Bethesda Cares

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Bethesda Cares (bethesdacares.org) helps people suffering from 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:

• $100 provides a month’s supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to outreach staff and to clients experiencing homelessness.
• $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.

Volunteer opportunities:

• Volunteer opportunities are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
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