The Dwelling Place, Inc., was established in 1988 by a group of community activists and volunteers who were concerned with the growing numbers of homeless families in our local community. They founded a program that would assist families as they transitioned from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Today an independent community Board of Directors governs the organization. We receive support through the City of Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, and the Federal Government.
The Dwelling Place, Inc., has multiple sources of funding including government and private foundations; however, The Dwelling Place, Inc., greatly relies on community support and fundraising events for a majority of their funding. Your support provides critical stability while our families gain new skills, build confidence, and address the specific issues that contributed to their homelessness.
Our program is specifically designed for families. It allows them to stay together while The Dwelling Place, Inc., staff provides support and guidance. During their time in the program, family members are able to address the issues that led them to being homeless. Everything that The Dwelling Place, Inc., does reflects a belief that the potential represented by this county's homeless families -- both children and adults -- should not be wasted.
Heads of families accepted into The Dwelling Place, Inc., are ready to address the challenge of making life-long changes. They agree to work with the program's case managers to develop and carry out a personal action plan for achieving family independence. The case managers provide personalized support -- the formula for sustainable change.