May 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Homelessness Decreased, Especially Among Families with Children, During Area One-Day Count

The number of families with children experiencing homelessness decreased by 52% between the 2020 Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Point-in-Time survey to the 2021 survey. Overall, the number of persons experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County dropped by 14%. During the point-in-time survey, which was conducted on Jan. 27, county staff, members of several nonprofits who […]

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April 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Considers Requiring Permits for Anyone Soliciting in Roadway

Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing May 11 on a proposal to require permits for anyone soliciting from vehicles on roads that have speed limits greater than 25 miles per hour. The proposal, introduced by Councilmember Craig Rice, is designed to prevent pedestrian injuries and deaths. There have been two fatalities, one in […]

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December 8, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Woman Puts Best Shoes Forward for the Homeless

Mallery Perkins has lived in Silver Spring for only a year, but that has been enough for her to get involved with helping the homeless she sees living on the streets. During December, she is collecting gently-used sneakers and boots for the homeless, culminating in a Dec. 26 event at Jesup Blair Park on Georgia […]

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November 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Number of Residents Using Victim Services Nearly Doubled Compared to 2019

Montgomery County resident use of domestic and sexual violence victim services under the county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) nearly doubled this year compared to 2019 data. Intakes for the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) and the Abused Persons Program (APP) were 91% higher between Jan.-June 2020 than they were between […]

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October 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Needs Another Facility to Shelter its Homeless Population

Montgomery County needs a new facility to house its homeless population to accommodate 200 single men, 100 single women and a surge capacity of another 100 people. Currently, the county is using a temporary office building, county recreation buildings and hotel rooms, according to information from the Health and Human Services Committee Planning, Housing and […]

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April 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Homeless Shelter For Men Will be Expanded

Montgomery County Council unanimously agreed Tuesday morning to spend $1,140,000 to build an addition to its men’s homeless shelter in Rockville. The council also discussed allocating up to $2 million to help residents pay their rent rather than be evicted. A public hearing on this matter is set for April 28. A 4,500-square foot addition […]

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March 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Nonprofit Helping the Homeless During Pandemic

Interfaith Works is a nonprofit organization that has been serving people experiencing homelessness and poverty throughout Montgomery County since 1972. The longstanding nonprofit remains committed to their mission, especially during the recent coronavirus outbreak. Although many places have closed their doors, Interfaith Works is still up and running helping those who are experiencing homelessness throughout […]

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November 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

Giving Thanks by Giving Back: Events Happening Around the County

Looking for charitable things to do on Thanksgiving? MyMCMedia has a few suggestions: 7th Annual Turkey Chase: The Turkey Chase is an annual fundraiser for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.  The Turkey Chase is a 10k, 2mile, Tot Trot on Thanksgiving Day that runs from the YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase and back.  Proceeds from benefit our […]

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November 21, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Homeless Resource Fair Offers Help to Those in Need

More than 65 organizations offered a variety of resources for people who experience homelessness at the Nadim Khan Memorial Homeless Resource Day at The Activity Center at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg on Thursday. About 400 volunteers were there to help attendees navigate those resources which ranged from medical screenings to free haircuts, and manicures. This […]

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November 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Gaithersburg Event to Provide Resources for the Homeless

The upcoming Nadim Khan Memorial Homeless Resource Day will offer a variety of programs and services for residents who experience homelessness. The event, to be held on Thursday November 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the The Activity Center at Bohrer Park [506 S. Frederick Avenue] in Gaithersburg, will include more than 65 […]

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