Adopt-a-Shelter Program not only provides a home cooked meal but we also donate clothes and toiletries at local shelters in the metropolitan area. Due to Covid 19, IW4AL is no longer allowed to physically serve at any particular location. However, we continue to provide resources and referral information to include counseling in treatment services, mental health, etc. Resume Writing & Solutions tips on resume writing and job searching. 

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

Clothing Closet

#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 leaving homelessness and being placed in permanent supportive housing (PSH) with security & utility deposits. Assistance is available when funding is available.

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 our


"Resource Information and Referral List"


Quick Resource Guide for PG County, MD

Visit the links below for assistance for prevention or if need 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

With the current state of the world and unemployment on the rise. Let the #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 (coming soon).

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 COVID19.


For more details send email to today.

Taking it 2 the Streets

IW4AL partner 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 PG County alone there are a total of 71 Title 1 schools. These are the schools that are located in low income areas. Students who have to deal with poverty are at risk of having a reduced the readiness for school because it most often leads to poor physical health and diminishes a child's ability to concentrate, etc. They are faced with cognitive, behavorial and attention related outcomes, highter rates of delinquency, depressive and anxiety disorders, etc.


This is a program that serves students in need or experiencing homelessness by providing these 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.