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November 1, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Emergency Shelters Open for Hypothermia Season

Montgomery County opened emergency shelters to men and women starting Friday, the first day of the hypothermia season.  Men looking for emergency shelter should call the Homeless Information Line at 240-907-2688 to find out where to go. This is due to the ongoing closure of the Men’s Shelter on Gude Drive in Rockville. Women looking […]

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January 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

A Glimpse Into Rainbow Place, a Women’s Emergency Hypothermia Shelter

Rainbow Place has been opening its doors to homeless women ages 18 and older during cold winter months since 1982. Although there are several women’s shelters throughout Montgomery County, Executive Director for the Rainbow Place, Nancy Sushinsky says what makes Rainbow Place unique is that it’s one of the only women’s emergency hypothermia shelters available […]

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March 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Volunteers Rebuild Women’s Shelter During She Builds Event 

Construction is a field historically dominated by men, according to Elisa Hermes, director of development for Rebuilding Together Montgomery County. In an event titled “She Builds,” hundreds of female volunteers from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington partnered with Hermes’ team, and contractors from Shapiro & Duncan, to help shed light on women builders and […]

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