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Media Advisory

County Executive to Attend Nadim Khan Memorial Homeless Resource Day ***Photo Opportunity***

For Immediate Release: Monday, November 13, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Resource Fair Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Bohrer Park Activity Center

506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg

 

County Executive Isiah Leggett will join Health and Human Services Director Uma Ahluwalia; County Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Sidney Katz and George Leventhal; and State Senator Craig Zucker at the Nadim Khan Memorial Homeless Resource Day to observe first-hand the variety of programs and services offered for residents experiencing homelessness.  This year’s event, in its seventh year, is named to honor the late Nadim Khan, service chief for Special Needs Housing in the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

More than 65 organizations will offer a range of resources including free medical screenings, eye exams, legal services, financial counseling, tax assistance, substance abuse and mental health counseling and social services. Last year’s Resource Day attracted more than 600 attendees and more than 300 volunteers.

 

In addition, free haircuts and manicures will be offered and attendees can learn about shelter resources and apply for Motor Vehicle Administration identification cards.  Transportation will be provided from the Bethesda, Rockville, Shady Grove and Silver Spring Metro stations.  Bi-lingual guides and sign language interpreters will be available to assist attendees.

 

During the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments one day count of the homeless population in January 2017, there were 894 homeless individuals counted in Montgomery County. 

 

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Release ID: 17-140
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6545