The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC) is the principal agency in Orange County, N.C., for mobilizing the community to address homelessness, hunger, and economic disparity. One of the main focuses for IFC is operating the Community House, the county’s only 24-hour residential facility for homeless men.
Established in 1985, The Community House is now outdated and undersized, and according to IFC Executive Director John Dorward, is not in an ideal location.
“Being located in downtown Chapel Hill certainly has its drawbacks,” said John. “For all intents and purposes, this is a vibrant college town with lots of activity, noise, bars and other distractions…it’s a wonderful place, but certainly not the ideal environment for many of our residents looking to focus on improving their lives.”