Interfaith Social Services, Inc Overview
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help distribute food at our Food Pantry. Sort and process clothing and household goods in our volunteer operated thrift shop. Assist job seeking clients in the Career Closet. Answer incoming phone calls at the front desk. Assist with one of our annual fundraising events.
Geographic areas served: Massachusetts South Shore
ISS is a “one-stop-shop” for families in need. Last year the Pantry Shelf distributed 350,000 lbs. of food to hungry families and individuals. Counseling has always been an important aspect of ISS’ varied services. The New Directions Counseling Center is structured around a sliding fee scale, thus ensuring that anyone who needs emotional or mental health assistance can get it regardless of income. Chaplaincy services, including visits and pastoral counseling, are provided to patients at Quincy Medical Center. Homesafe is a homelessness prevention and emergency assistance program which assisted hundreds of South Shore families last year. The Career Closet distributes free professional attire for low income job seekers to wear to job interviews. The Bureau Drawer Thrift Shop offers low cost clothing and household goods to thousands of low income families every year.