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Homeless Resource Day is a one-day, one-stop opportunity for individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness to access services, resources and information.  Montgomery County, Maryland and the City of Gaithersburg again partner to sponsor the fifth annual Homeless Resource Day on:

Thursday, November 17, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Activity Center at Bohrer Park 
506 South Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

 


History

Homeless Resource Day is a nationwide initiative to provide needed assistance to those experiencing homelessness.  Montgomery County and the City of Gaithersburg has sponsored the event annually since 2011 with the assistance of homeless provider agencies, public and private partners throughout the County.  Homeless Resource Day 2014 served more than 400 households.  


Guest Responses

Since 2011, Homeless Resource Day has helped over 900 individuals and families access services and resources.  Comments from the residents and volunteers include the following:

(Click Here to read the 2015 Guest Report):

  • "This is a great thing you are doing to help the homeless to recover because they are people too."
  • "It's a good to have everything in one place.  When you are homeless it's hard to take buses everywhere."
  • "I thought the overall day was quite impressive, very informative, and would certainly volunteer again.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve overlooked members of our community."
  • "This event was amazing.  I am so proud to have been a part of it.  I would volunteer if it was held more than once a year."

Sponsorship

Homeless Resource Day 2015 sponsors were the State of Maryland, Montgomery County Government, the City of Gaithersburg, Qiagen, the Covenant United Methodist Church of Montgomery Village and Amerigroup Real Solutions.  Over 90 services providers and donors participated last year (click here for the complete list).    


Services

Among the services planned during this event are housing assistance, health care education and information, flu shots, shelter information, legal consultation, haircuts, information about Veterans Administration benefits, Social Security benefits, and non-drivers identification cards from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and more...

 

 

 

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