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Thinking about Valentine’s Day?  Join Whole Foods Bethesda and Yelp MD Burbs for “Love on the Run,” a free afternoon of fitness, food and fun, benefiting Bethesda Cares!  From 1-3:30 at FitCrush The Ballroom, 5521 Landy Lane in Bethesda.  Click here to sign up.


When temperatures crash, most people scurry indoors.  Not John Mendez, and not Bethesda Cares.  Bethesda Now (February 11, 2015)

Point in Time Count 2015:

Check out the coverage of our pre-dawn Point in Time Count!  The Count serves as both a census of homelessness and the basis for a Medical Vulnerability Index.  Using those two pieces of information, Bethesda Cares, employing a Housing First approach to ending homelessness through permanent supportive housing, has been able to significantly reduce the number of people suffering homelessness in and around downtown Bethesda (more than 65% since 2010).

Want to know more about the Count?  Click here for Bethesda Magazine’s first-hand account (1/30/15)

Or click here for USA9’s news clip explaining it, including remarks by Stacy Spann, Executive Director of the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, speaking at the kick-off of Bethesda Cares’ Point in Time Count.

Or read about the Count here:  MoCo To Do Annual Homeless Count Thursday (Bethesda Now, 1/28/15)

Super Bowl, Super Feast 2015:

Super Bowl Party to Benefit Homeless (MyMcMedia, 1/21/15)

Food Truck Offering Super Bowl Bash to Help Bethesda Cares (Bethesda Now, 1/21/15)

Food Court (scroll down for story; CBS Local, 1/22/15)

Super Bowl Means Super Snacking (Gazette, 1/28/15)

Newsletters (send an email to to sign up)

February 24, 2015

February 17, 2015

February 10, 2015

February 3, 2015

January 27, 2015

Other News:

We have supporters of all ages!  Click here for a post about sandwich-making for our clients, from Bannockburn Nursery School. (February 2015)

Here’s a great piece in The New Yorker about why Housing First makes financial sense:  Home Free (September 22, 1014)

Curley’s Q’s food truck came by our lunch program, serving up bbq and smiles for our clients.  Click herehere and here for coverage. (Bethesda Magazine, September 29, 2014; Bethesda Now, September 29, 2014; Huffington Post, October 2, 2014).

Great fundraiser with Rock Spring Market!  Click here to read all about it.  (Bethesda Now, August 20, 2014)

Click here for a great summary of our outreach work.  (Bethesda Now, June 11, 2014)

Cold weather is dangerous for people experiencing homelessness.  Click here for a short video on our work.

Bethesda Cares teamed up with the Uniformed Services University to coordinate volunteer medical care, on the streets for people experiencing homelessness, and in the homes of newly-housed clients. Read the full story here.

Read a profile of Bethesda Cares’ work in Inside Bethesda magazine’s 9/13 article:  Homelessness-Tackling a Problem.

Almost Homeless,” 2012 Eviction Prevention Project

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To read earlier posts, click here.


Take a look behind a canned food drive; thanks to Terpsys for their support! (archive)



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