Bethesda Cares

Bethesda Cares

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BETHESDA CARES (bethesdacares.org) helps people suffering chronic homelessness find paths to safe, permanent housing, while also easing their lives through its drop-in center, daily hot meal program, clothing closet and mental health services. Bethesda Cares also works directly with landlords and utility companies to prevent low-income residents from spiraling into homelessness.

HEADQUARTERED: Bethesda

SERVES: Montgomery County

WHAT A DONATION BUYS:

• $500 covers move-in expenses for a homeless veteran household to obtain housewares, cleaning supplies and personal care items.
• $1,000 serves as a security deposit for a newly housed client.
• $10,000 sponsors case management for 25 at-risk households participating in the Homeless Prevention program.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

• One day: Organize a supply drive.
• Ongoing: Prepare and/or serve hot, nutritious meals for neighbors at risk of hunger.
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