Open House at IFC Community House

Come visit the downtown Men’s Shelter this Sunday and see why IFC has a tremendous need to build a new and better Community House.  Our small staff, some volunteers, as well as some of our residents will show our guests the current facility, between lunch and dinner. Visitors will be amazed at how do so much with so little space! We want the community to fully understand why the IFC is striving to provide better accommodations for our homeless men, and to more fully appreciate why the move to 1315 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd is essential for our men and for our community.



Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 8:30am to 10:30am


100 West Rosemary Street, downtown Chapel Hill

Social Enterprise in Orange County?

The Executive Team of the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness is interested in ideas for possible social enterprises in the county that could provide sustainable, living wage jobs for our homeless and low-income neighbors.

One possible model is being tried in Cleveland, Ohio, which though a much more urbanized area, could provide an example for us:

Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect Orange County (PHC) is a one-day, one-stop center to link people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness with a broad range of services. Guests are offered assistance with housing, employment, health and dental care, foot care, mental health care, veterans’ benefits, social service benefits, legal services, and more. They also receive lunch and are offered haircuts, showers, and coats.  


Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 5:00am to 11:30am


Hargraves Community Center 216 N. Roberson Street, Chapel Hill

Any Chance of a Reasoned, Civil Dialogue?

I'm a big supporter of the IFC and its mission.  And I support its desire to create a new type of facility, a transitional facility for homeless men and the need to relocate somewhere.  And I'm disappointed that there is opposition to the proposed site for that new facility.  But I also think that the dialogue has gone beyond civility and that the neighborhoods adjoining the proposed site are being unfairly demonized.  In the 12 years I have served on Town advisory boards I have seen many neighborhoods oppose many projects for many different reasons - some good, some bad, some rational, some irrational.

Mark Peters has his eye on you

Hey Mark, what's all this business about you making UNC's Director of Local Relations hand over her contact list? All you're going to find out is who wants to know what UNC is doing, in other words: everyone. 

I understand you've also asked the Town of Chapel Hill to share all official e-mail regarding relocating the homeless shelter. I can kind of imagine what you're trying to get at there, but I doubt you'll find anything useful.  So maybe Mayor Foy and the Chancellor Moeser made some kind of arrangement to transfer this land, that's already publicly apparent. What does that prove?  How will that help your neighbors' cause to keep the Interfaith Council's Community House out of the neighborhood?  It almost seems like you want to intimidate public officials, Mark. I'm not sure why.



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