Gaithersburg HELP does not provide funds directly for rent or utility issues. We provide a block of funding to UMAN (Upper Montgomery Assistance Network) for these concerns. You may call UMAN, however, they will ask that you have gone to HHS (Health and Human Services) in Germantown first.


Crisis Center-Montgomery County HHS Program
240-777-4000
1301 Piccard Dr., Rockville

Montgomery County Dept. of Health and Human Services
240-777-4448
12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown

Montgomery County 311 Referral Information Line
311

Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NON)
240-773-1151
610 E Diamond Ave, Suite 500, Gaithersburg

Nourish Now
301-330-0222
Referrals from social service agencies are preferred, but not required. Call 3-7 business days ahead to schedule appointment for food pickup M-F 10 am to 4 pm.

Upper Montgomery Assistance Network (UMAN)
301-926-4422
Rent/Utility issues and referral info

Manna Food Center
301-424-1130
Service limited to once a month

Mont. County Muslim Foundation (MCMF) Food Pantry
301-825-3657
811 Russell Ave, Suite G, Gaithersburg

Bethesda HELP
301-365-2022
Serves residents in an area of approximately 25 square miles bounded by the District of Columbia on the south; Falls Road, Montrose Road, and Randolph Road on the north; Veirs Mill Road, Georgia Avenue, and 16th Street on the east; and the Potomac River, MacArthur Blvd. and Clara Barton Pkwy on the west. Service Area is illustrated at http://www.bethesdahelp.org/Map-of-Service-Area

Damascus HELP
301-253-4100
Serves the areas of upper Montgomery County covered by zip codes 20871, 20872, 20882 north of Brink Rd and 20876 from route 27 north of Brink Rd

Germantown HELP
301-482-1320
Provides delivered emergency food, prescription assistance and holiday help to residents of Germantown, Maryland zip codes 20874 and 20876

Midcounty United Ministries (MUM)
301-929-8675
Serves residents in the following zip codes: 20853, 20895, 20896, 20902 and 20906

Ministries United Silver Spring / Takoma Park (MUSST)
301-495-4699
Provides emergency assistance to eligible residents in zip codes 20901, 20910, 20912, and the Montgomery County portion of 20783

Olney HELP
301-774-4334
Provides assistance to eligible residents of Olney, Brookeville, Brinklow, Sandy Spring or Ashton, Maryland zip codes 20832, 20833, 20860, 20861 and 20862

Rockville HELP
301-564-0800
Serves Rockville residents in an area bounded by Redland Road, Needwood Road, and Muncaster Mill Road on the north; Norbeck Road and the Rock Creek Trail on the east, Randolph Road and Montrose Road on the south, and Rockville City limits on the west. Service Area is illustrated at https://www.rockvillehelp.org/

Western Upper Montgomery County HELP (WUMCO)
301-972-8481
Service Area includes a wide swath of the upper county, roughly the area from Frederick County line (northwest) to Potomac River (west/southwest) to Clarksburg and Germantown (east), including the towns of Poolesville, Boyds, Barnesville, Dickerson and Beallsville

Connect-A-Ride (CAR)
301-738-3252 or 703-323-6494
Transportation referral service, for residents in Montgomery County, MD, and Arlington County & Fairfax County, VA

A Wider Circle
301-608-3504
This program provides beds, dressers, tables, chairs, dishes, pots, pans, and other large and small home goods to families transitioning out of shelters, escaping domestic violence, or otherwise living without their basic need items. Individuals and families call on their own or are referred to A Wider Circle by more than 300 government or nonprofit social service agencies, large and small. After speaking to our staff and scheduling an appointment to visit our Center for Community Service, people have the opportunity to select the items they need, free of charge.

Montgomery County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
240-777-1123
The VITA program provides FREE tax preparation services for low to moderate income County residents

Disability Rights Maryland
410-727-6352
Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) creates an integrated and just society by advancing the legal rights of people with disabilities. Our scope of work reflects the disability community’s advocacy priorities, funding restrictions, and strategic efforts to maximize our impact within resource limits. Learn more about DRM’s advocacy programs. DRM may represent Maryland residents who have a disability and a legal issue within the scope of our Advocacy Services Plan. Contact our intake office at 410-727-6352 ext. 0 (ask for “intake”), Monday through Friday, between 9 AM and 5 PM to learn if we can assist you.

Maryland Legal Aid
240-314-0373
Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) provides life-changing civil legal assistance to eligible residents in every part of the State. Since 1911, MLA has provided high-quality legal services to low-income, and marginalized individuals and communities–helping them remedy their civil legal issues and become empowered to overcome challenges, achieve stability and independence, and overall better life.

Maryland Office of the Public Defender
301-563-8900
We are the statewide advocates for securing justice, protecting civil rights, and preserving liberty. We have been the voice of the voiceless across Maryland since 1972. Our work spans criminal, juvenile, parental defense, and involuntary commitment proceedings.