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.

Two health centers to open in Chapel Hill

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.

Feed your babies, says Chapel Hill, Carrboro

Robert Roskind and his wife felt uncomfortable when his wife breastfed his then-infant daughter in public.

New homeless shelter near completion


The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Inter-Faith Council for Social Service’s men’s homeless shelter and community kitchen will soon have a new home.

RSVVP event raises record amount $26,004 for IFC food pantry


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.

CROP walk fundraises to fight hunger


Aaron Nelson has been participating in the Chapel Hill CROP Hunger Walk with his family for four years.

Director leaves Inter-Faith Council for health

After just eight months in the position, Elizabeth Waugh-Duford has left her post at the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service.

Chapel Hill Town Council will debate sale of unused properties

The Chapel Hill Town Council has not yet made a decision about the sale of several unused town properties.

New homeless shelter won’t open until summer


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


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


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


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


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.