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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Council President Andrew Friedson, County Councilmembers and community nonprofit organizations will be among those participating in a memorial to 61 homeless individuals who died in 2023 and 2024. The event will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, in the plaza adjacent to the Executive Office Building in Rockville.

The Executive Office Building is located at 101 Monroe Street, Rockville.

In the 2024 Point-in-Time survey published by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, there were 1,104 individuals experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County on the night the count took place. 

What:  Montgomery County Community Homeless Memorial Service

When:  Thursday, June 13. 9:30 a.m.

Where: Outside the Executive Office Building on Veterans Memorial Plaza, located at 101 Monroe Street in Rockville. Parking information can be found here.


  • Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich
  • Montgomery County Council President Andrew Friedson
  • Reverend Kenneth Nelson, Seneca Community Church
  • Derek Simpkins, an individual with lived experience
  • Christine Hong, chief of Special Needs Housing, Montgomery County Health and Human Services

Note to editors: Individuals who have experienced homelessness, as well as nonprofit groups who work to end homelessness, will be available for interviews.

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Release ID: 24-277
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 3015297669
Categories: Executive Office, Health