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.
January 27, 2016
When discussing the issue of homelessness in Orange County, community leaders challenged residents to learn more about the homeless population.
January 25, 2016
The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service and Piedmont Health Services pitched the idea to the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools last month of including their respective services in the redevelopment of the Lincoln Center.
December 01, 2015
“Once I am well, I will find a job, then get back on my feet,” said Ronald Benfield, resident at the Inter-Faith Council Community House.
November 22, 2015
The Chapel Hill homeless shelter has finally found a new home.
TO THE EDITOR:
Recently, a nice lady came to my shop with a petition opposing the Inter-Faith Council’s proposed community kitchen. I said I supported the IFC. She said, “Oh I do too, just not in downtown Carrboro.
November 23, 2015
The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, a Carrboro-based social work organization, is planning the construction of a new building in Carrboro called FoodFirst to consolidate their services.
November 19, 2015
A passionate debate ensued at the Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday over a proposed text amendment which would establish community kitchens as a permitted use in Carrboro.
November 19, 2015
Trying to imagine celebrating Thanksgiving without Thanksgiving dinner is hard, but this is often a reality for many people in need in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
Luckily, the Inter-Faith Council is there to help those who would have otherwise gone without.
November 08, 2015
If you eat out on Tuesday, a portion of the proceeds from your meal may be donated to support hunger-relief programs.
October 29, 2015
George, a resident of the new SECU Community House, spoke at the annual Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC) meeting and expressed his gratitude of the IFC.
“(The staff) make me feel like I have a purpose now, it’s an amazing feeling,” George said. “There’s one thing those people over there have in common, they all have hearts. All you have to do is just walk in and open your eyes and you’ll see it.”
October 25, 2015
As a result of a recent policy change made in May of last year, public housing options have become much more accessible for the formerly incarcerated and homeless.
October 04, 2015
The Inter-Faith Council aims to increase their services with a challenge to raise $92,625 — with the potential promise of a matched donation by the trustees of The Stewards Fund.
September 21, 2015
After almost 30 years without a permanent facility, the Chapel Hill homeless shelter now has a place to call home.
August 26, 2015
There are 10,000 individuals in Orange County with an unmet medical need that are not being serviced by a health care facility. One thousand of the these individuals seek medical service at the Carrboro Community Health Center, one of the eight primary and comprehensive health clinics of Piedmont Health Services Inc.
August 20, 2015
Robert Roskind and his wife felt uncomfortable when his wife breastfed his then-infant daughter in public.
June 15, 2015
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Inter-Faith Council for Social Service’s men’s homeless shelter and community kitchen will soon have a new home.
April 15, 2015
The totals are in — higher customer participation is to thank for the 2014 RSVVP Day reaching a record high in fundraising for the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service.
April 14, 2015
Aaron Nelson has been participating in the Chapel Hill CROP Hunger Walk with his family for four years.
March 04, 2015
After just eight months in the position, Elizabeth Waugh-Duford has left her post at the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service.
January 20, 2015
The Chapel Hill Town Council has not yet made a decision about the sale of several unused town properties.