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East County Regional Services Center

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East County Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 5pm – 9pm (Monday) 2pm-9pm (Tuesday) 12pm-5pm (Thursday) 
Phone: 240-777-8406
English Conversation      
Call for more information regarding other upcoming programs.

The vision of the Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity is to help make Montgomery County a thriving multicultural community where every resident feels welcomed, participates civically, and contributes positively to the economy.


The mission of the Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity is to be Montgomery County Government's welcome center where the County's diverse population can be connected to public and private services, volunteering, civic engagement, cross cultural activities, and economic empowerment.


Provide the most needed services to immigrants in the County through partnerships with other organizations or by utilizing skilled volunteers (information and referral to services, English as a second language, workforce development, civic engagement, computer literacy, citizenship, and pro-bono legal assistance).
Provide Civic engagement academies to help residents get oriented to life in the County, understand their rights and responsibilities, and engage immigrant leadership.
Assist Regional Service Centers to staff (via AmeriCorps) and create programs for Gilchrist Welcome Centers (set up classes, find partners and volunteers, materials, etc).
Be a resource for agencies in terms of finding partners to offer programs, referring volunteers, etc.
Increase coordination and build the network of immigrant service providers.
Promote Diversity/Cross Cultural Understanding and Awareness via activities where people see each other as individuals and not as members of broad social categories. These activities include working together on community issues/problems, language classes, volunteering, and multicultural events.

Montgomery County Bar Foundation Pro Bono
Hours: 1st and 2nd Thursday of each month:  5:30pm – 8:30pm
Contact: 301-424-7651 

Our Mission

We Support the Mission of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • We educate legal professionals and the public
  • We provide pro bono legal services and charitable support to the community

Core Values

PROFESSIONALISM:  A constant striving for excellence in the endeavors of our Association and Foundation on behalf of our members and the community; always acting with civility and ethics in all of our individual pursuits and collective initiatives; respect and empathy for our clients, the community and our fellow members; and diligence in the pursuit of justice.
INTEGRITY:  Doing the right thing in every circumstance; demonstrating tolerance, respect and civility in interactions with our fellow members and in the pursuit of all personal and professional endeavors; promoting honesty and fair dealing in all our actions.
EQUALITY:  The equitable, equal and fair treatment of all members; the encouragement of diversity in the Association, and support for disparate practices; being inclusive and respectful of the ideas, personal values and circumstances of every member; and assuring equal access to the rights, privileges and benefits of membership.
SERVICE:  Recognizing the value of service to our fellow members of the Bar and to the community in which we practice; demonstrating a constant commitment to the best interests of our members and to the community; emphasizing the continuing education of each of our members; fostering professionalism, economic success and personal fulfillment in each of our members, while promoting the best interest of the community.The Montgomery County Bar Foundation
The Montgomery County, Maryland, Bar Foundation shall have the specific purpose to organize, operate, and contribute to programs dedicated to the promotion of social welfare, the elimination of prejudice and discrimination, the protection of human and civil liberties protected by law, and ensure the availability of qualified legal assistance of every kind to the member of the community.

Montgomery College Community Engagement Center

Montgomery College partners with the East County Regional Center by offering classes, information, and workshops to county residents. Montgomery College staff at the Center provide information on classes taught at the College, financial aid, admissions and academic counseling as coordinate classes on site.  The objective is provide easier access to Montgomery College information and services. The College also partners with the Regional Center and events, college fairs, etc. in ways that are mutually beneficial to the College, the Regional Center, and other nonprofit partners.  To contact the College staff at East County.

MontgomeryWorks-Department of Economic Development/Division of Workforce Services

Contact: 240-777-8411 Email:

MontgomeryWorks is Montgomery County's "One-Stop Career Center," where state, local, and community organizations work together to provide employment and training assistance to job seekers and employers in one place. The center provides computers, workshops, job listings and access to career fairs, employer recruitment events, employment supportive services, and other career resources to all customers at no cost.


East County Citizens Advisory Board

The East County Citizens Advisory Board advises the County government on neighbor- hood priorities and suggests ways to tailor services to area residents. The Board is composed of 18 residents from the Eastern Montgomery area appointed by the County Executive and approved by the County Council. The service area includes the Master Plan areas of Clovery, Fairland, and White Oak. The regular monthly meetings of the Advisory Board are open to the public and are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center. Any resident may address the Board on a topic of interest during the first 15 minutes of the meeting.

Mobile Med Clinic

Mobile Med now has an East Montgomery clinic at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road in Silver Spring!
Previously, Mobile Med took a van to that site but the county has made a nice clinic space with 5 exam rooms available for our use. This is a high needs area with French-speaking African patients and a variety of other population groups. Their multilingual staff and volunteers are well prepared to work with the uninsured individuals who come there for primary health care.

Mobile Med clinic services are offered every Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Walk-In 8:00 am -12:00 pm and by appointment only 12:00 pm -5:00 pm) at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring in Maryland.

For over forty years, the mission of MobileMed's volunteers, supporters and staff has been to provide quality health care to the uninsured, low income, working poor and homeless in Montgomery County, Maryland. All patients who arrive at the beginning of the clinic session are assessed by the clinic nurse. Mobile Med makes every effort to see all walk-in patients, depending upon the volume of people seeking care on a particular day. 

Patients are seen by the provider in an order based upon: their medical need; the need for and availability of an interpreter and order of arrival.

For list of clinic services provided at other locations, please click here

List of Dental services being provided are here

More information

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Manna Food

Manna Food Center, a nonprofit organization, strives to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, education, and advocacy.

Manna Food Center is the main food bank in Montgomery County, and nearly every county nonprofit organization relies on Manna to provide essential food to their clients. Manna is that rare organization that actually achieves synergy by bringing together government, corporations, nonprofit organizations, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, and individuals with the common cause of fighting hunger in Montgomery County.

Manna has three primary programs:

Food Distribution to Families - Manna's regular food distribution program feeds approximately 3,300 families each month. Every client is referred to Manna through one of our partnerships with 360 different organizations. Clients may pick up food every 30 days at one of Manna's distribution sites located all across Montgomery County. They receive a 3-5 day supply of perishable and shelf-stable food. We also deliver food directly to several low-income apartment complexes and community centers across the county.

Smart Sacks - In 2005, Manna founded Smart Sacks which partners Manna, local businesses and organizations with elementary schools. Together we provide the children with backpacks full of kid-friendly food every Friday so they have food on the weekends when there are no school meals to sustain them.

Food Distribution to Agencies - Manna also provides food to dozens of Montgomery County agencies including soup kitchens, food pantries, group homes, and emergency shelters throughout Montgomery County. These agencies have limited funds to address the root causes of poverty and hunger.

Click here for flier on locations for distribution of food by Manna.

Questions contact :

Manna Food Center
9311 Gaither Road 
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-424-1130  | (Just 2 blocks off of Shady Grove)


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