Our Shelters

We currently volunteer at six unique shelters across Montgomery County, Maryland. Click here for a map of all shelter locations.

Bethesda House

Bethesda House is a transitional housing program in Bethesda, MD that serves 17 adult men who struggle with chronic mental illness. The program helps these men find permanent housing, secure an income, and manage mental health, addiction, legal, or health issues. On a biweekly basis, the Bethesda House HEOP team will meet with 6 – 10 men at the shelter. During our hour-long visit, we discuss topics that are part of the HEOP curriculum, such as cardiovascular health and men’s health, as well as answer specific questions the residents have about their individual problems. In the past, Bethesda House teachers have found that the residents are more motivated to participate when the lesson is more of a discussion and includes interactive activities. The shelter is metro accessible and is a 5 minute walk from White Flint Metro Station.

Meeting day/time: To be announced

Shelter Leader | To be announced

 

Chase Partnership House

Located in Rockville, MD, the Chase Partnership House focuses on men who are homeless and working to overcome addiction. The transitional housing program offers case management services and work and also enrolls each of their 36 residents in substance abuse and mental health counseling. Through Chase Partnership, the men have access to other education and employment programs. Their goal is to prepare each of their 36 residents to leave the Chase Partnership House free of addiction and equipped with the skills and confidence to live independently.

Meeting day/time: To be announced

Shelter Leader | To be announced

 

Dorothy Day Place

Dorothy Day Place is a transitional shelter run by the Catholic Charity Archdiocese of Washington. It provides housing for  single adult women over the age of 18. Case management services at the shelter include job readiness, educational services, life skills training, mental health support and substance abuse counseling. Since a Catholic group runs the shelter, we cannot teach contraceptive use or termination of pregnancy. The shelter is metro accessible and is a 5 minute walk from White Flint Metro Station.

Meeting day/time: To be announced

Shelter Leader | Atreyi Saha

 

Greentree Shelter

The Greentree Shelter (GTS), founded in 1983, in Bethesda, Maryland, serves as a transitional home for homeless families, primarily children with single mothers, and provides the basic support systems necessary for families to rebuild their lives. Families move out of the shelter with a developed sense of self-esteem, self-help skills, and healthier relationships, helping them to avoid the recurrence of homelessness. The residents particularly enjoy lessons related to nutrition, anemia, mental health and thyroid disorders, and women’s health. Our lessons are held in the common area which makes for a very personal environment and residents are often very engaged and curious. As parents, they are especially concerned for their children’s health and enjoy discussing pediatric health topics.

Meeting day/time: To be announced

Shelter Leader | Frances Dayton

 

Stepping Stones Shelter

Stepping Stones Shelter provides a continuum of services, but it is most known for being an emergency shelter for up to six families. The shelter serves any configuration of homeless families with children including, but not limited to, single mothers or single fathers with children, two-parent families with children and grandparents raising their grandchildren. The Shelter provides food, clothing, shelter, support services, and educational programming (focusing on housing, employment, and financial literacy) for these families while they are at the Shelter. Two case managers refer families to needed services and work with them to come up with housing, income and employment solutions. Employment counselors offer residents one-on-one support with job prospecting, resume writing, and GED tutoring. Children have access to activities and tutors from Montgomery County Public Schools assist with homework. Since only six familys live at the shelter at one time, attendance to lessons is usually small and rather intimate.

Meeting day/time: To be announced

Shelter Leader | To be announced

 

Wilkins Avenue Assessment Center

Wilkins Avenue Women’s Assessment Center is a women’s shelter run by Interfaith Works. Wilkins is an 65-bed emergency shelter which provides three meals a day for single adult women. Case managers provide clinical assessments and connect women with housing, medical, mental health and social services that enable them to work toward self-sufficiency. The lessons are not a requirement for the ladies, but many enjoy them and attend regularly. Because it is an emergency shelter, attendance will be dynamic and students will change.

Meeting day/time: To be announced

Shelter Leader | To be announced

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