It is said that there is nothing stronger than the power of a mother’s love. Of the guests in IW’s shelter programs, more than 40 are mothers. Mother’s Day can be a difficult time, because some of our residents are separated from their children. At times, they can draw strength and purpose from working on … Continue reading The Strength of a Mother’s Love
It is said that art feeds the soul. If so, the residents at the Interfaith Works Women’s Center recently welcomed a feast — a generous art donation that is making a huge impact. Gladys Lipton was an artist whose work was featured when the Women’s Center hosted an art show in 2019. She presented an … Continue reading Art, Joy, and Hope
As I reflect on the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, there is much to process. While justice has been at center of the conversation, I believe an expectation of accountability is a core foundation upon which we need to build. There is no doubt that George Floyd’s tragic murder has accelerated the pace at … Continue reading Looking – And Moving – Forward
In an effort to continue and expand our campaign to make access to the COVID-19 vaccine more equitable, the IW Clothing Center partnered with MobileMed Mobile Medical Care to provide a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for our neighbors in need. Thank you Mobile Med for your partnership and for helping us vaccinate 90 of our neighbors … Continue reading Making Vaccine Access More Equitable
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
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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
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