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January 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: New Building Allows Local Nonprofit to Help Take Homeless off the Streets (VIDEO)

Updated: It’s been one year since Interfaith Works moved into Progress Place, a county-owned facility that houses nonprofits like Shepherd’s Table and Interfaith Works. “We’re really excited about how far we’ve come in a year,” Christine Hong, director of homeless services at Interfaith Works, said. “We were able to house 21 of the most vulnerable, […]

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January 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Silver Spring Warming Shelter Sees Increase During Bitter Cold (VIDEO)

When temperatures drop below 32 degrees between Nov. 1 and March 31, individuals experiencing homelessness in Silver Spring are able to escape the frigid temperatures without the fear of being turned away at Progress Place. Located at 8106 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Progress Place is a Montgomery County owned-facility that houses two programs: Shepherd’s Table and […]

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January 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Warming Shelter in Downtown Silver Spring Open Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6-7

With the dangerously cold temperatures continuing in Montgomery County, the shelter in Downtown Silver Spring will open Saturday and Sunday during the day from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone without a warm place may take safe shelter from the cold at the Interfaith Works Empowerment Center, 2nd Floor, 8106 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Call […]

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January 4, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Cold Shelters to Open Across the County (VIDEO)

As extreme cold temperatures move through Montgomery County, local shelters are opening its doors during the day to help residents stay warm. The National Weather Service expects temperatures in the region to dip below 32 degrees over the next few days and with the wind chill factored in, temperatures on Friday are expected to plunge […]

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June 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Interfaith Works Offers Cooling Centers To Avoid Heat Exhaustion

There were roughly a dozen people that took shelter in the Men’s Sleeping Room at Interfaith Works, 8106 Georgia Ave., as temperatures climbed to the upper 90s in Silver Spring early Monday. The temperature in Silver Spring reached a high of 92 degrees on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.  Tuesday’s forecast predicts a […]

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December 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Officials Help Open Progress Place (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials helped open the new Progress Place facility on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring this month. The facility serves the homeless. Progress Place is a facility that serves individuals experiencing homelessness with an array of services: meals, showers, laundry, primary care health services, and one-on-one case management. Progress Place has 21 personal living […]

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December 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Find out what happened in Montgomery County this week by watching the latest episode of County Report This Week.  Lorna Virgili hosts this week’s show, which includes reports on a new law to improve tenant and landlord relations, a bill to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, the proposed schools operating budget […]

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December 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

County Officials to Celebrate Opening of New Facility for the Homeless in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Legget will be joined by County Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, Tom Hucker and George Levanthal for the opening of Progress Place in Silver Spring on Saturday Dec. 10, according to a press release. Progress Place is a Montgomery County owned facility that has two primary programs: Shepherd’s Table and Community Vision. Shepherd’s […]

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December 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

A Look at the Week Ahead in Montgomery County

It’s going to be a busy week in Montgomery County. Here’s a quick look at the week ahead: Sunday, Dec. 4: Six Montgomery County residents will be inducted in the Human Rights Hall of Fame at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown on Sunday afternoon. Also on Sunday, the 31st annual Montgomery County […]

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September 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 26, in Montgomery County

Fall is in the air. You may need a light jacket this morning and an umbrella later today. Here are five more things to know today, Sept. 26, in Montgomery County: 1. Progress Place: The County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee is scheduled to receive an update on the construction of the new Progress […]

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