Interfaith Works

January 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: New Building Allows Local Nonprofit to Help Take Homeless off the Streets (VIDEO)

Updated: It’s been one year since Interfaith Works moved into Progress Place, a county-owned facility that houses nonprofits like Shepherd’s Table and Interfaith Works. “We’re really excited about how far we’ve come in a year,” Christine Hong, director of homeless services at Interfaith Works, said. “We were able to house 21 of the most vulnerable, […]

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January 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Silver Spring Warming Shelter Sees Increase During Bitter Cold (VIDEO)

When temperatures drop below 32 degrees between Nov. 1 and March 31, individuals experiencing homelessness in Silver Spring are able to escape the frigid temperatures without the fear of being turned away at Progress Place. Located at 8106 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Progress Place is a Montgomery County owned-facility that houses two programs: Shepherd’s Table and […]

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December 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Re-Bra Program Inspired by Breast Cancer Survivors (VIDEO)

The price of bras for women can vary anywhere between $20-to-$75; and that can be on the low end. Prices are even higher for women if they need a special bra for nursing, after breast cancer surgery or if they need a special size. But for some women, buying a bra, no matter the price […]

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December 5, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Interfaith Works and Strathmore Invite Community to Participate in Annual Coat Drive

Interfaith Works and Strathmore are asking for your help to keep those in need warm this winter through Share the Warmth, a coat drive for arts patrons and music lovers to give back to their community.  Strathmore will collect gently used and new coats, as well as hats, gloves and other cold weather gear at all […]

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October 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 3, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 3, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. County Council Meeting: Hearing on anti-gang funding, introduction of public election fund changes and the Planning Board’s semi-annual report are on the agenda. 2. Re-Bra Event: Interfaith Works is teaming up with the Brem Foundation to kick off a program to provide free, […]

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September 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Interfaith Works Kicking Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Re-Bra Event

To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Interfaith Works is teaming up with the Brem Foundation, a breast-cancer education non-profit, to launch a new program aimed for helping women access free, donated bras. Interfaith Works is launching an initiative titled, “Re-Bra,” a unique way for breast surgery patients to donate their pre-surgery bras to women […]

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July 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville View Shutters Site

A Rockville man died on a bicycle, and it turned out that Cynthia Cotte Griffiths had two Facebook friends in common with him. She reached out to them saying she wanted to write a tribute about the man for her website, Rockville View. The 2-year-old site, she said, was able to be “that community place.” […]

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June 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Fred Evans hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Elaine Apter, Victoria Layfield, José Luis Diaz, and Samantha Crosby. Evans and the panel discuss the work of the Maryland League of Women Voters with Elaine Apter, the Montgomery County hotline – 301.738.2255 – with Victoria Layfield from EveryMind, the WIC program at CCI […]

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June 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Interfaith Works Offers Cooling Centers To Avoid Heat Exhaustion

There were roughly a dozen people that took shelter in the Men’s Sleeping Room at Interfaith Works, 8106 Georgia Ave., as temperatures climbed to the upper 90s in Silver Spring early Monday. The temperature in Silver Spring reached a high of 92 degrees on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.  Tuesday’s forecast predicts a […]

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May 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Interfaith Works Expands Clothing Facility to Give Clients Hope (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Concerned about the impression their previous facility had on clients, staff at Interfaith Works Clothing Center decided to expand upstairs to give those in need hope. “We didn’t like the association of having a dark and dingy place and trying to help people who are poor,”  Shane Rock, CEO of Interfaith Works said. “We wanted […]

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