In predominantly affluent Takoma Park and Silver Spring, it’s easy to overlook the many individuals who struggle to get by. But ACSGW ensures that no one is forgotten, reaching out to the most vulnerable among us – refugees and immigrants, at-risk youth, low-income seniors – and helping them build independence and self-sufficiency. Donations of food, clothing, diapers, holiday baskets, and more help clients make ends meet during tough times. At the Learning Center, 8-week courses in English and computers boost job prospects for low-skilled workers; for more advanced students, training in computer repair and technical certifications increase earning power. Fitness programs and learning camps empower youth to make healthy choices and shape their own futures. And when emergencies strike (such as the 2016 apartment fire that displaced 60 families), crisis support makes a real difference. Serving nearly 3,000 families annually, ACSGW is always there to lend a hand. So can you.