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GCAAR

Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

REALTORS® Care Awards Area Nonprofits

Here are the 13 area organizations that were the 2018 recipients of the REALTORS® Care grant awards:

A Wider Circle
Community Ministries of Rockville
Cornerstone Montgomery
District Alliance for Safe Housing ("DASH")
Friendship Place
Housing Unlimited, Inc.
Interfaith Works
Miriam's Kitchen
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless ("MCCH")
Stepping Stones Shelter
Pathways to Housing DC
The ARC-Montgomery
The Dwelling Place

2019 A Wider Circle

A Wider Circle
A Wider Circle’s mission is to help one individual and one family after another rise out of poverty. The grant will support their “Basic Needs" program – providing beds, dressers, cribs, tables, and other home goods.



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Community Ministries of Rockville
Calvary Women's Services offers housing, health, education and employment programs that empower homeless women in Washington, D.C. to change their lives. The grant will be used to upgrade kitchen materials used to provide meals for every woman in their housing program, including silverware, dishes, and meal preparation tools.




Cornerstone Montgomery

Cornerstone Montgomery
Cornerstone Montgomery is an independent, nonsectarian organization with the capacity to serve more than 2,200 adults and transition aged youth. They specialize in the provision of comprehensive, community- and evidence-based mental health and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder treatments and interventions.



2019 DASH

District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH)
DASH provides access to safe housing and services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families. The grant will support their "Cornerstone" Program: which provides basic housing essentials, such as bedding and linens, for 20 new families who are coming to the facility in crisis.



Friendship Place 2019

Friendship Place
Friendship Place’s mission is to empower people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to attain stable housing and rebuild their lives.Their vision is a DC region and a nation in which every person has a place to call “home.”



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Hope and a Home
Hope and a Home empowers low-income families in D.C. to create stable homes for themselves and make lasting changes in their lives. The grant will be used for appliance replacements in six of its Transitional Housing Program units.



2019 Housing Unlimited

Housing Unlimited
Housing Unlimited provides affordable, independent housing for adults in mental health recovery in Montgomery County. The grant will be used for renovation costs associated with the acquisition of 4-5 new homes.



Interfaith Works 2019

Interfaith Works
Interfaith Works is a coalition of more than 165 affiliated congregations of diverse faiths, working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County. The grant will help their "Hand to Hand" program which provides case management and assistance to individuals and families facing eviction.



Miriam's Kitchen

Miriam’s Kitchen
Miriam’s Kitchen works to end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC. The grant will provide support for placing individuals experiencing chronic homelessness into permanent supportive housing.



MCCH

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless works to end homelessness in the County by building a community where everyone has a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home. The grant will support their "Home Builiders Care Assessment Center" - an emergency shelter for men experiencing homelessness.



Stepping Stones Shelter

Stepping Stones Shelter
Stepping Stones Shelter Inc. provides a continuum of services (emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, and post-shelter support) to homeless families with children in order to move them from crisis to a stable home environment.



Pathways to Housing DC

Pathways to Housing DC
Pathways to Housing DC provides home, health, and hope to more than 3,000 individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness in Washington, DC. The grant will be used for the purchase and distribution of basic toiletries and household items to create 10 "Welcome Home" baskets for individuals moving from the streets or transitional housing into their own apartments.



The ARC-Montgomery County

The ARC-Montgomery County
The ARC Montgomery County supports persons affected by disabilities by providing child care, work skills training, community living services, advocacy, and more. The grant will be used to replace laundry room ductwork in a community-based residence for five adults with intellectual and developmental challenges.



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The Dwelling Place
The Dwelling Place supports homeless families in Montgomery County in their pursuit of self-sufficiency by providing housing, financial and life skills, and career enhancement opportunities. The grant will be used to purchase new beds and bedding for 10 Dwelling Place program apartments that house homeless families with children.