Dear Friend, The IW Food HUB at Twinbrook recently passed a stunning milestone: 1 MILLION pounds of food given out to neighbors who are struggling with food insecurity. To me, this is a classic bad news/good news story. The depth and breadth of food insecurity in our community obviously is cause for concern. When this … Continue reading From the CEO – In It for the Long Haul
It has been a tough year, hasn’t it? I have heard from plenty of colleagues and friends that they are very ready to put 2021 in the rear-view mirror. This year has brought plenty of pain. But for me and for our organization, it also has revealed lasting lessons that will inform the important work that we do in the year ahead. … Continue reading From the CEO – Growing Strong
Courtney Hall CEO, Interfaith Works SUPPORT OUR YEAR-END CAMPAIGN HERE
It feels a little hard to believe, but next month marks my first year as CEO of Interfaith Works. It has been a year filled with challenges and with inspiration.
Our neighbors jumped into action when flooding displaced residents of the Rock Creek Woods Apartments. They fled to safety with almost nothing and our community responded with donations and messages of support.
Do you remember that “fall feeling” just before the start of a new school year? Thinking back, I remember a sense of anticipation, maybe mixed with just a bit of trepidation. Would I be assigned to a homeroom with my friends? Would I like my teachers? Would I feel ready to take on new classes? … Continue reading A Fresh Start
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
Spring brings such a welcome sense of renewal. The concept of renewal also is central to our work at IW. With your help, our essential services provide those we serve with important opportunities to begin anew, turn a corner, and head toward something better. We certainly are ready to be refreshed after the long year-plus … Continue reading A Welcome Sense of Renewal
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
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