Bethesda Cares

July 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Homelessness Decreases in County During Pandemic

During the pandemic, homelessness decreased in the county. That’s according to John Mendez, executive director of Bethesda Cares, a non-profit organization that works to end homelessness in Montgomery County. “We’ve seen a drastic reduction,” Mendez said during a virtual talk sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries on Monday. He attributed the efforts of the county […]

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April 22, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Concejo Considera Exigir Permisos para Personas que Piden Dinero en las Calles

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery llevará a cabo una audiencia pública el 11 de mayo sobre una propuesta que exige permisos para cualquier persona que pida dinero a vehículos en carreteras que tienen límites de velocidad superiores a 25 millas por hora. La propuesta, presentada por el concejal Craig Rice, está diseñada para prevenir […]

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April 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Considers Requiring Permits for Anyone Soliciting in Roadway

Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing May 11 on a proposal to require permits for anyone soliciting from vehicles on roads that have speed limits greater than 25 miles per hour. The proposal, introduced by Councilmember Craig Rice, is designed to prevent pedestrian injuries and deaths. There have been two fatalities, one in […]

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May 9, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 9 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 9.  Just a friendly reminder that May is National Electrical Safety Month, and it’s a great time to raise awareness on how to avoid potential electrical hazards. Here’s what’s happening in Montgomery County today: 1. Planning Board Meeting: There will be an E-Bikes and E-Scooters Parks Directive Presentation from 9:00 am […]

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April 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Nancy Soreng, Leslie Wilcox, Shruti Bhatnagar, and Susan Kirk. Mooers and the panel discuss the results from the Maryland General Assembly with Nancy Soreng, an upcoming environmental festival known as GreenFest with Leslie Wilcox, the launch of a new nonprofit Communities United Against Hate […]

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May 5, 2015 | Aline Barros

Bethesda Cares Employee Shares Story of Homelessness in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Amy Freeman, development director at Bethesda Cares, shares the story of a man who was in need of a home. “He takes off the hoodie. It was the guy I dismissed four years earlier,” said Freeman. Bethesda Cares has outreach programs offering ways to prevent eviction, help people transition out of […]

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May 5, 2015 | Aline Barros

Bethesda Nonprofit Working To End Homelessness For More Than 20 Years (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Bethesda Cares employees talk about the 20 years serving the community and the programs they have to help those living in homelessness in Montgomery County. “We’ve grown over the years. … We can help ease living on the street with our program as well as we can help end homelessness by […]

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April 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

Several Volunteers Honored At The Annual Montgomery Serves Awards (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

It was a night to celebrate the individuals and local organizations that make a difference in our county. To commemorate National Volunteer Month, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett presented awards to several outstanding volunteers at the fourth annual Montgomery Serves Awards on April 27 at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. Montgomery County Volunteer Center took its time […]

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April 27, 2015 | Aline Barros

Dedicated Volunteers Honored at Montgomery Serves Awards

The Montgomery Serves Awards acknowledges “those who have given extraordinary community service or volunteerism” and was held on April 27 at the Imagination Stage in Bethesda. County Ex. Isiah Leggett welcomes members of the audience. #MoCoServesAwards — Aline Barros (@AlineBarros2) April 27, 2015 County Executive Isiah Leggett honored volunteers in four categories: youth, business, […]

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April 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

Kagan Talks Montgomery Serves Awards (VIDEO)

The Montgomery Serves Awards acknowledges “those who have given extraordinary community service or volunteerism” and is scheduled for April 27 at the Imagination Stage in Bethesda. In this MyMCMedia Extra, State Senator Cheryl Kagan of District 17 said the event recognizes “Montgomery County’s terrific organizations, long time activists, and youth.” County Executive Isiah Leggett will honor […]

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