The Interactive Resource Center assists people who are homeless, recently homeless or facing homelessness reconnect with their own lives and with the community at large.
Think about how your day begins: a shower, coffee, maybe a run or a walk with the dog,
the rush to get off to school or work, grabbing a bowl of cereal or a bagel. You stand at the back door with a place to go, something to do…. and a place to come home to at the end of the day.
Now think about standing at the door of the night shelter or rolling up your sleeping bag under the bridge – Where do you go today? Where do you eat? What to do with the hours? How can I get out of this bad place in my life?
The Interactive Resource Center (IRC) is here help find answers to those questions. We understand that homeless is not helpless, and that with a combination of basic services and individualized attention those experiencing homelessness, those facing homelessness and those just coming out of homelessness can renew their connections with the community and ultimately restart their lives.
A Results-Oriented Program
“This is the first time in a long time I’ve felt like maybe something could actually change for me. Thank you IRC.”
2013 marks the 4th year that the IRC has become a busy and vibrant source of help and hope for the Greensboro community. Each day, between 180 and 200 people walk pull open the doors to the IRC, and step in. Our guest come for many reasons… to be helped by one of our volunteers creating a resume in our computer lab, to speak with our housing coordinator, meet with a case managers, to see the nurse, to get a hair cut, or perhaps to take a shower and do a load of laundry. Beyond these services, what our guests find within these doors is a sense of community, a vibrant network of individuals, ideas, and lives.
“The IRC has more doors than walls.”