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

Courtney Hall’s Letter to the Editor Featured in the Washington Post

The Washington POST recently published a Letter to the Editor by Interfaith Works CEO Courtney Hall addressing misconceptions about people experiencing poverty. Check out his letter below. As chief executive of an anti-poverty organization, I welcomed Mark R. Rank’s column debunking myths about poverty. At Interfaith Works, we serve more than 17,000 people in Montgomery County … Continue reading Courtney Hall’s Letter to the Editor Featured in the Washington Post

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