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.
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.
October 23, 2014
The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service is behind schedule for construction on its new State Employees’ Credit Union Community House.
September 16, 2014
On RSVVP Day, calories don't count, but where you eat might.
April 13, 2014
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.
February 25, 2014
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!
January 30, 2014
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.
October 24, 2013
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.
August 25, 2013
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.
June 19, 2013
After Hunter Mills became homeless, the Inter-Faith Council’s Community House provided him with a route to avoid the streets.
June 04, 2013
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.
November 28, 2012
The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service is facing a $50,000 challenge — and it is reaching out to the community for support.
November 14, 2012
The Chapel Hill restaurant community rallied together Tuesday to combat hunger.
October 04, 2012
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.
June 11, 2012
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.