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June 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Launches New Initiative to Combat Chronic Homelessness (VIDEO)

Dozens of county leaders and residents gathered in Rockville early Wednesday for a special memorial service to remember the 61 individuals who died as a result of homelessness in 2016 and 2017. “Research tells us that people experiencing homelessness have a life expectancy 30 years less than non-homeless Americans,” Amanda Harris, chief of special needs […]

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November 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke and Mitti Hicks

Giving Thanks: What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? We asked local leaders, business leaders and residents to tell us what they are thankful for this holiday season. “Pepe and I are grateful for so many things…our relationship with God, our family, the success our children are experiencing, and our small business.  We are so very grateful […]

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November 17, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Homeless Residents Receive Free Health Screenings (PHOTOS)

There were more than 950 households experiencing homelessness in 2015, according to Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) staff. In an effort to help those in need, DHHS hosted their Sixth Annual Nadin Khan Homeless Resource Day in Gaithersburg for residents experiencing homelessness. “It’s very difficult when you’re living on the streets […]

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