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. This allows IW4AL to have one on one contact with each resident where we encourage and provide resources and referral information to include counseling in treatment services, mental health, etc. Resume Writing & Solutions will be onsite giving their tips on resume writing and job searching. HIV testing will be provided by The Women Collective and Under Her will be providing bras and feminine products for women residents. This has proven to be a tremendous impact to the women in each shelter.
For more information on volunteering or partnering with us please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
#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.
Visit the links below for assistance for prevention or if need emergency shelter:
(R)esumes, (I)nterview skills, (S)ocial skills, (E)mpowerment
IW4AL is in the process of locating a facility to initiate it's employment program. This would be a job placement program that assists individuals in gaining employment and financial security and stability.
Program activities would include résumé and cover letter building, mock interviewing, assistance with completing online job applications, professional workshops and transportation assistance and more...
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. It will also be our goal to make sure that our clients are connected to the services they need whether it’s housing, counseling, etc.
Stay tune for details.
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.
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.