Impact in the Community

Hunger and homelessness are real threats for many Chester County, PA, residents.  According to the IRS, there are more than 9,000 families in Chester County headed by single parents who qualify as low income.   The Interfaith Housing staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers make sure that these hard-working single parents in our county are able to make ends meet, set and achieve realistic goals, and help their children achieve their fullest potential – with the minimum amount of public assistance possible.

With the hard work of our Board of Directors, Staff, and the work of the families themselves, we were able to avoid more than 7,800 nights in homeless shelters by meeting with 71 single parents, and providing rental assistance to 31 of them, in the 12 months which ended June 30, 2015.

We participate in and promote the goals of the United Way of Chester County’s Financial Stability Partnership, which encourages all Chester County residents to build their financial futures.

We recycle gently used home furnishings by collecting household goods from Chester County donors, refurbishing as required, then delivering to our families as needed.

We support the children of these families by sponsoring their involvement in extracurricular activities such as sports, lessons in the arts, summer camps, and by distributing donated school supplies, providing the tools they need to succeed.

 

 

Interfaith Housing guides Chester County’s single working parents with dependent children, who are at risk of homelessness, toward stability and financial independence. We help our participant families remain in clean, safe, affordable housing while they work toward independence. Interfaith Housing was incorporated in 1993 and has 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code. We are proud to have been selected as the United Way of Chester County’s 2015 Community Partner of the Year.

The official registration and financial information of Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation of Chester County may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. EIN=23-2713075