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Meals-on-Wheels Stays Open

By Interfaith Ministries Inc | March 27, 2020

Due to the international pandemic known as COVID-19, many businesses have shut their doors to help with social distancing, leaving people out of work and those who need food hungry. Fortunately, non-profits such as Interfaith Ministry and Anniston Soup Bowl have stayed open and continues to offer their services to the Anniston and Calhoun County…

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Homelessness Issues Surge due to COVID-19

By Interfaith Ministries Inc | March 26, 2020

Recently, Executive Director of Interfaith Ministries April LaFollette spoke with ABC 33/40 to discuss the issues Calhoun County has encountered due to the novel coronavirus. Among these issues, she discusses how Interfaith is having to limit services to the homeless population. For example, our Open Door Policy now has a limit of how many people…

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COVID-19 Update

By Interfaith Ministries Inc | March 25, 2020

Interfaith Ministries continues to serve those most in need in our community as best we can under the circumstances we have all found ourselves in today.  What we are doing: Meals on Wheels: All meals are now delivered in to-go boxes which are placed in plastic bags by Stringfellow employees.  Volunteers do not leave their cars but…

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Picture of April LaFollete and Julie Edwards of IM

Anniston Community Groups Working to Open New Homeless Shelter

By Project Manager | December 19, 2019

Interfaith Ministries, The Right Place, and United Way of East Central Alabama works together to create a new homeless shelter in Anniston, Alabama.

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Thank you for a wonderful Decade!

By Project Manager | December 18, 2019

Here it is, the very last day of 2019.  It has been quite a year. The staff of Interfaith Ministries wants to thank each of you, our supporters, for making this year a success.  We cannot do the work we do without the continued prayers and financial support from people like you who help us make differences…

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INTERFAITH MINISTRIES: We all worry about John (op-ed)

By Project Manager | December 15, 2019

April LaFollette and Julie Edwards | Dec 15, 2019 John has issues: mental health issues, drug addiction issues, homelessness issues. Like many of our city’s homeless population, John has a dual diagnosis of mental illness exacerbated by self-medication with illegal drugs. John generally walks the streets at night, moving from Oxford to Anniston and back…

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Dental Needs in Our Community: Why We Need Adult Dental Clinic

By Project Manager | December 12, 2019

My husband hates going to the dentist more than anyone else I know.  But, when the pain gets bad, he buckles under, makes an appointment and gets it done.  We are blessed to be able to go to the dentist when we need to.  Our dental insurance isn’t great.  It only pays for part of this…

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Supporting John: Homeless Mental Health Story

By Project Manager | December 5, 2019

John has issues; mental health issues, drug addiction issues, homelessness issues.       Like many of Anniston’s homeless population, John has a dual diagnosis of mental illness exacerbated by self-medication with illegal drugs. John generally walks the streets at night moving from Oxford to Anniston and back again.       When he sleeps at night, it…

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Interfaith Ministry wins Business Awards’ Non-Profit of the Year

By Project Manager | December 3, 2019

Interfaith Ministry wins 2018 Business Awards’ Non-Profit of the Year! The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce presented Interfaith Ministries with the 2018 Business Awards Non-Profit of the Year.  This award is given to an agency based on their history, growth in the community, vision, management of volunteers and staff, and most importantly, how we serve…

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Stepping Outside the Box: IFM Story

By Project Manager | November 29, 2019

Stepping Outside the Box. Interfaith Ministries has seven programs to serve people in need in our community.  The Emergency Assistance program is best known for assisting with utility bills, rent and prescriptions.  Every now and then we get an off the wall request.  The Family Services Center, the United Way, or a local pastor will…

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