After experiencing homelessness, moving into a new home can be isolating. Last Thanksgiving, our staff delivered hot meals to some of our most vulnerable clients to make them feel less alone during the holiday.
But you don't have to wait for a special occasion or holiday to help MCCH end homelessness in our community.
Watch the video above to see the joy in our clients' faces and learn why small acts of kindness like this can be extremely meaningful to our clients.
Last month we were honored that two major media outlets –The New York Times and WAMU– chose to highlight our programs and the impact of the federal shutdown on our already vulnerable clients. In fact, the print version of The New York Timesappeared on the first page “above the fold” in the 1/22/19 edition!
MCCH receives 20% of our $15 million budget from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This equates to $250,000 in monthly payments from HUD to support 800 men, women and children people living in our permanent supportive housing programs.
We hope to avoid another shutdown, but know that we will continue to advocate to ensure housing stability for 800 Montgomery County residents who are no longer experiencing homelessness because of our permanent supportive housing programs.
Join us on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center as we honor Adventist Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente in recognition of their extraordinary commitment to serving vulnerable populations, including people experiencing homelessness, by recognizing that housing is a social determinant of health.
There are many ways to get involved in our 2019 gala:
Due to limited financial resources, we aren't always able to provide clients with the items they need beyond basic necessities. That's where a special group of people in our Urgent Needs Task Force Facebook group jump in and provide these items!
Our Urgent Needs Task Force group has grown to 280 members and provided over 30 donations during January! Although it may seem like a small gesture, donating these items shows our clients that their community cares about them. When recovering from the trauma of homelessness, that reminder can be a glimmer of light in the darkness.