaccine card at the first of several events to expand vaccine access to the communities served by Interfaith Works. At an event at Progress Place in Silver Spring last month, 90 percent of IWR residents were vaccinated. … Continue reading Pop Up COVID Vaccine Clinic at Progress Place

American Rescue Plan Offers Hope and Help

The newly enacted $1.9-trillion American Rescue Plan offers the possibility of widespread transformation, providing major, direct help to low-income families and individuals battling poverty. There are many provisions and programs that will benefit the more than 17,000 people served by Interfaith Works. The sweeping law will provide relief to people facing eviction and homelessness, expand … Continue reading American Rescue Plan Offers Hope and Help

Saving Lives – CEO Blog

[fusion_text]The brutal temperatures this winter are inconvenient to most of us, but pose extraordinary challenges for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. It can be a life-or-death situation. In partnership with Montgomery County, Interfaith Works opens the doors of our Silver Spring-based IW Empowerment Center to be sure that no one is left to face the elements … Continue reading Saving Lives – CEO Blog

Smile Season – From the CEO

Smiles, and Relief August is one of my favorite times of year at Interfaith Works. Fridays at the IW Clothing Center have been busy this month. With your generous support, IW will be able to provide 3,000 Montgomery County students with brand-new backpacks filled with school supplies. Helping children shop for their own backpacks and … Continue reading Smile Season – From the CEO

From the CEO: Open Doors

Interfaith Works was founded almost 45 years ago by a group of congregations that, despite differing faith traditions, were united in a commitment to open their doors to welcome all Montgomery County neighbors in need of help. That was our commitment in 1972 and it remains our commitment today. Interfaith Works opposes all policies that … Continue reading From the CEO: Open Doors

From the CEO: A New Day, A New Home

In early January 2017, the new Interfaith Works Women’s Center at 2 Taft Court in Rockville opened for business. This was an important day in the lives of the women we serve. The night before, the IW residents left the old Wilkins Avenue shelter on a bus bound for the new site. Upon arriving, Interfaith … Continue reading From the CEO: A New Day, A New Home