County Memorial Service Remembers Those
Who Died After Experiencing Homelessness
On July 18,  Montgomery County’s Interagency Commission on Homelessness  (ICH) hosted a Community Memorial Service to commemorate the lives of 27 people in our community who died in the last year and experienced homelessness. Read more about this event here.

Fourteen MCCH clients were remembered during this service. Here are three of their stories:

Janet B. came to MCCH in 2015. She had recently reconnected with family members after a brain cancer diagnosis. She had many local friends and was a lively, caring person.

Paul K. often bragged about being one of the first people to move into MCCH's Cordell Place. He was a proud father and grandfather. He was friends with almost everyone at Cordell and will be missed by many. We’re sure he’s enjoying the afterlife in the coolest clothes he can find. 

Alice R. was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer shortly after entering MCCH's permanent housing program. However, she didn’t let this stop her from living her life with a huge smile on her face whenever staff engaged her. She was loved by many, including her family who played a huge role in working with her medical team and her housing/case management team to ensure that she had the best quality of life in her final moments.
Help Prepare the Children We Serve
for a Successful School Year
Each year, our generous community helps us host a Back to School Fair for nearly 300 children served by MCCH who are no longer homeless, thanks to our  permanent housing programs .

The 2018 Back to School Fair  will be held in on Tuesday, August 28th from 10:30-2:30 p.m.

This exciting event offers several opportunities for you to get involved. Follow the links below to:
  • Donate school supplies, party supplies and gift cards.
  • Volunteer before the event to sort and organize school supplies.
  • Volunteer during to event to set up, run games and activities, distribute backpacks, serve food, and clean up.
Volunteers Refresh Our Men's Emergency Shelter
It truly does take a village!

Thanks to a wonderful group of volunteers and generous donors, the great room in our HBCAC Men's Emergency Shelter is now even more welcoming!

Special thanks to the volunteer groups from  Marriott Hotels  and   Aronson LLC  for painting,  McCormick Paints   for providing the paint,  Baltimore Community ToolBank  for providing the painting supplies and ladders, and   First Alliance Church   & Dennis Miller for transporting the ladders we needed to complete this job!

The men in our shelter are so thankful to have a bright, clean place to stay while they work on moving into new homes!
Donors Making a Difference
Due to limited financial resources, we aren't always able to provide clients with the items they need outside of basic household necessities. That's where a special group of people in our Urgent Needs Task Force Facebook group jump in and provide these items!

In June, over 15 items were provided to clients in need and our group has grown to 157 members!

If you want to help people who have experienced homelessness by providing the items they need, join the Facebook group today!
Thank you for your commitment to ensuring that all Montgomery County residents have a safe, stable and affordable place to call home!


Susie Sinclair-Smith, Executive Director
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless and President of Coalition Homes
600-B East Gude Drive Rockville MD, 20850