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Information about InterfaithServicesof Henrico

Published on January 15, 2008

Author: Michelino


Interfaith Services of Henrico (ISH) :  Interfaith Services of Henrico (ISH) Helping others stay afloat through life’s rough waters… :  Helping others stay afloat through life’s rough waters… What is ISH?:  What is ISH? A tax exempt, faith based organization that exists to develop, to coordinate, and to make readily available financial and other resources of the community so that these resources may directly benefit Henrico citizens whose human needs are unmet by existing governmental services. ISHistory:  ISHistory Founded in 1983 with only 13 faith communities. Since its inception, at the close of 2003, ISH had received donations topping $629,000 and serving over 4,096 Henrico Families. ISHistory:  ISHistory At The Close of 2003 60 faith communities and organizations participated. Over $68,000 disbursed to benefit 296 families. Relieving shelter, fuel, medical emergencies; Providing emergency food through partnerships with local food pantries; Providing summer camp scholarships for the children we serve.   ISH MEMBERSHIP :  ISH MEMBERSHIP Participation by any faith community recognized as a religious organization in accordance with County and State Code. A contribution of time, talent, funds, food or other goods and services. ISH BOARD:  ISH BOARD The Board of Directors includes nineteen representatives from faith communities in Henrico County. One-third are clergy; two-thirds are laity. All magisterial districts are represented. ISH BENEFITS :  ISH BENEFITS We believe ISH benefits Henrico’s faith community and the families we strive to serve. Stewardship of funds increased. Duplication of benefits reduced; By referral of needs to DSS ISH BENEFITS :  ISH BENEFITS Staff are relieved of the “Eligibility Screening” process; There is consistency in application of ISH Guidelines to all applicants; The recipients and applicants, even those ineligible for payments, benefit from Casework Planning by professional staff. ISH Exists Because of Your Generosity:  ISH Exists Because of Your Generosity TIME TALENT TREASURE Because of Your Generosity… ISH Receives..:  Because of Your Generosity… ISH Receives.. Monetary Contributions Duffel Bags Diapers Book Drive School Supplies Food Donations Holiday Baskets Wal-mart and Ukrops Gift Cards ISH Administration:  ISH Administration ZERO OVERHEAD  No ISH dollars are ever spent on administrative costs; these are absorbed by the county or by Volunteers. All donated funds directly benefit the needy through vendor payments. All government and/or community and/or family resources are utilized before disbursing ISH funds. Current Needs:  Current Needs 2004 marks ISH’s twenty-second year in partnership with the Department of Social Services. The need for the resources provided by ISH has not diminished in the years since it was organized in 1983. The Department acknowledges dependence upon ISH as it attempts to serve vulnerable citizens. Current Needs:  Current Needs Caseloads of low income elderly/disabled adults continue to increase. Caseloads of foster care children are the highest ever. Most have been abused and/or neglected. Current economic conditions have precipitated an increase in the numbers of program applicants and an increase in emergency need requests, which totaled 10,037 as of December for Fiscal Year 2002-2003. Case Example:  Case Example Current Needs:  Current Needs Monetary contributions Volunteers Daycare Initiative Summer Camp and Summer School Scholarships Wal-Mart and Ukrops Gift Cards For More Information Contact::  For More Information Contact: Rod Gordon Community Resource Developer Dept. of Social Services 8600 Dixon Powers Dr. P.O. Box 27032 Richmond, VA 23273 Phone: (804)501-4091       Fax    : (804)501-4713       E-Mail: Interfaith Services of Henrico (ISH) :  Interfaith Services of Henrico (ISH) THANK YOU

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