National emergencies put the most vulnerable populations at great risk. The homeless, elderly, and hungry on Vashon are no exception.
IFCH is now processing donations to assist workers who are impacted by the corona virus. To make sure your donation is used for virus impacted workers, please indicate ” VIRUS” on the PayPal secure payment page after you click the donate button. You can also direct your donation elsewhere by indicating GENERAL, MEALS, RENT, SHELTER, etc.
You don’t need a PayPal account to donate, your credit card will suffice. Directions are just above the Donate button on the right panel. (If you are reading this on a mobile phone scroll down to reach the Donate button).
You can also send a check to P.O. Box 330, Vashon, WA 98070 (make sure to indicate how you want your donation applied)
Thanks for you generosity and support
Our Mission is to identify and respond to the needs of those who either are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. We encourage movement toward independence in those we help and, when appropriate, refer clients to professionals in other organizations.
Most people do not realize that many of the homeless, or about to become homeless, are families with children.
Vashon’s Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization made up of representatives from faith groups and others on the island. All of our support comes from donations from people who care. Won’t you give?
We try to provide housing for our Vashon community’s homeless & near homeless. The majority (90%) of people assisted by IFCH only need help once.
We have helped families with children, elderly people, single men and women, and couples, Many are homeless due to mental health issues.
Many homeless, or about to become homeless, are elderly.
Others are the working poor in our community whose income has not kept up with the cost of living. They are often one illness or other tragedy away from losing their housing.
We provide a number of services to help these people find everything from temporary shelter to long-term, low-cost housing. We are totally volunteer based.
What Else Do We Provide
- Some rental assistance.
- Warm meals every day year round from our ongoing meal program.
- Volunteers to help with transportation, advocacy, and other client support.
- “Care Kits” containing personal hygiene products distributed by the food bank and local churches, and other locations.
- Assistance with moving, credits for washing of clothes, emergency funds for food, gas, utilities, medical costs, and other short-term needs.