Our Mission

Interfaith Assistance Ministry is a faith-based non-profit organization providing assistance to Henderson County residents since 1984.

OUR MISSION - To provide emergency relief to Henderson County Residents who are in financial crisis by offering food, clothing, funds, guidance and referrals in an atmosphere of compassion and respect.

OUR VISION - To be a primary resource for Henderson County residents who are in financial crisis, and to play a strong, collaborative role with congregations, businesses, partner agencies and individuals in creating a caring community that enhances the quality of life for all of its members.

OUR MOTTO - "We are the hands that distribute what the heart of the community provides .... offering a hand up, not a handout."

OUR CORE VALUES - Dignity and worth of the individual. Each client is a unique individual created in the image of God, and worthy of compassion and respect.

  • Right to self-determination. Clients have the right to make decisions regarding their life situations. Interfaith will assist clients' responsible efforts to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.
  • Stewardship. Interfaith will be a responsible steward by efficient and effective management and oversight of funds and resources, and by coordination of services with other agencies and congregations.
  • Collaboration. Interfaith will actively work with partner agencies to create a Caring Community.

HISTORY - Established in 1984 by local churches, the Hendersonville Ministerial Association and the synagogue to coordinate crisis services in their behalf, Interfaith is now supported by local congregations, businesses, civic groups, individuals and grants.