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Adopt-a-Shelter Program not only provides a home cooked meal, but we also donate clothes and toiletries and resources at local shelters in the metropolitan area.


For more information on volunteering or partnering with us please send email to

Clothing Closet
*currently not accepting donations

IW4AL accepts donations year round to deliver to area shelters and clothing closets in MD, VA and DC.


Please contact us after you clean out your closet and we will be sure they make it to others in need!

Rent & Utility Assistance

As a part of our Rent and Utility Assistance Program IW4AL extends assistance to individuals and families who are experiencing hardships due to the pandemic. It is our goal  to help as many individuals and families sustain housing and prevent homelessness. This program also provides assistance to those transitioning from homelessness and being placed in permanent supportive housing (PSH) with security & utility deposits.


Assistance is available through funding.

Please contact us via email at or call 240-462-0318

Resource Information & Referral List

In addition to information about our programs, we provide access to help in your area for a wide range of issues, including employment, individual counseling, career assistance, addiction, and emergency housing.


Simply click on the link to receive a copy of the following resources:


"Resource Information and Referral List"


Quick Resource Guide for PG County, MD

Click the links below for homeless prevention or emergency shelter:

Nationwide Homeless Shelter Directory

Homeless Resource List

Department of Human Services - Homeless and Homeless Prevention Services

DC American Job Centers

Coalition for the Homeless

Virtual R.I.S.E. ABOVE

(R)esumes, (I)nterview skills, (S)ocial skills, (E)mpowerment

Due to the pandemic unemployment is on the rise. Let IW4AL help you with your job search! The R.I.S.E. Above program is a job placement program that assists individuals in gaining employment and acquiring financial security and stability.


Program activities include résumé and cover letter building, virtual mock interviewing, assistance with completing online job applications, and virtual professional workshops.

It is also a great concern for IW4AL to be able to truly help these individuals in the community in other areas of their lives. We know if you’re not happy, healthy and thriving to be all that you can be employment can be very unstable. Let us connect you with professionals certified in mental health and life coaching skills. We also have connections to other resources for those experiencing difficult times during COVID-19.


For more details send email to today.

Taking it 2 the Streets

IW4AL partners with local agencies and other non-profit organizations to distrbute warm items to include hats, gloves, thermal wear, coats, socks and our Resource Information & Referral List to our homeless in local parks and metro stations during the hypothermia season. This program also provides lunch during the summer months.

Village Works


In Prince George's County, Maryland alone there are a total of 71 Title 1 schools. These are the schools located in low income areas. These students are most likely to be faced with cognitive, behavorial and attention related outcomes, higher rates of delinquency, depressive and anxiety disorders, etc.


Village Works is a program that serves students in need or experiencing homelessness by providing Title 1 schools with the basic necessities to include quarterly hygiene kits, annual back to school backpacks and supplies and winter coat drive. 

Please contact us via email at or call 240-462-0318 if interested in sponsorship opportunities.

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