Lacking job skills, employment track records, and financial education, many low-income, single-parent families find that homelessness is not the start of a struggle, but the continuation of one. The Dwelling Place provides fully furnished housing and support services to help them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency, often for the first time. They live in one of 10 units, and a case manager works with them to develop a plan for reducing debt, increasing income, and achieving employment and housing. Partnerships bring job search support, credit counseling, holiday assistance, life skills classes, tutoring for kids and advocacy with their schools. Currently, 29 families are being served and the goal is to see them complete the program and move into permanent housing, taking with them apartment furnishings and the skills and confidence to build an independent future. Join them on the journey.

Awards & Recognition

2001 City of Gaithersburg Outstanding Organization
11/6/08 - State of MD, Govt Volunteer Service Certificate
11/13/08 - City of Gaithersburg Recognition for 20 yrs of svc.
12/2/08 - Montgomery County Council - 20 years of service


    Budget (FY2016)

    • $3 million or higher
    • $1 million to $3 million
    • The current budget for The Dwelling Place is: $500k to $1 million
    • Less than $500k

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