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County and City of Gaithersburg to Host Nadim Khan Memorial Homeless Resource Day November 17; Sixth Annual Event Honors Founder of Event

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hundreds of volunteers representing more than 50 organizations will provide services such as free medical screenings, eye exams, legal services, tax assistance, substance abuse and mental health counseling at the Nadim Khan Memorial Homeless Resource Day on Thursday, November 17, 2016.  The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg.  The resource fair provides Montgomery County residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with a one-stop opportunity to access resources and services.  Free haircuts and manicures will also be offered and attendees will also be provided with winter clothing such as coats.


During the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments one-day count of the homeless population in January 2016, there were 981 homeless individuals counted in Montgomery County. 

Free lunch and Ride-On bus transportation will be provided.  Bi-lingual and sign language interpreting services will be available.  Individuals needing other services or aids to participate should call 240-777-4565, Maryland Relay 7-1-1 or email HHSHRD@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Sponsors of Homeless Resource Day include the City of Gaithersburg, State of Maryland, Montgomery County Executive’s Office, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Qiagen Sciences LLC, Covenant United Methodist Church of Montgomery Village, Emergent Biosolutions, Priority Partners Managed Care Organization, Montgomery College, and Gifts for the Homeless.

For more information, please call People Encouraging People Homeless Outreach Team at 301-637-6700 or email HHSHRD@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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Release ID: 16-439
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6534