SHC 5th annual Back to School Event


Support Local Children Returning to School

Since 2018, SHC has helped over 1000 students start the school year with fresh new uniforms and school supplies. Help us reach as many families as possible this year!

Organize a group project to pack pencil cases with supplies; provide a basket of cleaning supplies to help teachers; volunteer your time; or make a financial donation. Click below for more information.

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Working with an Afghan or Ukrainian Family?

Join us to share best practices

On August 1 at 6:30 pm join us on zoom to hear from volunteer leaders from Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church-- Welcoming Newcomers Task Force; Adas Israel-- Refugee Response Team; and Maryland Afghan Refugee Crisis Committee on best practices in working to support newcomer families in our community.  

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Good News Alert!

SHC grants update

SHC was selected to recieve a grant from Welcome US recognizing welcoming SHC programs and our innovative ways of working with volunteers to connect newcomers to our community.

SHC was chosen as the subawrdee by officials from Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties to adminster funds from a grant from the Open Society Foundation to provide direct housing assistance grants to 200 newcomer Maryland families from Afghanistan.  The grant also funds an SHC Community Resource Connector position to help families continue to connect to exisiting programs and services in our community!

SHC 5th anniversary celebration

Happy Birthday SHC

On May 5, 2017, the SHC family came together to celebrate our 5-year birthday. 

Board members, students and SHC staff celebrated being a part of the SHC family on May 5th at the College Park Aviation Museum.

Welcome to SHC

SHC is growing! 

We are pleased to welcome four new staff members and three new board members to our SHC family. Please read more about them on our website.  


New US Citizens

SHC Staff members Marzia Nazari and Amal Abuldood and their families both recently passed the USCIS citizenship interview and are now US citizens! Congratulations!


SHC in the News

Check out the 5th episode of the Grasscast from Grassroots Comedy DC featuring SHC and hosted by Yasmin Elhady and Chris Blackwood.

A recent Bisnow article spotlighting the challenges Afghan families have been facing in securing housing interviewed SHC with Prince George’s County District Three Councilmember Danielle Glaros “Afghan Refugees left Hoping for a miracle” 

Our programs are only possible with your support

Thank you for your continued support of SHC!

Please donate to support SHC programs

Solutions in Hometown Connections is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization located in Maryland. Our EIN is 82-1942936. A copy of the current financial statement of Solutions in Hometown Connections is available by emailing Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.

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