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May 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Survey Finds 23 Percent Decline in Homelessness

Montgomery County said Thursday the number of homeless people in its “point in time” survey decreased 23 percent. The county conducts the annual survey, counting the number of homeless people on one night, which was Jan. 23. The survey found 647 people who were homeless, compared to 840 people in 2019, a county statement said. […]

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March 26, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Montgomery County Establishes 24/7 Homeless Information Line

Trained specialists will share information about Montgomery County homeless services through a newly established, 24/7 information line. The resource, launched by the county’s Department of Health and Human Services, also allows callers to provide information about the location of individuals experiencing homelessness so community partners can offer support. “Launching an information line is vital to […]

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March 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Feeding Our Community

Fewer county residents are going without food, yet Jackie DeCarlo, CEO of Manna Food Center, explains why the fight against hunger must continue – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe […]

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January 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Extreme Cold Plan Activated: Be Cognizant of Homeless Individuals

Montgomery County has activated its extreme cold plan for a hypothermia alert until Thursday at 1 p.m. During periods of extremely cold weather, it’s not only important to dress in layers and stay inside, but it’s also important to look out for neighbors and pets. Montgomery County issues hypothermia alerts when temperatures and the wind […]

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January 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Extreme Cold Plan Activated Through Wednesday Night

Montgomery County has activated its Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert until 9 p.m. on Wednesday. The extreme cold plan is activated when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. During hypothermia alerts Montgomery County offers numerous shelters for homeless individuals to have a place to keep warm. If you notice anyone out in […]

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July 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Sets Sights on Ending Homelessness for Families with Children

In past 12 months, Montgomery County served 606 homeless families with children, which accounted for more than 1,800 children. At an event Wednesday, the county launched an effort to end homelessness among homeless families with children by 2020. The county achieved “functional zero” for veterans homelessness in December 2015. “Next up is dealing with families […]

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February 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Issues Hypothermia Alert to Start Monday Night

Montgomery County has issued a hypothermia alert for Monday starting at 9 p.m. continuing through Tuesday at 9 a.m. The County advises residents to be prepared for wind chill values below 20 degrees. During these conditions, hypothermia and frostbite are likely to occur. The signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, […]

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February 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Update: County Extends Hypothermia Alert Through Friday Morning

Update: The county has extended the hypothermia alert through Friday at 1 a.m. Montgomery County has issued a hypothermia alert for Wednesday starting at 1 a.m. continuing through Thursday at 1 a.m. The County advises residents to be prepared for wind chill values below 20 degrees. During these conditions, hypothermia and frostbite are likely to […]

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February 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hypothermia Alert Continues through Monday Night

UPDATE: The alert has been extended until 10 p.m. Monday. The Hypothermia Alert for Montgomery County has been extended until 10 PM on Monday, February 5. Expect wind chill values to be below 20 degrees. Wear layers if you must go outside & take extra precautions if you spend significant time outdoors https://t.co/LVX0WZtFpt #mdwx pic.twitter.com/WsptZ73Vvd […]

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January 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Issues Hypothermia Alert to Start Tuesday

Montgomery County has issued a hypothermia alert for Tuesday starting at 12 a.m. continuing through Wednesday at 12 a.m. The County advises residents to be prepared for wind chill values below 20 degrees. During these conditions, hypothermia and frostbite are likely to occur. The signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, […]

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