Celebrate Ending a Family's Homelessness!
Amy and her two children exited homelessness and moved into their new permanent home thanks to the dedicated help they received from Esther, an MCCH staff member. Esther will continue to support Amy's family to ensure they never experience homelessness again! Watch the video above to see Esther ring our Housing Bell in celebration of this family ending their homelessness!
Maryland Governor Candidate Visits MCCH
Thanks to Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, candidate for MD Governor, and his Lt. Governor running mate Elizabeth Embry, for making MCCH a campaign stop to learn more about poverty and homelessness in Montgomery County.

During their visit, MCCH Executive Director Susie Sinclair-Smith described how our programs and the county’s efforts are achieving milestones towards ending homelessness in our county.
Attend our 2018 Gala to Celebrate First Responders
Join us as we recognize the important role of Montgomery County’s emergency responders, including our police and fire rescue squads, in addressing homelessness in our community on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

Complete details including sponsorship opportunities and ticket purchases are available  online . You may also contact Debbie Ezrin at dezrin@mcch.net or 301-917-6644 for more information.
Donors Making a Difference:
Urgent Needs Task Force
Jim and Barbara were once homeless and now have a safe, stable home through MCCH. Jim recently had back surgery, but was struggling in his recovery at home because their mattress was incredibly old and no longer supportive. They needed a new queen sized mattress ASAP to aid in his recovery.

We knew this was a big ask, but we turned to our friends in MCCH's Urgent Needs Task Force Facebook group and asked if anyone could fill this need. Within hours, the bed was ordered and shipped to our office!

Thanks to Michele and David Craig for their generous donation and commitment to our clients! This new bed will not only help Jim while he recovers, but will improve his life for many years.
There are so many creative ways to give back to MCCH!

Debra threw a surprise 18 th birthday party for her daughter and, in lieu of gifts, she asked her guests to bring household items to donate to MCCH clients.

Thanks to their efforts, they donated two laundry baskets filled with household items to help our clients transition out of homelessness!
What qualifies someone to deserve a home? Should they be healthy? Mentally stable? Free from addiction? In the past, these were qualities that determined if someone was eligible for subsidized housing, and this exclusionary method left a lot of people without homes.

In recent years, research has shown that a different approach called Housing First is the most effective way to end homelessness. This model is so effective that it is now considered a best practice by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

At MCCH, we believe that housing is a basic human right, not something that is earned. Housing First guides our work to ensure the best possible outcomes for the clients we serve. But why does this practice work? 
In Case You Missed It:
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