Poverty Forum Scheduled in Gaithersburg
The Montgomery County Community Action Board, in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg, is scheduled to host a free public forum and resource fair to explore issues impacting low-income County residents.
The forum, entitled Raise Your Voice! Poverty in Montgomery County, will take place on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Ave, next to Gaithersburg High School. Members of the community are invited to participate in this program, which will include a resource fair featuring local service providers. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and recommendations in small focus group sessions about critical issues such as child care, transportation, jobs, and housing.
This event is free and open to the public. Free food and child care will be provided. Bilingual Spanish-speaking volunteers will be on site. Requests for interpretation in other languages, including sign language, are welcomed and need to be made 72 hours in advance of the event.
Registration for the forum is available online here.To register by phone and to request interpretation services, please call 240.777.1697; TTY 301.251.4850; Maryland Relay 711.
The Community Action Board is the County’s federally-mandated anti-poverty group. The Board serves in an advisory role to the Montgomery County Executive and Montgomery County Council, and as an advocate for low-income County residents. The Board provides governance to the Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services Community Action Agency programs, including Head Start.