Human Services

Interfaith of the Woodlands

  • The Woodlands, TX
  • http://www.woodlandsinterfaith.org

Mission Statement

A faith- based organization that brings people together to build a more loving and caring community through service.

Main Programs

  1. Financial Crisis Assistance
  2. Food Pantry Assistance Programs
  3. School Supply Assistance
  4. Senior Services
  5. Disaster Recovery
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Working with congregations, individuals and other social service agencies, Interfaith's Programs and Services continues the ongoing tradition of helping those in need who live within our service area: 77380-77386, 77379 and 77375 in the Village of Creekside Park, and 77374-77375 in the Village of Sterling Ridge. Additionally, Interfaith Workforce Services operate in six Texas counties, as follows:  Austin; Colorodo; Harris; Montgomery; Walker; and, Waller. Interfaith's staff is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service.

ruling year

1975

Principal Officer since 2004

Self-reported

Dr. Ann Snyder

Keywords

Self-reported

Senior Assistance; Basic Needs Assistance; Crisis Assistance; Disaster Recovery; Senior Services; Jo

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Also Known As

Interfaith of The Woodlands

EIN

74-1804123

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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During 2011, Interfaith provided the following services in our local community: Family Services helped 17,750 individuals in crisis; Food Pantry nourished 16,659 families; Hand Me Up Shop provided 2,975 clothing vouchers; Information and Referral handled 33,828 requests for assistance; School Supplies provided education essentials to 2,021 children; and Senior Services assisted 2,961 seniors with transportation, SOS (intergenerational day of service), day trips and other vital services.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Financial Crisis Assistance

Interfaith's Programs and Services strive to enhance each client's self-sufficiency while strengthening their inherent dignity and self-worth. We help with the following financial crisis assistance programs: Financial Assistance-payment toward rent, mortgage and utilities; Food Pantry Assistance-non-perishable food and fresh produce distributed to individuals and families; Prescription Drug Assistance-prescription drug funding for those without medical insurance; Gasoline Assistance-gasoline vouchers; Clothing Vouchers-client vouchers to be used at Interfaith's Hand Me Up Shop; Emergency Shelter-short term shelter for those who have a documented plan to achieve permanent housing; School Supplies - providing children with individual school and grade specific supplies; Holiday Gift Assistance-gifts to families and seniors; and Informational Programs and Workshops-hosts educational opportunities to enhance quality of life for individuals and families.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

Food Pantry Assistance Programs

Each family or single client is eligible to receive Food Pantry items once a month. The amount of groceries provided depends on the size of the family. Baby food/formula, diapers and baby care items are also available to families with infants. Frozen meats, bread, dairy products, personal hygiene items and laundry soap are distributed when available. Fresh produce is cultivated and distributed to clients by the Community Donation Garden (Veggie Village). Interfaith's Nutrition Every Weekend student food assistance program provides backpacks filled with child friendly, non-perishable food to students who are at risk of food insecurity outside the classroom. These are distributed every weekend during the school year. School counselors work with Interfaith Food Pantry Coordinator to identify students and distribute the backpacks filled with food. The Senior Food Delivery Program provides an individual set of non-perishable food items along with fresh produce to home-bound seniors. Age, transportation limitations and residence in the service area are the only requirements for enrollment in this program.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 3

School Supply Assistance

The goal of the Interfaith School Supplies Program is to increase the likelihood that local children succeed in school, regardless of their socioeconomic status. With the help of donors and volunteers, Interfaith provides students in kindergarten through high school with a new backpack, complete school supplies kit specific to their particular grade level/school, and a new outfit for the first day of school. Due to financial crises at home, these students might not otherwise receive the items necessary to equip them with the tools for success when classes begin. By starting each student off with necessary school supplies, no child will be hindered from succeeding in the classroom, regardless of the financial challenges their families may experiencing at home.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 4

Senior Services

Interfaith of The Woodlands Senior Services goal is to enhance the quality of life for adults as they age by enabling them to maintain their health, well-being, independence, and participation in the community. Interfaith provides innovative programs in health, social service, spiritual support and education for seniors. Interfaith Social Work programs include: Transportation- provides rides to medical appointments and the grocery store; Benefits Counseling- assists with Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, drug plan choices, Food Stamps and other community programs; Interfaith Grocery Delivery Program- provides groceries delivered each month to eligible homebound seniors; and Information & Referral resources. Interfaith Wellness Programs include Music & Worship Services, Recreation Activities, Senior Community Games, Informational Programs and Special Events/Parties. Social isolation and loneliness are often considered to be problems of growing older. As people age, social interaction may become due to mobility difficulties and increased chronic illness. Interfaith programs improve the quality of life for older adults.

Category

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

Program 5

Disaster Recovery

Interfaith of The Woodlands provides emergency disaster assistance to individuals in South Montgomery and North Harris Counties affected by disaster. Interfaith's doors open as soon as it is safe for staff and volunteers. Interfaith is designated by the local disaster VOAD group as the distribution hub for South Montgomery County and the primary nonprofit partner in The Woodlands' Disaster Recovery Plan. Interfaith operates many programs to meet basic disaster relief needs of the community: food, clothing and gasoline. Interfaith Senior Services staff collaborates with local agencies to access additional community resources to meet specific needs of the senior population in response to disaster including prescriptions, dental, hearing, and other personal needs. Interfaith Information and Referral is an information hub for South Montgomery County residents to obtain disaster and relief related community information.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Working with congregations, individuals and other social service agencies, Interfaith's Programs and Services continues the ongoing tradition of helping those in need who live within our service area: 77380-77386, 77379 and 77375 in the Village of Creekside Park, and 77374-77375 in the Village of Sterling Ridge. Additionally, Interfaith Workforce Services operate in six Texas counties, as follows:  Austin; Colorodo; Harris; Montgomery; Walker; and, Waller. Interfaith's staff is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service.

Affiliations + Memberships

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Financials

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Woodlands Religious Community Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Interfaith of the Woodlands

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Ann Snyder

BIO

Dr. Ann Snyder is the President & CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands. Snyder received her Bachelor Degree from Colorado State University, a Masters Degree from the University of Missouri and a Doctorate of Education from Baylor University. Snyder is well known in Montgomery County for her years of service to her community. Currently, Snyder serves on the Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees as Past President, the Martin Luther King Commemorative Celebration Committee, St. Luke’s Hospital Board, South Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Board, Grand Island Foundation Board of Trustees, Executive Women Association and Education for Tomorrow Alliance Board of Directors.  Snyder is also a member of the Junior League of North Harris and South Montgomery Counties, The Woodlands United Methodist Church and The Woodlands Rotary Club.  Most importantly, she is a member of PEO, Chapter HD. Snyder has been the recipient of many honors for her service and dedication: 2000 Hometown Hero, Montgomery County Woman of Distinction, South Montgomery County People of the Year (twice), 2007 Citizen of the Year, 2007 Grand Island Education Foundation Hall of Honor, Rotary International Service Above Self, Paul Harris Award (recipient of two),  the Rotary District 5910 Hall of Fame, 2007 Sustainer of the Year, 2007  South Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, and most recently in 2009, she received the Drum Major Award.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Ray Sanders

The Blair Law Firm

Term: Jan 2011 -

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