Safe at Home Virtual Event Inspires Community and Raises over $130,000 to End Homelessness in Montgomery County
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first ever virtual event! You raised over $130,000 to support our clients and staff and to continue the mission to end homelessness for our most vulnerable neighbors despite the pandemic. If you missed this live event, you're in luck! You can view the entire event on YouTube, including a short jazz concert from internationally known musician Marcus Johnson!
Welcome Home! MCCH Celebrates Clients Who Ended Their Homelessness During the Pandemic
Although the pandemic has caused many challenges for MCCH staff and clients, we have not let this interfere with our mission of ending homelessness for our most vulnerable neighbors. In fact, having a safe, stable, and affordable home is more important now than ever. Here are a few of the clients we helped move into homes of their own these last few months:
 
Denora, an older woman with multiple health problems, moved into a home of her own after almost freezing to death while sleeping in her car.
 
Caroline, a navy veteran , experienced homelessness after returning from her overseas deployment. She moved into a home of her own last month and can now give her full attention to caring for her mental health.
 
Corey lived in the woods in Clarksburg for the past two years dealing with significant mental health issues. Our staff worked diligently to find an appropriate home for both him and his service animal, Atticus.
 
MCCH has found these clients and many more safe and stable homes during this health crisis and provided the support they need to ensure they don't experience homelessness again. Your support for MCCH makes these happy endings possible.
MoCo Community Steps up for MCCH and our Clients
The outpouring of support that MCCH and our clients have received over the last few months has been incredible. Thank you to everyone who donated meals, household supplies, masks, other PPE, and more!
 
We want to highlight a very special MCCH supporter, Chef Ranier Zinngrebe from Marriott. For the past few months, Chef Rainer has been cooking for the 32 formerly homelessness residents at our Cordell Place program 4 times a week! These hot meals mean so much to our clients, many of whom have health issues and are at higher risk during the pandemic.
 
Thank you Chef Ranier for all you do for our clients!
Donors Making a Difference
Our Urgent Needs Task Force Facebook group connects caring community members with MCCH clients who are in need of items to end their homelessness or thrive after ending their homelessness.

Even through the pandemic, these dedicated supporters have continued to provide urgently needed items to our clients! These items included disinfectant supplies, activities for adults and children, household necessities and more.

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.

You can directly support our clients by joining our Facebook group today and bringing hope to the people we serve all year long!
Thank you for your commitment to ensuring that all Montgomery County residents have a safe, stable and affordable place to call home!

Sincerely,



Susie Sinclair-Smith
Chief Executive Officer
405 East Gude Drive Suite 209
 Rockville MD, 20850