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Interfaith Caring Ministries Inc

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Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: The mission of Interfaith Caring Ministries is to serve our community by providing assistance leading to a path of self-sufficiency.

Target demographics: The target demographic of ICM is low-income and extremely low-income children, adults and elders.

Geographic areas served: ICM serves all of the Clear Creek Independent School district which includes both, southern Harris County, northern Galveston County with new expansion to Friendswood ISD. **During times of regional emergencies, Interfaith Caring Ministries will provide services to other areas.

Programs: Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program provides critical financial assistance with a client's rent and/or utility bill. Food Pantry Services Program provides enough groceries, toiletries, cleaning supplies and diapers/formula to feed a family for a minimum of two weeks. The amount of food provided is based on family size and need. Clients may visit the food pantry up to five times per year. Mental Health Services provides access to mental health counseling, in conjunction with the Houston Galveston Institute, for no fee. Clients are seen by appointment. Senior Outreach Program provides financial assistance with rent, utilities and/or prescriptions; home repairs; monthly grocery delivery to low-income/homebound individuals; monthly outreach phone calls; and home visits for birthdays. Childcare Assistance Program provides financial assistance to single parents returning to school with the cost of childcare. The Webster Lab is an after-school computer lab which assists youth attending McWhirter Elementary to learn computer skills, receive help with homework and school projects and connect with a positive role model. School Supplies Distribution provides grade specific school supplies to clients in need attending school in CCISD or FISD. Workforce Development provides assistance with the cost of uniforms, professional licensing, transportation vouchers and gasoline vouchers to attend interviews. The Christmas Store provides clients the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts for their family as if they were in a department store, free of charge.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Interfaith Caring Ministries for four years. I have seen many people come and go. Each client with a unique problem and situation. I have witnessed the kindness, honesty, and compassion given to each of these clients. They came in with such lost and hopeless looks upon their faces. As they leave they stood taller and were able to laugh, knowing that help had been provided. I can safely say that in each situation the dignity the individuals needed had been restored. The employees and volunteers do all they can to make sure the enviornment stays safe and confidential.

I am proud to be a volunteer for ICM. Each of the employees give their all for the opportunity to help. We strive to reach out to each family or individual to give back to them what they have lost...hope. We want the clients to know they are not a number, nor a file. But a person who matters as much as anyone else. Someone that just needs a helping hand to have the chance to keep the roof over their heads or food on their tables.

Board Member

Rating: 4

Interfaith Caring Ministries provides assistance to those in need in its community. Even more so, though, the compassionate staff provides genuine concern and care for those they serve. ICM is about more than providing assistance, it is about caring for and loving the whole person.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful ministry in, and to our community. Interfaith ministry is a beacon of hope, healing and resource to many and they do an amazing job of bringing our community together. The Director and her staff not only possess a warmth and compassion to those in need, but they carry out their mission with a great commitment to character and excellence. We are proud to partner in ministry with Interfaith and many in our congregation can attest to being helped toward self-sufficiency!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Interfaith Caring Ministries is an organization that I find to be worth donating a large part of my life to. That is a huge statement...life is precious and for me to be willing to use hours of my life every week to help them in their cause means they are really doing something worthwhile. I have seen the faces of people who receive food, money, gas cards, school supplies, clothes and Christmas toys for their children. The look on their faces shows what a difference ICM has made in their lives. I believe God works through the staff and volunteers and He is smiling at the good work they do!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This agency helps change the lives of "friends" in our community. The community and volunteers have supported the agency for nearly 26 years. The BEST experience I ever had, was the EXCITEMENT and the look on a 4 year old boy's face, when he recieved a new pair of Batman
PJ's. Sometimes its the little things.

Joanna B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started out as a volunteer at ICM in 1988 in the food pantry and later moved to interviewing clients. ICM serves a need that is met nowhere else in our community. The food assistance is the least of what ICM does and yet it makes a major difference in the lives of clients. The Christmas store, medication assistance and more make the lives of the working poor in our area better.