Interfaith Works Empowerment Center

8106 Georgia Avenue, 2nd Floor (Progress Place Building)

Silver Spring, MD 20910


If you know of someone experiencing homelessness and in need of emergency shelter, please have them contact the Homeless Information Line, 240-907-2688, which is open around the clock. More information about the Homeless Information Line is available here

Interfaith Works Empowerment Center (formerly Community Vision) at Progress Place is a day program and outreach program for adults experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County. At the Center, Interfaith Works provides access to basic needs (such as food, laundry and shower facilities), case management services and a full calendar of recreational and therapeutic groups (see calendar below).

Interfaith Works’ case management team provides clinical assessments and referrals for housing, behavioral health treatment, benefits and a variety of needs. In the winter, the Center provides seasonal emergency shelter. It is also one of the locations in which the Vocational Services program operates. (Please see Vocational Services page for details.)

The location also is the site of 21 new individual residential units serving men and women who have experienced homelessness. That program is Interfaith Works Residences.


IW programs are celebrating a one-year anniversary at the new Progress Place location. Learn more from the story by Montgomery Community Media here.

For more information on programs offered at the IW Empowerment Center, click on the flyers below:

March Calendar

Course and Program Descriptions

Vocational Services Referral

Job Readiness Flyer

If you can help by donating to the ongoing needs at the IWEC please see our Wish List .