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Working with people suffering or at risk of homelessness is complex.  Click here for a 3 minute video, that gets to the heart of what Bethesda Cares does (published October 23, 2015).

Our volunteers are the very soul of our work.  Bethesda Cares Volunteers Speak captures (briefly) what they’ve learned in working with us. (published October 29, 2015)


Come to a special screening of “The Homestretch,” a new documentary following the lives of three teens suffering homelessness.  Members of the Montgomery County Interagency Commission on Homelessness invite you to learn more about this critical social and economic issue; join us on Wednesday, November 18, at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring; director Anne de Mare will introduce the film.  Proceeds benefit Bethesda Cares and our partners.  Click here for your tickets.

Our next Breakfast Roundtable is December 2, featuring Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation, dedicated to preserving the history of the Underground Railroad.  Email if you’d like to learn more.


Housing Homeless Veterans Remains a Priority for Local Outreach Group (Bethesda Beat, November 11, 2015)

“Homeless People are Lazy”…Uh, No. (blog, Huffington Post, November 11, 2015)

Ending Homelessness:  Never Bet Against the House, Part Two (blog, Huffington Post, November 2, 2015)

Ending Homelessness:  Never Bet Against the House (blog, Huffington Post, October 15, 2015)

“He’s Homeless:” A Rose by Any Other Name Sometimes Isn’t (blog, Huffington Post, September 16, 2015)

To read earlier posts, click here.

Our supporters come in all ages.  Check out a Washington Post piece on Art 4 the Heart, created by teens to provide artwork to newly housed clients.  (June 9, 2015)

Montgomery Serves honored our long-term volunteer, Darren Duvall.  Click here for his story (Bethesda Now, April 1, 2015), and here for a short video on his contributions.  (, April 9, 2015)

Read about our wonderful military/medical student volunteers, in their own words:  USU Medical Students Gain Experience Helping Homeless (DC, March 12, 2015)

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

Homeless Organizations Struggle In Cold Weather, The Sentinel Newspaper (February 19, 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)

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


Montgomery County must not cut funding for housing our veterans.  (July 23, 2015)

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



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