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.
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 are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.