Interfaith Works (IW) has worked since its establishment in 1972 to help lift people out of poverty through interconnected prevention, stabilization, and empowerment services.
IW has modelled a deep collaboration with Cornerstone Montgomery and CCI Health and Wellness, with all three organizations opening a shared facility in Rockville. People can access IW’s shelter and vocational services, while also taking advantage of Cornerstone’s behavioral health services, and medical care from CCI. This is a great example of three organizations finding a strategic alignment that benefits the population they all serve.
IW’s impact spreads far beyond the above collaboration. Last year IW:
- served almost 100,000 meals with the help of over 2,000 volunteers;
- helped 3,687 neighbors avoid eviction, stay utility cut-offs, and pay for medicine and food;
- housed 755 individuals and 62 children in emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing programs;
- provided $3.6 million worth of clothing and home goods free of charge to almost 13,000 income qualified people.
This is just a snapshot of IW’s work, but is demonstrative of the impactful and collaborative work that was awarded with the 2019 Large Nonprofit Making a Difference Award.