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February 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 13 in Montgomery County

Happy Galentine’s Day!  Today is Wednesday, Feb. 13, meaning it’s Galentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day was started by the fictional character Leslie Knope on the show Parks & Recreation. Knope, played by Amy Poehler would celebrate her “lady friends” every year, the day before Valentine’s Day. The show had a number of episodes about Galentine’s Day, so now many women actually celebrate it […]

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January 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Resources Available to Assist Residents Affected by Federal Shutdown

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a list of resources for residents affected by the partial federal government shutdown. Navarro encourages all residents impacted negatively by the shutdown to seek assistance. She also encourages residents who can afford to do so, to give to fundraising efforts to support those experiencing financial hardship. “As bills […]

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February 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Casserole for a Cause Aims to Help Homeless

The months of January and February are often low in terms of donations for organizations that help to feed the most vulnerable individuals in the community. To help offset that shortfall, staff at Silver Spring Cares held its “Casseroles for a Cause” event over the weekend aimed to help organizations keep their “freezers filled,” according […]

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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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March 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Homeless Shelters and Nonprofits Preparing for Anticipated Winter Storm

Local nonprofits and homeless shelters are getting to serve more people after a winter storm warning was issued by the Montgomery County Emergency Management for Monday evening. Residents can expect snow accumulations in Montgomery County between six to ten inches, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). “It’s hard to know for sure, but we […]

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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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February 9, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Altrusa International Helps to Provide Clean Underwear for Montgomery County’s Homeless (PHOTO)

Altrusa International of Montgomery County collected over 2,000 undergarments for homeless men and women in the County. The Altrusa International is part of a network of 358 community service clubs spread across the world. Jeanette Wolfe is the Chair of the community service committee for Altrusa International of Montgomery County. “Our goal was to provide […]

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October 2, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Officials Break Ground at the New Progress Place Homeless Shelter

Montgomery County officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Progress Place- a homeless shelter- on Oct. 1 in Silver Spring. The new facility is a public-private partnership between the county and Bethesda-based developer Washington Property Company. “I am proud of the people of Silver Spring for their commitment to this constructive approach to assisting homeless […]

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September 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Restaurants Support Food Recovery Efforts

At least five Silver Spring restaurant owners kicked off Silver Spring Restaurant Week today by announcing their commitment to Community Food Rescue’s new web application that makes it easier for food businesses to donate excess food to community members facing hunger.  A total of 65 food donors have pledged participation. Silver Spring restaurants All Set, […]

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