COVID-19 presents new challenges that emerge each day for our organization. During this ever-changing health crisis, we continue to call upon the support of our giving community so that we may carry on serving those in need. If you are in a position to help others during this challenging time, we ask that you consider making a financial donation to Interfaith Works. Your support helps us keep the most vulnerable in Montgomery County safe and healthy.
Supplies Needed to Protect Clients and Staff from COVID-19
Safety First: Interfaith Works is moved by the outpouring of support from our wonderful giving community, many of whom have reached out to ask how they can continue to help those living in poverty during this time of great need. Our primary focus is to ensure that our staff, and those who are in our care, remain safe and healthy during this time of adversity. Interfaith Works is following the guidance of federal, state and local authorities while continuing to provide critical services to those who need our help to remain safe and healthy. We ask that you please call the phone number provided for each respective facility BEFORE dropping off your donations. Thank you.
Interfaith Works Women’s Center – Rockville: provides emergency shelter, meals, vocational services and case management to more than 250 women annually. Before Drop-Off, Please Call: 301-770-2413, Ext. 0
Permanent Supportive Housing programs at Interfaith Works:
Interfaith Homes (IFH): houses 31 chronically homeless, disabled men and women annually in scattered-site, permanent supportive housing.
Housing Initiative Program (HIP): provides service coordination to connect them to their needs to 66 formerly homeless individuals, including 30 families, placed in permanent housing under Montgomery County’s Housing Initiative Program.
Both IFH and HIP have the following needs:
Becky’s House (BH) - Rockville: provides permanent supportive housing in an eight-bed home for older women who previously have experienced homelessness. Before Drop-Off, Please Call: 301-933-2477 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Priscilla’s House (PH) – Gaithersburg: provides permanent supportive housing in an eight-bed home for older women who previously have experienced homelessness. Before Drop-Off, Please Call: 301-515-8244 or Email: email@example.com
Progress Place – Before Drop-Off, Please Call: 301-585 4471, Ext. 0
Interfaith Works Residences (IWR) - Silver Spring: provides individual residential units to 21 men and women who previously experienced homelessness, along with services to support their successful transition to housing.
Interfaith Works Overflow: provides shelter for clients during extreme cold and hot weather. The shelter normally closes at the end of March but will remain open during the COVID-19 crisis.
Interfaith Works Empowerment Center (IWEC) - Silver Spring: day program that engages over 800 individuals experiencing homelessness annually with services, meals and shelter, including shelter in weather extremes. We are starting to limit the day program to only those staying at the Interfaith Works Overflow Shelter. For this reason, we would like to give out laundry cards to those who are unsheltered or recently housed but have no income.
Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center – Silver Spring: an additional facility opened to help create adequate distance between women during the COVID-19 crisis. Provides shelter and meals.