Homeless Resouce Day 2014
Homeless Resource Day is a one-day one stop opportunity for individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at risk to access services, resources and information. County Executive Isiah Leggett and Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz have partnered again to sponsor the fourth annual Homeless Resource Day on:
Thursday, November 13, 2014
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Activity Center at Bohrer Park
506 South Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Homeless Resource Day is an initiative that is taking place nationwide to provide needed assistance to those experiencing homelessness. In 2011, Governor Martin O'Malley asked that all Departments of Social Services replicate the event so that Homeless Resource Days are held throughout the State. Montgomery County has sponsored the event annually since 2011 with the partnership of the City of Gaithersburg, homeless provider agencies, and other public and private partners throughout the County.
Homeless Resource Days has helped over 900 individuals and families access services and resources. Comments from the residents include the following:
(Click Here to read the Full 2013 Guest Report):
- "Very useful. I received things I needed--vision screen, food stamp application and employment information. Thank you."
- "I want to thank all of the people that were involved in this event and the volunteers for doing a great job."
- "I thank you for all your help and services. I needed a winter coat and Praise the Lord I got one."
- "As a 40 year old resident of Montgomery County who now needs assistance, I was stunned by the amount of help I have received. Thank you so much."
Among the services planned during this event are housing assistance, health care education and information, shelter information, legal consultation, free credit reports and counseling, haircuts, information about Veterans Administration benefits, Social Security benefits and applications for library cards, and identification from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and more...