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GCAAR

Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

GCAAR Cares Awards Area Nonprofits

Here are the 11 area organizations that were the 2017 recipients of the GCAAR Cares grant awards:

A Wider Circle
Calvary Women's Services
District Alliance for Safe Housing ("DASH")
Hope and a Home
Housing Unlimited, Inc.
Interfaith Works
Miriam's Kitchen
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless ("MCCH")
Pathways to Housing DC
The ARC-Montgomery
The Dwelling Place

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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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Calvary Women’s Services
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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.