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HELP FISH Non Profit Community Groups

FISH stands for "For Immediate Sympathetic Help". HELP and FISH are volunteer programs providing food, and sometimes small grants and transportation. Each group is different and may provide assistance based upon availability of resources.

Bethesda HELP: 301.365.2022; Damascus HELP (for food and utility assistance): 301.253.4100; Faith Connections (Damascus residents, for housing assistance): 301.482.0522; Gaithersburg HELP: 301.216.2510; Germantown HELP: 301.482.1320; Olney HELP: 301.774.4334; Rockville FISH: 301.564.0800; Eastern Montgomery Emergency Assistance Network (EMEAN) 301.879.2688; WUMCO HELP (serving Western Upper Montgomery County: Poolesville; Boyds; Dickerson; Beallsville and Barnesville areas): 301.972.8481. MUSST (Ministries United Silver Spring/Takoma Park): 301.495.4699. Upper Montgomery Assistance Network (UMAN): 301.926.4422. Mid County United Ministries, or MUM assists with food, financial assistance to help with eviction prevention or utility disconnection, or for a prescription and referral to dental clinic: 301.929.8675. Please note: MUM will be relocating to Broome School, 751 Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville on September 1, 2017.

To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call 311 during business hours.