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 nocomprehensive. It is intended as a resource to aid providers in begining 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