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.

These organizations provide additional help to our community:

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

Montgomery County Dept. of Health and Human Services
12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown

Montgomery County 311 Referral Information Line

Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NON)
610 E Diamond Ave, Suite 500, Gaithersburg

Nourish Now
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)
Rent/Utility issues and referral info

Manna Food Center
Service limited to once a month

Bethesda HELP
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

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

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

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

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

Rockville HELP
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

Western Upper Montgomery County HELP (WUMCO)
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

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