Mission & Vision

Our Mission

While much has changed over the years, our focus at Interfaith Community Services remains consistent. Today, ICS continues to passionately pursue a single mission: to help people in need achieve stable, healthy, and independent lives.

Our Vision for Those We Serve

Seniors and disabled individuals will have transportation, meals and caregiving services available to them in order to remain independent in their homes.

People in financial crisis will have a compassionate place to turn for vital services that help stabilize their housing, employment, food, and healthcare situations.

Our clients and the community at large will gain better access to community resources, social support, education, and information to make informed decisions.

Volunteers, faith communities and supporters will have a place to serve their neighbors in need.

Serving People in Need

ICS is often the place to go in Pima County for those who have nowhere else to turn. Our programs enable seniors and people with disabilities to stay safe and independent in their homes. We also assist individuals and families facing food hardship, job loss and financial crisis regain stability and gather the resources to move forward to self-sufficiency.

At its onset in 1985, ICS served several hundred people a year. Today, community need and our services are growing profoundly. ICS presently provides services to more than 52,000 people each year. From a nutritious meal for a low-income senior or family in financial distress, to job counseling that helps an out-of-work breadwinner regain sustainable employment, to rides to the doctor’s office, to assistance with mail, bills or small home repairs for clients who can no longer see or achieve mobility, ICS meets essential needs in very practical ways.

Did You Know?

14.2% of Arizona families live in poverty? Arizona is third in the nation for food hardship? People 85 and older are the fastest growing segment of Tucson’s population—a 70% increase for Pima County?

Responsibility and Accountability

As a vital part of the social services network in Pima County, ICS remains focused on efficient operation and management. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers who give so freely of their time and talents, our administrative/fundraising costs average less than 15% of our expenses, substantially less than the 20-25% average for non-profits nationally. Charity Navigator has awarded ICS its highest four-star rating for financial management and efficient service delivery every year since 2011

Making a Difference

In today’s economic climate, it is increasingly more important for people to work together, pool resources and maximize their good faith efforts. When faith communities need help meeting the needs of people in their congregations, ICS is there. When other nonprofit organizations and government entities make referrals, ICS responds. And when individuals who need help walk through our doors, volunteers and staff open their hearts. That’s the power of the ICS network of engaged people and partners.