Mission: “The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service meets basic needs and helps individuals and families achieve their goals in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, NC. We provide shelter, food, direct services, advocacy and information to people in need. We accomplish this through strong partnerships with volunteers, staff and those we serve. We rely on the active involvement of caring individuals, congregations and other community organizations.”
The IFC was founded in 1963 and began providing crisis assistance to people in dire need with no paid staff or office space. Today, it is a nondenominational not-for-profit social service organization with 31 full- and part-time staff continuing its work of fulfilling the unmet needs of our poorest neighbors in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Orange County. We currently operate a food pantry, crisis intervention services, men's and women's emergency shelters, women's/children's transitional housing, community "soup" kitchen and free clinics.