Our History

Inter-Faith Founder Maida Navis

In 1964 in response to growing community needs relating to serving the working-poor, indigent and home bound elderly in South Metro Denver, leaders from all segments of the community – led by Inter-Faith founder Maida Navis – came together in what was and is truly a community-based effort to form Inter-Faith Task Force for Community Services (now Inter-Faith Community Services.)

Starting with simple programming designed to meet the basic human needs of food, clothing and shelter, Inter-Faith has grown into the largest emergency and continual support systems in South Metro Denver for low-income families, children, seniors and the homeless. Inter-Faith is dedicated to providing services that bridge the gaps between crisis, survival and independence. In 1968 Inter-Faith was designated the “official poverty agency” in its service area and together, with the board, staff, volunteers and community support, the agency has served numerous low-income persons since its inception.

With the philosophy of a hand up, not a hand out the agency strives to support its clients in every phase of their climb to self-sufficiency and success.

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