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.

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Letter: Homelessness should not be made invisible

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.


Old Town Hall to stay on as kitchen

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.


The Inter-Faith Council has been providing holiday dinners to people in need in Chapel Hill and Carrboro for approximately 20 years. (Courtesy of Lucie Branham)

IFC provides meal for Thanksgiving

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.