In spite of its reputation as one of the wealthiest communities in the nation, Montgomery County is also home to vulnerable residents in need of assistance. For 46 years, Community Ministries of Rockville has provided safety net services for them and for their families. Its Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic works with low income uninsured adults, offering primary care and specialty services -- and caring for the county's uninsured homeless women. The Rockville Emergency Assistance Program offers referrals to residents in financial crisis (food, clothing, prescriptions) and a family-based Language Outreach Program brings literacy and citizenship classes to adults, as well as the childcare that makes it possible for them to attend. Permanent supportive housing offers everything from case management to education about healthy relationships. The Elderly Ministries Program helps frail residents live safely and independently in their own homes: laundry, light cleaning, grooming assistance, food deliveries and weekly check-ins, make this possible. Together, these programs have improved the lives of more than 63,000 individuals over four decades ... and the story is still being written.

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County

Age Groups Served: All

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: All

Schools They Work In: Our Language Outreach Program has two sites in elementary schools in Montgomery County: Meadow Hall and Maryvale.

Awards & Recognition

2016 Rockville Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year
2015 Rockin' Nonprofit in Rockville awarded by Rockville Economic Development, Inc.
Proclamation from Montgomery County Council, March 2013
Maryland Governor's Citation, April 4, 2003
Maryland Senate Official Citation, April 4, 2003
Maryland Governor's Citation, November 21, 1997
Certificate of Appreciation, Rockville Chamber Commerce 1992
1990 County-wide Community Service Award, Gazette Newspapers
1987 City of Rockville Proclamation


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Budget (FY2013)

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  • The current budget for Community Ministries of Rockville is: $1 million to $3 million
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