Topics: Inter-Faith Council

The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service opened its doors to the homeless men and women of Chapel Hill in 1963. Since then the council has opened a residential facility for homeless men in Orange County, started offering mental health services for low-income, and began distributing fresh, local foods to the hungry. 

In 2011, the Chapel Hill Town Council approved a special use permit for a $4.7 million homeless shelter for the Inter-Faith Council. The new facility will replace the shelter’s current location at 100 W. Rosemary St. The new shelter will hold 52 beds and expanded facilities, including an exercise room, work spaces, a medical facility and a dental clinic.

They broke ground on the new community house on May 5, 2014.

New homeless shelter won’t open until summer

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The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service is behind schedule for construction on its new State Employees’ Credit Union Community House.


RSVVP Day set for November to raise money for Inter-Faith Council

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On RSVVP Day, calories don't count, but where you eat might.


Inter-Faith Council homeless shelter to break ground in May

The Inter-Faith Council — which combats homelessness, poverty and hunger in Chapel Hill and Carrboro — is set to break ground on its new transitional men’s homeless shelter May 5, replacing the county’s only 24-hour emergency men’s shelter.


Greeks reduce waste, give to the poor with GoMeals! program

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When Caroline Barber first arrived at UNC, she was looking for an opportunity to explore her passion for working with the homeless population — and she found her outlet for it with GoMeals!


County measures homelessness to provide better assistance

While many Orange County residents could take refuge in warm homes during this week’s cold weather, the county’s homeless population likely had to face the blistering cold on its own.


Inter-Faith Council continues to grow

This has been a year of growth and change for the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, a local organization that aims to reduce homelessness, hunger and economic disparity in the community.


Food insecurity is a growing problem in Orange County

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Though most Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools students dread the return to early mornings and homework, those battling food insecurity look forward to the end of growling stomachs and the beginning of regular meals.


Inter-Faith Council halfway to new men’s shelter

After Hunter Mills became homeless, the Inter-Faith Council’s Community House provided him with a route to avoid the streets.


IFC marks 50 years

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The Inter-Faith Council, which runs Chapel Hill’s homeless shelters, will celebrate its 50th anniversary tonight by honoring the people and organizations that have helped it thrive.


Inter-Faith Council looks for $50,000

The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service is facing a $50,000 challenge — and it is reaching out to the community for support.


Town restaurants donate proceeds to ?ght hunger

The Chapel Hill restaurant community rallied together Tuesday to combat hunger.


New homeless shelter in the works

With funding coming in from various parts of the community, the Inter-Faith Council For Social Service is one step closer to building its new shelter.


Homeless shelter plan takes shape

The passage of the Good Neighbor Plan Monday makes the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service one step closer toward their goal of a new transitional homeless shelter.


CROP walk, hosted by Inter-Faith Council, provides hunger relief

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The overcast skies and bleak weather didn’t discourage Ramona Matthews from coming out to the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service’s 26th annual CROP Hunger Walk Sunday to fight global and local hunger.


Food trucks gather in Carrboro for fundraiser

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This Valentine’s Day, Carrboro residents showed their love for the town and local charities through food, fun and fundraising.


Chapel Hill businesses partner to offer discounted clothing to homeless

Local businesses — including some started by University students — are gaining exposure while bundling up the homeless this winter with the Clothing Community holiday sale.


Charities see increase in need, turn to donations in holiday season

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Local charities are beginning to take in thousands of gifts, clothing and food to distribute to families in need as December opens and the holiday season begins.


Chapel Hill restaurants donate 10 percent of profits to IFC in RSVVP event

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In its 23rd year, the Interfaith Council for Social Service’s restaurant fundraising event Tuesday drew its largest crowd of participants yet.


Restaurants donate 10 percent for Inter-Faith Council

The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service is kicking off its holiday season fundraisers to meet the growing demand of its hunger relief programs.


Working to provide holiday meals for homeless

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With Thanksgiving approaching fast, Juan Tuset wants to make sure all Hispanic residents in need receive enough information to register for a holiday meal. And because of his efforts to bring together the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service and the local Hispanic homeless community and in-need Spanish speakers, he might see that goal achieved.