A New Loan Repayment Option

For over 10 years, Hand to Hand Project Safety Net has provided small loans to county residents in danger of being evicted with small (long-term, interest-free) loans to pay overdue or first month’s rent. Since 60 percent of the heads of households in the program are unemployed, we are always searching for alternative, non-cash opportunities … Continue reading A New Loan Repayment Option

Friends In Action: A Lasting Friendship

Almost 20 years ago, our church decided to mentor a family through Community Ministry of Montgomery County (now known as Interfaith Works). It became one of the most inspiring times of my life. Mary was a single parent needing support as she worked, went to college, and mothered a fourth-grader with learning disabilities. Five of … Continue reading Friends In Action: A Lasting Friendship

Getting Connected through Project INFORM

Before coming to Interfaith Works, Marisol, an immigrant from El Salvador with no money to pay for a bus ride, talked with St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Gaithersburg about her distressful financial crisis. Marisol had been searching for a job for a long time but, like many of our immigrant neighbors, needed guidance … Continue reading Getting Connected through Project INFORM

The Hope Choir Debut

The Interfaith Works Hope Choir made its debut performance at the 2013 Hope Builder’s Breakfast, welcoming everyone and closing the breakfast in song. The choir featured singers from Rockville United Church, The People’s Community Baptist Church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Saint Mark Presbyterian, as well as IW staff and volunteers. Andrea Hines joined … Continue reading The Hope Choir Debut

Take me out to the ball game…

  Jose is in his mid-fifties and is originally from Mexico. With very limited English skills, Jose became homeless after he lost his job in construction. Jose was placed at Carroll House, Interfaith Works’ transitional housing program for men. Once settled in, Jose was referred by his case manager to the Vocational Services Program where … Continue reading Take me out to the ball game…