The Dwelling Place, Inc.

The Dwelling Place, Inc. Ending homelessness one family at a time! 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. We also work closely to partner with individuals, faith groups, schools, service clubs, and businesses in our comm

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. We also work closely to partner with individuals, faith groups, schools, service clubs, and businesses in our comm

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We are in need of school supplies for the upcoming school year. Every year, except for last year due to Covid, we host a...
08/10/2021

We are in need of school supplies for the upcoming school year. Every year, except for last year due to Covid, we host a Family Picnic with our families and provide each school-aged child with a backpack with supplies for their grade.

We are in need of 30 backpacks filled and are looking for support. If you cannot do an entire backpack, we will appreciate any supplies offered.

If you are interested and would like more information on how to help, please email me at [email protected], send a direct message or comment below!

Thank you for your support!

We are in need of school supplies for the upcoming school year. Every year, except for last year due to Covid, we host a Family Picnic with our families and provide each school-aged child with a backpack with supplies for their grade.

We are in need of 30 backpacks filled and are looking for support. If you cannot do an entire backpack, we will appreciate any supplies offered.

If you are interested and would like more information on how to help, please email me at [email protected], send a direct message or comment below!

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to Darnestown Presbyterian Church Women's retreat for collecting toiletries and cleaning supplies for our fami...
06/23/2021

Thank you to Darnestown Presbyterian Church Women's retreat for collecting toiletries and cleaning supplies for our families! As our families are housed in apartments throughout the county, our families continue to endure the challenges of providing the basic necessities everyday.

Amidst the pandemic, our donations in the form of full size toiletries and cleaning supplies slowed because many families were facing the unknown themselves.

We are excited to see that things are starting to get back to normal for all of us!

Thank you again Darnestown Presbyterian Church for your generosity!

Thank you to Darnestown Presbyterian Church Women's retreat for collecting toiletries and cleaning supplies for our families! As our families are housed in apartments throughout the county, our families continue to endure the challenges of providing the basic necessities everyday.

Amidst the pandemic, our donations in the form of full size toiletries and cleaning supplies slowed because many families were facing the unknown themselves.

We are excited to see that things are starting to get back to normal for all of us!

Thank you again Darnestown Presbyterian Church for your generosity!

05/12/2021

Team OFFICEPRO, Inc. Getting ready to ride for #breakingthecycleride for #friendsoftdp. You can still join us this Saturday!

We are hanging out at Denizens Brewing Co this afternoon giving out ride guides for our "Breaking The Cycle Ride"! There...
04/24/2021

We are hanging out at Denizens Brewing Co this afternoon giving out ride guides for our "Breaking The Cycle Ride"! There is still time to sign up - - you can do any ride you like from now until July 4th! Sign up today and help our MoCo Families in need! #ride4mocofamilies https://www.bikereg.com/breaking-the-cycle

We are hanging out at Denizens Brewing Co this afternoon giving out ride guides for our "Breaking The Cycle Ride"! There is still time to sign up - - you can do any ride you like from now until July 4th! Sign up today and help our MoCo Families in need! #ride4mocofamilies https://www.bikereg.com/breaking-the-cycle

Sign Up NOW! Registration is still open for "Breaking The Cycle" - Our Annual MoCo Bike Ride benefitting homeless famili...
04/13/2021

Sign Up NOW! Registration is still open for "Breaking The Cycle" - Our Annual MoCo Bike Ride benefitting homeless families in the County. This Ride is for EVERYONE - PELOTON Riders can also ride indoors for a good cause! We hope to see you there! Riders can use the hashtag: #ride4MoCofamilies
Click on Registration link for more info: https://breakingthecycleride.wordpress.com/registration/

Sign Up NOW! Registration is still open for "Breaking The Cycle" - Our Annual MoCo Bike Ride benefitting homeless families in the County. This Ride is for EVERYONE - PELOTON Riders can also ride indoors for a good cause! We hope to see you there! Riders can use the hashtag: #ride4MoCofamilies
Click on Registration link for more info: https://breakingthecycleride.wordpress.com/registration/

We love success stories here and while COVID has put an interesting spin on what success has looked like this past year,...
04/12/2021

We love success stories here and while COVID has put an interesting spin on what success has looked like this past year, we are pleased to share our newest bit of news!

With the help of one of our thriving partnerships, CareerCatchers, one of our head of household members was able to secure a new position as a Classroom Aide with Montgomery County Public School System.

Our client is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the youth and embark on this new career pathway. She worked very hard to update her resume, follow up and connect with those that could assist in her growth, and as a result of her hard work she is now able to plan for a more clearer future.

We are so proud of her success!!!

We love success stories here and while COVID has put an interesting spin on what success has looked like this past year, we are pleased to share our newest bit of news!

With the help of one of our thriving partnerships, CareerCatchers, one of our head of household members was able to secure a new position as a Classroom Aide with Montgomery County Public School System.

Our client is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the youth and embark on this new career pathway. She worked very hard to update her resume, follow up and connect with those that could assist in her growth, and as a result of her hard work she is now able to plan for a more clearer future.

We are so proud of her success!!!

Order Cupcakes And Help The Dwelling Place! Enjoy a delicious, sweet treat while helping homeless families.  From today ...
03/22/2021

Order Cupcakes And Help The Dwelling Place!

Enjoy a delicious, sweet treat while helping homeless families. From today until April 30th, Cupcakes with a Purpose will donate 15% of sales to The Dwelling Place of Montgomery County. Just select “The Dwelling Place” in the “Charity to Support” drop-down list when placing your order.

https://cupcakes-with-purpose.square.site

In addition, Cupcakes with a Purpose will offer a 10% discount on your order when you use the coupon code “AprilHome” during checkout on their website. And after April, TDP will remain a charity of choice at Cupcakes with a Purpose, so you can continue to support while satisfying your sweet tooth year round!

Order Cupcakes And Help The Dwelling Place!

Enjoy a delicious, sweet treat while helping homeless families. From today until April 30th, Cupcakes with a Purpose will donate 15% of sales to The Dwelling Place of Montgomery County. Just select “The Dwelling Place” in the “Charity to Support” drop-down list when placing your order.

https://cupcakes-with-purpose.square.site

In addition, Cupcakes with a Purpose will offer a 10% discount on your order when you use the coupon code “AprilHome” during checkout on their website. And after April, TDP will remain a charity of choice at Cupcakes with a Purpose, so you can continue to support while satisfying your sweet tooth year round!

03/20/2021

I am excited to share The Dwelling Place, Inc. mission to the church community at the Darnestown Presbyterian Church retreat today! They are looking to get involved with a big mission and we are grateful they have selected us to be a part of their plan.

03/19/2021

Sign Up NOW! We are GEARING UP for "Breaking The Cycle" - Our Annual MoCo Bike Ride benefitting homeless families in the County. This Ride is for EVERYONE - PELETON Riders can also ride indoors for a good cause! We hope to see you there! Riders can use the hashtag: #ride4MoCofamilies
Click on Registration link for more info: https://breakingthecycleride.wordpress.com/registration/

We are excited to announce a NEW community partnership with Saydam Properties Group at Keller Williams Capital Propertie...
03/09/2021

We are excited to announce a NEW community partnership with Saydam Properties Group at Keller Williams Capital Properties. Managing Partner's and philanthropist's, Sheena Burton Saydam and her husband Han Saydam have donated thousands of dollars to worthy causes across the DMV.

They have committed $200 for each connection to The Dwelling Place and we are so grateful!

Even if you decide not to use their services, but give them the opportunity to be considered -- they will still donate to our mission.

WOW! 🤩

Thank you so much Sheena Burton Saydam and your awesome team!!!

We love it when companies take action and put their money where their heart is! 🥰❤️

We are excited to announce a NEW community partnership with Saydam Properties Group at Keller Williams Capital Properties. Managing Partner's and philanthropist's, Sheena Burton Saydam and her husband Han Saydam have donated thousands of dollars to worthy causes across the DMV.

They have committed $200 for each connection to The Dwelling Place and we are so grateful!

Even if you decide not to use their services, but give them the opportunity to be considered -- they will still donate to our mission.

WOW! 🤩

Thank you so much Sheena Burton Saydam and your awesome team!!!

We love it when companies take action and put their money where their heart is! 🥰❤️

Before we get too ahead of ourselves, I want to thank two organizations for participating in a Week/Day of Service for M...
01/26/2021

Before we get too ahead of ourselves, I want to thank two organizations for participating in a Week/Day of Service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated- Xi Omega Chapter donated close to a hundred fleece blankets to our families. They blessed us with so much that our families were covered in warmth and so were many more!

We were able to pass along our abundance to GenerosityGlobal - a nonprofit that provides food, clothes, and showers to the homeless.

Thank you!

Montgomery County Muslim Foundation for donating 25 platters of cookies to our families as your Day of Service contribution! Our families loved the sweet treats!!

Thank you!

Special helpers, my daughter's Avalon & Aspen, participating in the giving and service experience. 😊

12/31/2020

Thank you for all your support in 2020 and this holiday season! It is not too late to provide a year-end gift to families in need.

www.tdp-inc.org/donate-now

Thank you for all you do for us! ❤️
12/31/2020

Thank you for all you do for us! ❤️

This holiday season COE conducted a pajama drive and collected 100 sets of pajamas that were donated to The Dwelling Place, Inc.

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and we hope this donation will help the families that may need it the most.

The Dwelling Place provides shelter and protection for women and children fleeing from violent partners.

To learn more and see how you can help visit:
dwellingplaceinc.org

12/09/2020
GenerosityGlobal

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=441114397279007&id=449073385124967

On today's Show, I'm joined in the studio by Dana Macena, Executive Director for The Dwelling Place, Inc., a non profit organization that supports homeless families in their pursuit of stability and self sufficiency by providing housing and supportive services... Dana is an amazing leader with a heart of gold for people in need.

Thank you for tuning into our conversation. Enjoy the show

KEEP GOING

#wearegenerosityglobal

Thank you so much to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.-Gamma Alpha Eta Zeta Chapter for coordinating this coat drive for our ...
12/07/2020

Thank you so much to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.-Gamma Alpha Eta Zeta Chapter for coordinating this coat drive for our families and finding generous partners in the community to assist with the drive to make it more than we could have expected!

Your contributions provide warmth, comfort and restores dignity to our families.

THANK YOU! 🥰😍

Gamma Alpha Eta Zeta Chapter would like to thank everyone who donated to the Winter Clothing Drive. Yesterday, Chapter Sorors delivered the donated items to The Dwelling Place, where they will be distributed to those in need.

We would like to give a Special Thank You to our Community Partners, Brother Paul Fullmore of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated - Sigma Sigma Sigma Chapter, and Ms. Sue Maynard of the PinkHouse Group.

During this Season of Giving, Gamma Alpha Eta Zeta Chapter reflects on how blessed we are, and how important it is to pay those blessings forward. We are proud to make an impact in the communities we serve - One Day, One Service at a Time.

#ZetaPhiBeta
#ZPhiB
#GAHZZetas
#ZetasGetEngaged
#GAHZGetsEngaged
#ServiceIsWhatWeDo

We raised $3,815 yesterday for GIVING TUESDAY thanks to you! ❤A humble thank you goes to everyone for being so generous ...
12/02/2020

We raised $3,815 yesterday for GIVING TUESDAY thanks to you! ❤

A humble thank you goes to everyone for being so generous and choosing us as your Giving Home.

12/01/2020
#GiveLocal Power Hour!

Help our families this #GivingTuesday! Your donations will help our local Montgomery County families during this trying time. We are very grateful for your consideration!

Today is GIVING TUESDAY! Our goal today is to raise $10K! We are excited to be a part of the official DC region’s #Givin...
12/01/2020

Today is GIVING TUESDAY! Our goal today is to raise $10K!

We are excited to be a part of the official DC region’s #GivingTuesday campaign, hosted by the The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. On Giving Tuesday, we’ll have a chance to win prizes throughout the day based on the number of donors we have.

Any amount counts!

We will focus on trying to win the “GIVING POWER HOUR” from 3PM and 4PM.

Stay tuned and near to our page today. Here is the link to DONATE TODAY: https://www.givelocaltogether.org/team/thedwellingplace

We have some opportunities for you to interact with us.
#GivingTuesday #givelocal #giveback

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12/01/2020

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12/01/2020

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3 DAYS! Join our virtual challenge fundraiser. Donate your workouts to our families needing encouragement and stability....
11/28/2020
Holiday Hustle for Homeless Families

3 DAYS! Join our virtual challenge fundraiser. Donate your workouts to our families needing encouragement and stability. SIGN UP TODAY!

The Holiday Hustle for Homeless Families is on Tuesday December 1, 2020 to Sunday January 31, 2021. It includes the following events: Fitness - 32 hours, Fitness - 56 hours, Walk - 40 miles, Walk - 100 miles, Run - 100 miles, Run- 200 miles, Bike- 200 miles, and Bike- 400 miles.

Thank you so much Landon School for providing our 25 families with nourishment this Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for...
11/27/2020

Thank you so much Landon School for providing our 25 families with nourishment this Thanksgiving!

We are so grateful for your support and the seed of generosity you sow with future generations.

Our Thanksgiving baskets filled with all the holiday fixings 🍽🍗🥖are being donated to three different organizations! Lower School Bears had lessons on giving and helping those in need. We are so grateful to our Landon community for making this a success!

#onelandon #givingback #thankful #happythanksgiving

Do you love shopping on Amazon? I know I do! Seeing that brown box with the smile on the side feels great, even when I c...
11/27/2020

Do you love shopping on Amazon?

I know I do!

Seeing that brown box with the smile on the side feels great, even when I can't remember what I purchased.

Shop with care this holiday season with AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice. All you need to do is start your shopping at smile.amazon.com. The donation will be made at no extra cost to you.

Click the link below to get directly connected to The Dwelling Place on AmazonSmile.

Shop with care and never feel guilty again seeing the smile boxes on your porch! 😊
smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1558475

11/26/2020
Workout daily?! Burn calories for a cause this holiday season. Registration now open for Holiday Hustle Virtual Challeng...
11/24/2020
Holiday Hustle for Homeless Families

Workout daily?! Burn calories for a cause this holiday season.

Registration now open for Holiday Hustle Virtual Challenge for Homeless Families.

Racine MultiSports https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/MontgomeryVillage/HolidayHustleforHomelessFamilies?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=ad3dbf60-8bf0-4be0-8e99-df40520d80e9

The Holiday Hustle for Homeless Families is on Tuesday December 1, 2020 to Sunday January 31, 2021. It includes the following events: Fitness - 32 hours, Fitness - 56 hours, Walk - 40 miles, Walk - 100 miles, Run - 100 miles, Run- 200 miles, Bike- 200 miles, and Bike- 400 miles.

Today we are launching our pre-registration for our Holiday Hustle virtual challenge for homeless families!  Our big fat...
11/19/2020
Holiday Hustle Virtual Challenge 2020 - The Dwelling Place

Today we are launching our pre-registration for our Holiday Hustle virtual challenge for homeless families! Our big fat hairy goal is to raise $15,000 from this event and we need your help!

Be the first to be notified when registration opens by filling out our pre-registration form. The first 25 registrants have reduced entry.

More details can be found on our website.

https://tdp-inc.org/holiday-hustle-virtual-challenge-2020/

Our Holiday Giving 2020 page is up and ready for your generosity! We have shared so many ways to give and hope there is ...
11/14/2020
Holiday Giving - The Dwelling Place

Our Holiday Giving 2020 page is up and ready for your generosity! We have shared so many ways to give and hope there is something for you!

https://tdp-inc.org/holiday-giving/

Every year we work with families, organizations and churches in the community to bring smiles to families in the way of providing gifts. Help us make this holiday season a special one by sponsoring a family and fulfilling wishes!

11/09/2020

I absolutely love what I do! At times like this, with all the controversy that is going on in the world, I am thankful for being able to stop by the office and see the abundance of generosity bestowed upon our organization for those enduring the most difficult times in our country.

It is truly refreshing!

From return envelopes in the mail or in-kind donations, we are reminded that there is hope, kindness and an interest in the human condition. Consider yesterday's election decision a milestone, but only work and consistency will get us to a more equitable future for all.

Many of you are here because of one reason or another and I would love to help you fulfill your goals of making an impact in your community. I have a lot of ideas to offer and welcome new ideas. I am looking for like-minded, energetic, and compassionate people to make it happen.

Let's get it done! ❤

Message me here or email me at: [email protected]

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The Dwelling Place, Inc. board meets monthly, and during this time, we'd like to take the time to thank those companies who have supported us through the years. Tonight, we say thank you to Denizens Brewing Co! Over the years, they have hosted our Break the Cycle fundraisers. Delicious beer and menu, fantastic staff and service, we salute you! #TDPThankYou #FriendsofTDP
I need your help to raise money for The Dwelling Place ($1,000): We (Insurance One Group) are proud to support The Dwelling Place, a local organization that “supports homeless families in Montgomery County, MD, in their pursuit of self-sufficiency by providing housing, education, financial and life skills, and career enhancement opportunities.” For every friend you recommend to our agency or you personally request an auto or home quote, we’ll donate $10 on your behalf. Our agency is committed to fighting back against hunger and poverty in our community. [email protected] 301-840-7283 ext 108
Just a few pics from our wonderful 30th Anniversary celebration!!!! What s great night! I can only posy one attachment here so I’ll post in photos....
Today was the first day of school for our kids. Thank you Progressions Salon and Spa Alex Saenger - Professional Realtor & Mega Agent and Groomed By Haye for donating backpacks and haircuts to our kids! Did you know we provide support and keep track of our kids' academic progress? We provide support to after school activities, sports, and tutoring. We make sure everyone in the home has all the tools needed for success.
I'm digging through old binders and board minutes and am in awe of the amount of things I'm coming across. Folks who made up the first Board of Directors were definitely ahead of their time in regards to providing services.
I love going out and talking to different organizations about the work we do at TDP and the success stories of our families. If your organization/company would like to support a local organization, please let me know and I am happy to come out and speak.
After much trying we finally have a fresh-looking donations page! If you're feeling extra generous you can create one to raise money for us! :) #FriendsofTDP
It was a pretty neat experience. And of course, I needed a stool to look taller 🤦‍♀️
We've almost hit $250! We need $15 to get halfway to our $500 goal! Any little bit counts!
We made a special ask for households goods for TDP, and within hours we had a very special delivery! So grateful to do this work!
Many of our families are in need of paper goods and cleaning supplies. If you can, keep us in mind!
My daughter Suzanne is event manager of this fun event in Rockville. Taste and purchase chocolates. Story time is with me sharing stories about chocolate for all ages! Hope to see you there! Beth Schmelzer