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It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of beloved supporter and friend to CareerCatchers, Sally Rudney. Sally was leader in philanthropy and a beacon of kindness in our community. Her compassion and commitment to social justice improved the lives of countless individuals and each of our clients. In this time of grief, our deepest condolences go out to the Rudney family. To continue Sally’s legacy, contributions may be made to the Sally Rudney Memorial Fund, a component fund of the Greater Washington Community Foundation.
Virtual Introduction to Microsoft Windows Class
Have you every created a file and couldn’t find it after you saved? Have you ever lost a window while working on your computer? Has your computer ever crashed and you’ve lost all your data? This class walks students through the basics of using a Personal Computer using Microsoft Windows. Students will learn:
Computer Hardware vs. Software
- Customizing Windows
- Working with multiple Windows and Desktops
- Creating User Accounts
- Backing up Data
- Network vs. Local Drives for saving
This two-part series will be held Monday, October 2nd & 9th, 10:00AM – 11:30AM. Class space is limited. To register, click here.
“Resume Writing” Hybrid Workshop
IgnITe Hub, 900 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
Tuesday, October 10th, 12:00PM – 1:30PM
Resume writing can be confusing, which is why our expert resume writer is hosting a workshop on demystifying resume writing. Learn the basics of resume writing and formatting from an expert, understand how resumes are read, what skills to include and why, and find the best ways to convey your skills and certificates to employers!
Virtual CEO of Your Own Career Job Club
Wednesday, October 18th, 11:00AM – 1:30PM
Join BuildEd and CareerCatchers for “CEO of Your Own Career.” The world has changed, but the rules for how to prosper have not. The problem is that these rules are just not taught, until now. In the 2.5 hour workshop, you will learn how the world really works, what drives success, and how to build the career YOU want regardless of where you are now. You will emerge with an understanding and tools you can put into action immediately. 94 out of 100 people would recommend this to a friend. Come see why and unleash your future! To register, click here and select October 18th from the dropdown! For additional BuildEd classes, see their section below!
In-Person Family Fun Day Event RSVP Form
CareerCatchers is hosting an in-person event October 20th at 4:30PM with our clients, supporters, and volunteers. Join us for an evening of empowering information, food, and family fun! Please bring your family! Please let us know you will be attending using this form!
Be on the lookout for upcoming classes!
*No charge for CareerCatchers clients. Fees apply for non-clients.
CareerCatchers’ Empowerment Hour
CareerCatchers holds an Empowerment Hour for our clients every Tuesday, from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. Please register on Zoom to join if you are interested.
September 26th: Growth Mindset
Your mindset is one of the most important tools you have available to change your life. Why not learn how to use it to grow? Join us as we talk about the benefits of a growth mindset, how growing your current abilities can benefit you, and how to adopt a growth mindset for yourself.
Attended a recent Empowerment Hour? We’d love your Feedback!
CareerCatchers’ Weekly Job Club
Join our Virtual Job Club, for our clients every Wednesday, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM.
Please register on Zoom to join if you are interested.
September 27th: Business Etiquette
Business etiquette can be confusing for a lot of people. Join us as we review business etiquette in professional settings, the dos and don’ts of professional emailing, and how to avoid awkward workplace situations.
Attended a recent Job Club? We’d love your Feedback!
CareerCatchers Individualized Tutoring and Assistance
Through our volunteer network, we offer personalized tutoring to CareerCatchers’ clients who want to take workforce development classes. Our career counselors can help identify classes and then work to find volunteers who can help you succeed. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
The total value of jobs that CareerCatchers helped clients start is $4.5 million in 2023.
Job Opportunities and Hiring Events
In-Person Career Fair & Hiring Expo
Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tuesday, October 3rd, 3:00PM – 7:00PM
Come learn and apply for a variety of rewarding public service jobs available with Montgomery County. At the event, you will be able to meet representatives from over a dozen departments, make connections, and even interview same day. Registration is require and fills up quickly! To register, click here.
Montgomery County is hiring
Administrative Specialist I (Evidence), Grade 18
Customer Service Representative I, Grade 13
To review and apply for other open positions, visit WORK4MCG website.
Maryland Apprenticeship Locator
Interested in other state approved apprenticeships? Check out this apprenticeship locator here.
Accounting Specialist – Washington, DC
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BE CAREFUL: Scams? With the increased use of the internet for job applications and online training, scammers are reaching out and offering seemingly legitimate opportunities. Did you know scammers advertise jobs like employers to steal money and personal information? Would you know if a job posting was legitimate or a scam? Regardless of which side you’re on, check out examples of different job scams to help make you aware and familiar. You can also jot down these tips on avoiding job scams to help get you started: Do an online search and look up the name of the company or the person who’s hiring you. Talk to someone you trust, especially if you’re unsure if a posting is legitimate. When in doubt reach out to your CareerCatchers career coach and ask for help. DO NOT SEND personal information until you verify who you are sending it to. Don’t pay for the promise of a job.
Never give them your information until you check a few things:
Do an online search to make sure the company is legitimate.
Go to other websites to search for the company for reviews and other details.
Never bank on a “cleared” check. Watch out for employers asking you to add money to an amount they send or cover the balance of a check they send.
Cyber Security Tips
How to protect your information online:
Use a VPN, especially while connected to public WiFi
Never share your passwords
Don’t click on any suspicious looking links, especially if sent from someone you’re not familiar with
Sign out of your accounts while not using them
Change your passwords frequently
Use two-factor authorization
Create long passwords with capital letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols
Training and Scholarship Opportunities
Are you looking for English classes this fall?
MCAEL has put together a list of English classes for speakers of other languages! To find classes, click here.
Free College Assistance
The purpose of EOC is to provide assistance to individuals that have a desire to enter or re-enter college or a vocational program. For more information, click here.
Free Official GED® Practice Test
Available to eligible Montgomery County residents Join Montgomery College TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). Attendance required to receive an Official GED® Practice Test voucher.
Click here to register.
Hybrid Future of Technology Lunch and Learn “AI for Good”
Thursday, September 21st, 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Join Montgomery College’s Ignite Hub for their monthly conversation on evolving technology trends. The topic this month is “AI for Good.” In-person attendees will receive a free lunch. For more information, or to register, click here.
Hybrid Career Pathways Workshop
The Montgomery College’s ignITe Hub offers a monthly, hybrid workshop on IT Career Pathways to demystify the 6 most common IT careers, required certifications, recommended coursework and resources at Montgomery College to get started in a program of study. To register to attend the event in English on Wednesday, November 15th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM, please click here.
Montgomery College’s ignITe Hub ofrece un taller híbrido mensual sobre trayectorias profesionales para desmitificar las seis carreras más comunes en el campo de tecnología, las certificaciones requeridas, los cursos recomendados y los recursos en Montgomery College para comenzar un programa de estudio. Para registrarse para asistir al evento en español el jueves 19 de octubre de 6:00PM a 8:00PM haga clic aquí.
Free MicroBachelors Programs from edX
Together with Jobs for the Future (JFF) and with funding from The Charles Koch Foundation, edX is offering qualified adult learners without a traditional four-year degree the opportunity to apply to enroll in the following MicroBachelors® programs — at no cost:
For more information, click here.
Live Your Dream Scholarship
Do you need more funding for school? Are you providing the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents? Are you enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program, high school equivalency or an undergraduate degree program? The Live Your Dream scholarship is dedicated to helping women complete their education and begin their journey to success. For more information or to apply, click here.
Free Virtual Entrepreneurship Workshops
Join BuildEd for their workshop, “The 21st Century Entrepreneurship Workshop.” This is a six hour, live online workshop that teaches participants how to identify and create value in all parts of their lives, and how to leverage that skill to build their careers. Participants spend time learning about creating value as a way to make money outside of a job, as a way to increase their job performance and advancement, as a way to build a business, and as a way to create a career. They do specific work during the workshop to create value-based plans for themselves in all of those areas. To view their upcoming calendar, click here. For more information or to sign up, click here.
Interested in learning more about BuildEd? Consider joining the Job Club they will be facilitating on Wednesday, October 18th, from 11:00AM – 1:30PM! To register, click here and select October 18th from the dropdown!
Free In-Person Digital Skills Workshops
Set yourself up for success with this introductory class! Learn basic vocabulary, internet browsing, Gmail, Google Drive, and Zoom. Classes will be held:
Wednesday, October 25th, 2:00PM – 3:00PM, Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd, Rockville, MD 20853
- Wednesday, November 1st, 2:00PM – 3:00PM, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901
For more information on these events, click here.
Free In-Person English Conversation Classes for the Workplace
Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Join C2C every Friday at Wheaton Library to learn practical workforce tools, from preparing for an interview to communicating with your boss verbally and written. Designed for English language learners of all levels. For more information on these events, click here.
Free ESOL Classes
Improve your English now! C2C’s classes are educational, practical, and fun. Learn important English skills at any level, beginner to advanced. You will meet midday or evening, twice each week, for 8 weeks. Classes are offered online in Zoom. Start today, succeed tomorrow! To apply, click here.
Free GED Classes
In C2C’s program, you will develop the essential knowledge, critical thinking skills, and strategies to succeed on the GED exam or prepare for college. Open doors to higher education, secure better career opportunities, and increase your earning potential by enrolling today! Classes are offered online in Zoom and run for 8 weeks. To apply, click here.
Free US Citizenship Classes
Do you want to become a US Citizen? Join C2C’s program to learn more English and US Civics, practice for the Naturalization exam, and get help on your Citizenship application with their partner CASA de Maryland. Classes are offered both in-person and online in Zoom. Start now, achieve your dream! To apply, click here.
Community Health Workers Apprenticeship Program
Access to Wholistic and Productive Living Inc., (AWPLI) is a health and social justice 501(C)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Prince George’s County Maryland since 2007. provides a variety of community health services nationwide. Access to Wholistic and Productive Living Inc., in partnership with Net. America Inc., and the Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) Workforce Development Department collaborated to develop and implement Access Community Health Workers Apprenticeship Program (ACHWA), the first and only CHWs apprenticeship training in the state of Maryland. For more information about the program, click here.
Free English and Computer Classes
Epworth’s Ana A. Brito Foundation Inc. is offering free evening ESOL and computer classes. Registration is open for the fall cycle now. To register now, click here.
Free Culinary Foundations Class
Are you looking for a job in food service? The STEP Program is offering free line cook classes and job placement support. For more information, click here. To apply, click here.
Elevator Repair Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Montgomery County Residents
Phase 3 Training Corporation provides occupational skills training for individuals interested in elevator repair. The program is designed to introduce students to concepts and best practice in the elevator repair industry and prepare graduates to enter a formal apprenticeship. $100 Weekly stipends are available for eligible students. To apply, click here. Visit https://www.phase-3.org/courses for more information.
Free In-Person IT Training for Those Impacted by the Criminal Justice System
IgnITe Hub, 900 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
WorkSource Montgomery, in partnership with the IgnITe Hub and Montgomery College, will be kicking off an exciting new initiative designed for those whose backgrounds have been impacted by the criminal justice system.
Tech Turnaround is for those with a desire to learn IT skills from coding, networking, and data analytics to cloud technologies and software development, plus hands-on career coaching and wrap-around support. Sessions are held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, from 4:00PM – 6:00PM. To sign up for a session, please email WorkSource Montgomery Reentry Services Manager, Leah Rosenwasser, here.
Free Accredited Skill Courses
Are you looking to gain new skills for your career path? Skill Up offers thousands of certificate courses ranging in topics from IT to business development. Click here to register today to start learning.
Paid Energy Career Advancement Training
Washington Gas sponsors paid trainings in the field of energy career advancement. Attend one of the paid training programs listed below and gain knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to prepare for a career in the construction, energy, and utilities industry. For more information about each program, click the training sites below:
DC Infrastructure Academy
- Energy, Construction and Utility Program
- Pipeline Installation Program
- 8 weeks in-person training
- Program stipend is up to $16.10/hour
Potential entry-level annual salary starts at $46,000
Breakthrough barriers to high-paying, in-demand jobs. With Kinetic Potential, you’ll get the hands-on experience employers are looking for, plus the skills and certification to do the job. What’s more, there are many funding options available. Discover training programs in cybersecurity, project management, digital media, and entrepreneurship.
Sign up for a free information session on Fridays here.
Paid IT Apprenticeship Program
SmoothStack offers a PAID apprenticeship program for various IT positions. If you are looking to gain entry-level experience in the IT field, view their current openings here.
Free Auto Technician Course
Are you interested in working on cars? Would you like free training to become an automotive tech? Wanada is offering job placement and training classes! For more information, click here.
Free IT Training Available
Are you looking to begin your career in IT? ASM has scholarships available to those looking to get started. For more information, click here.
Need Money to Go Back to College?
Here’s another financial aid option to help you achieve your higher education goals.
Don’t let money be the reason you miss out on a college degree! If you were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and had to drop out of college, it’s time to learn more about the Near Completer Grant! The Near Completer Grant provides financial assistance to Maryland residents who previously enrolled in a degree program, but did not complete it, and are now planning to re-enroll to earn their degree.
Finish what you started with financial assistance from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
No High School Diploma? We can help!
Click here for information on the GED and Prep Classes.
Financial Aid Available for Online Courses
Did you know Coursera offers financial aid for there courses? Check the course you are looking at for a Financial Aid or Scholarships section to see if aid is available. For more information on the process, contact your career coach, or click here.
In-Person Nadim Khan Memorial Homeless Resource Day
Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Thursday, October 19th, 9:00AM – 2:00PM
Montgomery County government is hosting a resource fair for Montgomery County residents who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness. This is a one-day one-stop opportunity to access the following resources, services, and more:
- Health Screenings
- Employment Information
- Financial Counseling
- Free Legal Advice
- Haircuts | Manicures
- Health Education and Information
Health Insurance and Enrollment
- Housing Assistance
- Medication | Prescription Assistance
- Giveaway Items
- *MVA ID
- Shelter Resources
- *Social Services
For more information, click here. Para obtener información en español, haga clic aquí. በአማርኛ መረጃ ለማግኘት እዚህ ይጫኑ። Pentru informatii in limba romana, click aici.
Carnival Night with a Cop
Westfield Montgomery Mall, near Cheesecake Factory, 7101 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817
Wednesday, September 20th, 5:00PM – 6:00PM
The Montgomery County Police Department and Jolly Shows (a Maryland carnival company) are sponsoring a Carnival Night with a Cop! This is a fun opportunity for families to come out and play carnival games with our local police. For more information, click here.
Burtonsville Day Celebration and Parade
Old Columbia Pike from Paint Branch High School to Praisner Community Center
Saturday, September 23rd, 10:00AM
Come enjoy the community celebration in Burtonsville! Parade will start at 10:00AM and celebration will begin at 11:00AM. There will be food, healthcare ad government services, and games for children. For more information, click here.
Seneca Valley Cluster Resource Fair
Seneca Valley High School, 19401 Crystal Rock Dr, Germantown, MD 20874
Thursday, September 28th, 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Do you have a student who goes to a Seneca Valley Cluster School? Come to this event and learn more about resource available to you! For more information, click here.
Parking Lot Pumpkin Party
New Leaf, 5320 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852
Saturday, October 21st, 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Join Interfaith Works at New Leaf shelter for a fun truck-or-treat style celebration with local resources and community partners! For more information, click here.
Vietnamese American Services Mid-Autumn Festival
VAS Main Office, 12621 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
Sunday September 24, 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Mid-Autumn Festival is our cultural event hosted every year for families and children. This year, with more fun and attractive activities, we are expecting to welcome a thousand households to our event. Stay tuned for more information.
Gaithersburg Financial Empowerment Center
Need help managing your debt? Do you want help building or restoring your credit? Need a plan to help you save for a house? The Gaithersburg Financial Empowerment Center can help! The Financial Empowerment Center provides free one-on-one financial coaching to help you move toward greater financial stability. The Financial Empowerment Center is a free public service for residents of the City of Gaithersburg. To check if you are in in service area for the Gaithersburg FEC, click here. For more information or to make an appointment, click here.
Montgomery County Free Computers Program
Montgomery Connects is launching a new program to distribute 34,000 Chromebook laptop computers through the Maryland Connected Devices program. A household must be eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) internet discount program, either by income or enrollment in a benefit program, to receive a computer. THERE IS A LIMIT OF ONE COMPUTER PER HOUSEHOLD, ONLY ONE COMPUTER PER ADDRESS. The program will prioritize distribution to Montgomery County residents, age 7 or older, who have not previously received a computer from the County. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO RECEIVE A COMPUTER.
Households eligible for ACP (Affordable Connectivity Program) are eligible to receive one free Chromebook laptop per household, and only one computer per address. A household is eligible for ACP and one computer if they are enrolled in these programs:
Metro Prices Changing – Introducing New Fares for Low Income Residents
On June 20, Metro will introduce Metro Lift, an income-qualified reduced-fare program that will provide DC, Maryland, and Virginia residents enrolled in Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) a 50 percent discount for any trip on Metrorail and Metrobus. More information is available here.
On June 26, Metro will remove higher fares during peak travel times. Instead, Metrorail will charge the same rate all day based on distance traveled. No changes will be made to pricing after 9:30 pm, when a flat fare is set at $2 per trip ($1 for senior and disabled riders).
Housing Assistance Fund (HAF) Program
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is expanding the Homeowner Assistance Fund to offer eligible homeowners up to 6-month forward payments for mortgage assistance. This option may be available for qualifying homeowners with housing ratios that exceed 50% and will be assessed based on suitability, including maximum program caps, loan modification, and other options available through the servicer.
You can visit the Homeowner Assistance Fund Program Overview page for updated information on the 6-month forward payment option, as well as links to all updated and relevant documents.
Free Recreational Passes
Montgomery County Recreation fitness passes for exercise enthusiasts are free for County residents 2023 through 2024.For more information, click here.
Montgomery County Public Library Provides Free Events
MCPL provides a number of free training resources. Click here for a schedule of events.
Fatherhood Initiative Information Sessions
The Fatherhood Initiative Project aims to assist fathers searching to achieve success for themselves and their families. They provide career assessment tools, tuition assistance, and access to the Fatherhood Initiative Network of local partners ready to provide support. To join HOC for one of this year’s Fatherhood Initiative Information Sessions, click here.
Montgomery County Rental Programs
In 2015, HOC launched Housing Path, an online wait list portal for affordable rental housing programs. Housing Path allows people to apply online and manage or update their applications at anytime. The online application walks people through a simple step-by-step process and takes about 30 minutes to complete. HOC Housing Path is currently available in two languages: English and Spanish. HOC Housing Path matches applicants to affordable housing programs based on household size, income, age and other factors. To apply, go to www.HOCHousingPath.com.
Click here for information on more Montgomery County rental programs.
Free Meals and Nutrition Services for Seniors
Through Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Services, ACL’s Administration on Aging (AoA) provides grants to states to support nutrition services for adults age 60 and older nationwide. To find more information or your local nutrition site, click here.
Assistance with Utilities for Low-Income Households
Programs are available year-round through the Maryland Department of Human Services’ Office of Home Energy Programs to help with utility bills and prevent any loss of service. For assistance with energy, click here. For assistance with water, click here.
Catholic Charities Financial Stability Network
The Financial Stability Network provides pro bono (free) assistance in the following areas: Financial Mentoring, Financial Education, and Tax Return Preparation.
Click here for more information.
Direct Cash Assistance for Takoma Park Residents
The City of Takoma Park will use State and Local Recovery Funds (SLRF) received under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to assist residents who were economically impacted by the pandemic through the distribution of grant funds in the form of Direct Cash Assistance. For more information or to apply, click here.
Do you live in Maryland and have a case before the immigration court? Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center offer free, confidential, and remote consultations to help you with your immigration case.
Click here for more information and to register.
Child Care Scholarship
The Child Care Scholarship (CCS) (formerly known as Child Care Subsidy) Program provides financial assistance with child care costs to eligible working families in Maryland. If interested please contact your career coach. To apply, click here.
MHP Housing Assistance
MHP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving more than 4,000 residents of Montgomery County and neighboring communities by providing more than 2,600 quality affordable homes. They are a nongovernmental entity. The organization is committed to housing people, empowering families, and strengthening neighborhoods. Since 1989, MHP’s mission has been to preserve and expand access to quality, affordable housing.
To find out about openings for a property, find the property manager’s information here.
Eviction or Utility Disconnection
UMAN helps families and individuals who live in the areas of Gaithersburg (20877, 20878, 20879, 20882) Germantown (20874, 20876), and Derwood (20855) and are facing eviction or utility disconnection.
Click here for more information.
Financial Assistance for Citizenship Application Fees Offered by CASA
CASA, in partnership with Montgomery County, is offering financial assistance to those who are eligible to apply for citizenship but cannot afford the application fee. Residents of Montgomery County who earn less than 300% of the federal poverty guideline may qualify for a scholarship of $150 or $300 to help pay the application filing fee. Interested applicants should call (240) 560-2272 for more information. Flyers are available in English and Spanish. Note: Low-income individuals seeking to apply for citizenship may also be eligible for a fee waiver or reduced fee through USCIS.
Click here for Worksource Montgomery’s Workshop and Hiring Event calendar.
WorkSource Montgomery launched a community asset map resource for MoCo residents, businesses and partners.
Click here for more information.
Click here to register for over 5000 FREE workplace, business, and IT courses. Explore Career Pathways in over 200 occupations.
Separate and Divorce Classes
Please join as local family law attorneys walk through the “ins” and “outs” of going through a separation and divorce in Maryland. You will learn about: Methods of Dispute Resolution, When and Where to File, Types of Divorce and Grounds, Financial Statements, Alimony, Property and Equitable Distribution, Role of the Attorney, and Domestic Violence/Orders of Protection.
Classes are the first Wednesday of every month.
All classes are FREE and are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Register here.
Montgomery County Abortion Care Providers
The following list of local providers is to help individuals find the appropriate services for reproductive health needs. This list is for informational purposes only and is not an endorsement, nor is it all inclusive.
Planned Parenthood Gaithersburg Health Center
Potomac Family Planning Center
Silver Spring Family Planning
Silver Spring, MD
Shady Grove Pregnancy Center – Gaithersburg, Maryland
Centro Tepeyac – Free. Professional. Confidential.
Rockville Women’s Center
The Maryland statewide minimum wage will be increased to $15 an hour in January 2024, a year earlier than planned. The pandemic-era earned income tax credit will be made permanent (45% of the federal credit), and the Child Tax Credit expanded.
The theft of checks from home mailboxes and US Postal Service blue mailboxes has spiked across the country, and the D.C. region has become a new hot spot. Criminals are stealing mail to obtain checks and personal identifying information to commit bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud and identity theft. Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection advises that the safest way to send checks is to physically bring them to the Post Office and mail them inside, or to pay bills online. If you have experienced mail theft, telephone or internet fraud, or other scams, please contact (240) 777-3636 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Need a Lawyer?
Get Legal Information offered by the Montgomery County Circuit Court here.
The Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation Pro Bono Program Legal Clinic is based on a free walk-in/no appointment model. Clients request brief and limited guidance about a specific legal issue and attorneys provide information and basic legal advice without any expectation of long-term representation. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the in-person evening legal clinics continue to be postponed indefinitely. For further information on how to apply and eligibility for a FREE one-on-one telephone consultation please see this flyer.
Special Immigration Juvenile Status (SIJ) information is available in English and Spanish.
For Catholic Charities Legal Network services click here.
The HIAS Asylee Outreach Project offers free help connecting Maryland asylees (and T visa holders) with the resettlement resources and benefits available to them in the state of Maryland.
Click here for more information.
Montgomery County residents looking for information on food assistance resources can now request help via this link or call the Food Access Call Center at 311 and ask for the Food Access. No personal identifying information is needed to get help. Click here for more information.
Adventist Community Services Center of Greater Washington
501 Sligo Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Visit on Facebook
Services: Emergency Food, Clothing and Shelter; Education/Job Training; ESOL; GED Preparation
Catholic Charities Center
12247 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Services: Food Pantry, Case Management, Crisis Intervention, Clothing/Shoes/Diapers, Parenting Education Classes and Support Groups, Financial Education Classes, ESOL, Rent/Mortgage/Utility Assistance, Computer Classes, Immigration Legal Services, Pregnancy Services
Catholic Charities SHARE Food Network
Ritchie Citizens Association
149 Ritchie Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Mt. Calvary Baptist
Manna Food Center
Manna Food Center Distribution Warehouse
9311 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Monday thru Friday 12 noon – 3 pm
Second Saturday of Every Month: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
12301 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904
Tuesdays from 9 am-12 pm and 4 – 7 pm
Thursdays from 9 am-12 pm
Fridays from 10 am – 12 pm and 1 – 3 pm 1st
Saturday of the month from 9 am – 12 pm
Montgomery College Mobile Market
Dates and locations vary by campus, see link for more information.
No proof of eligibility is required.
Food is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Montgomery County Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
Mid-County DHHS Building
1301 Piccard Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Find additional social services available in the community.
So What Else!
Warehouse Location: Lake Forest Mall, 701 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Entrance located by Ruby Tuesdays – Look for the GREEN door. Please click here for operation hours.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join My Green Montgomery every Friday from September 15 through October 13 at the Marian Fryer Town Plaza, 2424 Reedie Dr, Wheaton, MD 20902 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Each Friday will include live music – popular local Latin bands and artists, environmental demonstrations, giveaways, games, local artisan vendors, and cocktails and drinks!
En honor al Mes de la Herencia Hispana, únase My Green Montgomery todos los viernes del 15 de septiembre al 13 de octubre en Marian Fryer Town Plaza 2424 Reedie Dr, Wheaton, MD 20902 de 5:00 p.m. metro. a 8:00 p.m. metro. Únase a ellos todos los viernes para escuchar música en vivo: bandas populares y artistas hispanos locales, demostraciones ambientales, obsequios, juegos familiares, vendedores de artesanías locales, cócteles y bebidas.
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