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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Housing & Shelter, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Housing Support

Mission: Inter-Faith's mission is to serve God by providing charitable services to persons located in Montgomery County whose life situations have become unstable. These charitable services shall include homelessness prevention, temporary shelter, guidance in life skills, and assistance in locating appropriate housing opportunities thus enabling families at risk to remain in or return to independent living.

Target demographics: families experiencing homelessness

Direct beneficiaries per year: In FY2016, 23 families received emergency shelter, 15 families participated in our transitional program, and 334 families received food at our Cupboard.

Geographic areas served: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Programs: Emergency shelter, in partnership with 20 area congregations; a two-year transitional shelter program at our Ambler, PA location (Hope Gardens); long-term supportive housing for two families at our new property, Hope Forest; and a food cupboard in Abington, PA.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

From the ashes of a small committee working on a food cupboard to InterFaith Housing Alliance has been a long and beautiful trip. Catching a vision of what could be, housing the homeless became our passion. From church to church housing to Hope Gardens apartments and now our home on Forest Avenue (Hope Forest) volunteers and good staff have enriched the lives of our community by helping the homeless become home owners, solid renters, and a people who have a resource to encourage them on their way to self respect and community involvement.It's been a really great ride! Ron Lutz - retired pastor - former Board member

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Inter-Faith Housing Alliance Ron--Thank you for this review, and for your longtime support of Inter-Faith. We couldn't have done it without you! Here's to many more years of helping families together!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A well-respected organization that has been helping families for over 30 years. Am proud to have served as a volunteer for many years!

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Inter-Faith Housing Alliance 09/26/2016

Thank you for your years of volunteering, and for the great review!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered/worked part time at Inter-Faith Housing Alliance for two consecutive summers while I was a student in college. When I first started out, all I knew was that I-FHA provided emergency and temporary shelter to those experiencing homelessness in the Montgomery County area. It wasn’t until after I had been there for a few weeks that I realized how much more than that this organization is. I-FHA is a wonderful non-profit that truly believes in helping the families they serve. They take in families who are often experiencing the worst time in their lives and put a roof over their heads, food in their stomachs, and hope in their hearts. The staff, every member of which is kind, knowledgeable, and dedicated, invests time and effort in sitting down with their clients and helping them map out exactly what they are going to do to improve their life situations. Then, they actually work hard to help make that goal become a reality, offering numerous programs that are designed to effectively teach and support clients so that they are able to not only obtain, but also keep stable housing. The work that is done at this non-profit is powerful and impactful - nothing short of amazing.

I continue to keep in touch with I-FHA to this day, occasionally doing miscellaneous tasks to help further their goals, and have never regretted choosing to dedicate my time to them. I believe in Inter-Faith Housing Alliance and their mission to make homelessness in Montgomery County brief, rare, and nonrecurring.

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Inter-Faith Housing Alliance 09/28/2016

Thank you so much for your kind words and your continued involvement at Inter-Faith. We couldn't do what we do without the help of people like you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great place to volunteer. The volunteer project at the new house was well-organized and lots of fun. Glad I was able to help out.

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Inter-Faith Housing Alliance 09/28/2016

So glad you were able to help with the new house! Thank you for your review!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My church became involved with this organization over 20 years ago by inviting suburban homeless and their families into our church for one month a year through this organization's "Hospitality Network". One month a year (every March) our church provides meals, transportation, overnight accommodations and other services for these people who for no reason of their own find themselves without a home. Many of these people move to Interfaith's 8 unit apartment building, where they can have a "home of their own", paying a small portion of ther income, if any, while they are assisted in getting back on their feet. They receive emotional support, counseling, financial counseling and job search assistance from this wonderful organization. About a year and a half ago, after retiring from my job, my friend and I offered our volunteer assistance, doing maintenance on Interfaith's apartment building, "Hope Gardens". We have seen first hand the hope that Interfaith gives to these people who otherwise might have no help. We have gotten to know the Interfaith staff and have seen how dedicated these people are to making life better for the suburban homeless of Montgomery County, PA.

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Inter-Faith Housing Alliance 09/28/2016

Thank you for your review, but more important, thank you for your years of dedicated volunteering. I hope you know how grateful all of us here are for your hard work!