Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service to seniors and refugees, that enhance the independence and dignity of low-income seniors and improve the quality of life of refugees. IM serves individuals in a 10 county, greater Houston area with the help of over 1,400 volunteers.Collaboration among people of different faiths strengthens what IM accomplishes, as well as bridges gaps in understanding among people of diverse beliefs.IM is Houston's oldest interfaith-based social service organization. Founded in 1955 as the Church Welfare League and officially chartered as Houston Metropolitan Ministries in 1969, IM has been a leading force in bringing together people of all faiths to serve people in need in the greater Houston area. Renamed Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston in 1992 to reflect support from increasingly diverse faith traditions, IM partners with 10 faith communities including Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist, and Zoroastrian communities of faith. Together they provide the foundation upon which IM builds collaborative partnerships to serve children, seniors, and refugees.