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 IFCS.)

Starting with simple programming designed to meet the basic human needs of food, clothing and shelter, IFCS has grown into the largest emergency and continual support systems in South Metro Denver for low-income families, children, seniors and the homeless. IFCS 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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