Despite broad community commitment to end homelessness in Montgomery County, the cost of housing continues to rise and with it the number of working poor. Many who come to Rainbow would otherwise be sleeping in store doorways, parks, bus stations, or cars and, the number is expected to rise. Rainbow Place provides adult women with extra support during the hypothermia season. They thrive in the small setting: enjoying dinner and conversation, doing laundry, accessing case management services, and relaxing after a long day. A vital part of Montgomery County's continuum of care, Rainbow collaborates with the county and local providers to eliminate duplication of services and best serve guests. During the pandemic, it expanded from an overnight to a 24-hour shelter and the hope is to resume this more expansive support next season because every person is worthy of respect.

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