The Dwelling Place ( provides housing and case management to 29 formerly homeless families. Programs are designed to give families the time, support and education to move from homelessness to long-term self-sufficiency.

Headquartered: Gaithersburg

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $250 covers the cost of new backpacks and school supplies for five children.
  • $1,000 pays for tuition, books, supplies and fees for completing a Certified Nursing Assistant certification.
  • $10,000 pays for six months of case management support.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Ongoing: Provide office/receptionist support.
  • Internships