Community Resources

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Patients may have unmet social needs that can affect their well-being in myriad ways. Below is a list of community resources which may assist patients in meeting various material needs and increase their access to social and support services. The list is not comprehensive. It is intended as a resource to aid providers in beginning to work with patients to ensure their social needs are met.

  • Bethesda HELP, Damascus HELP, Gaithersburg HELP, Germantown HELP, Olney HELP, Rockville HELP  provide residents in crisis in  their respective communities with:
    • Emergency food delivery
    • Financial assistance to prevent evictions
    • Partial/Full payment of utilities to prevent shutoff
    • Free transportation to doctor and social service appointments for elderly and disabled individuals who cannot afford cab fare
  • CASA is Maryland’s largest Immigrant’s rights advocacy organization. CASA provides a range of services including:
    • ESOL classes
    • Work Readiness and Vocational Training,
    • Day Labor centers
    • Free legal consults on immigration, housing, and employment issues
    • Three locations in Montgomery County, main office in Hyattsville
  • Interfaith Works provides low-income families with clothing and home goods free of charge. Located in Twinbrook neighborhood in, Rockville.
  • Manna Food Center is the largest food bank in Montgomery County. There are multiple distribution centers across the county.
  • The McCarrick Family Center in Silver Spring, run by Catholic Charities offers a variety of services including:
    • ESOL classes
    • Employment Search and Job Readiness Services
    • Parenting classes
    • Supported Employment for Adults with Mental Illness
    • Legal Aid for Civil Issues
  • Shepard’s Table in Silver Spring offers hot meals nightly in addition to:
    • Resource Center with case management
    • Clothing
    • Eye Clinic