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April 26, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Mariana Cordier hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Guests include Elaine Apter, José Luis Diaz, Debbie Ezrin, and Denise Fredericks. Cordier and the panel discuss the work of the League of Women Voters with Elaine Apter, improving health outcomes for minorities with José Luis Diaz, honoring the first responders who provide service to […]

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December 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Men’s Shelter to Host Christmas Dinner for Homeless (VIDEO)

There are more than 500,000 people in the United States experiencing homelessness on any given night, according to a recent report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. In Montgomery County, data shows that there are more than 800 individuals experiencing homelessness. While county officials continue their goal of ending chronic homelessness,  one local shelter […]

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Nonprofits Seek Reversal of $600,000 Cut in Budget (PHOTO & VIDEO)

About 150 people representing dozens of nonprofits gathered at the Council Office Building in Rockville on Monday, seeking to overturn a 1 percent cut in county funding proposed in County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal 2018 budget. The cut would hit contracts awarded by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, which serve “the […]

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December 22, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Local Shelter Preparing for Colder Temperatures (VIDEO)

As the temperatures decrease for the winter, the amount of people visiting homeless shelters in Montgomery County increases. “We see a significant increase in the winter months,” said Jennifer Schiller, chief programs officer, Montgomery Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH).  “At least double, if not triple will be accessing our emergency shelter.” Winter starts on Nov. […]

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November 17, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Local Food Bank Needs Help with Demand For Turkeys (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Updated 11.16.16 Manna Food Center needs 1,898 Turkeys. Original Post 11.15.16 The amount of people requesting help this holiday season is the highest number one local nonprofit has seen. Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg has received more than 10,000 requests from families in need of turkeys for Thanksgiving. “This year we have seen an increase by […]

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January 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Help the Homeless: Shelter Prepares to House Over 200 Men During Winter Storm

UPDATED The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) is prepared to house over 200 men at its emergency shelter during the snowstorm that is forecast to impact our area on Friday and Saturday. On Monday night, which was one of the coldest nights of the winter season, the shelter housed 189 men at its […]

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February 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Shelters and Motels House Area’s Homeless from Extreme Cold

Montgomery County officials are working to make sure any homeless individuals find shelter from this weekend’s extremely cold weather. At this time of year, Health and Human Services Spokesperson Mary Anderson said the county’s emergency shelters are packed and overflow areas are opened to accommodate additional people who may need a warm place to stay. […]

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