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HELP Non Profit Community Groups

HELP groups are volunteer programs providing food, and sometimes small grants and transportation across Montgomery County. Each group is different and may provide assistance based upon availability of resources.

Bethesda HELP: 301.365.2022, 9:00 to 4:00, Monday through Friday. May also email: Caller must be in their service area; Damascus HELP (for food and utility assistance): 301.253.4100; Faith Connections Help line (Damascus/Clarksburg area for housing assistance): 301.482.0522; Gaithersburg HELP: 301.216.2510 (IVR line for specific needs); Germantown HELP: 301.482.1320 (food delivery); Olney HELP: 301.774.4334; Rockville HELP/FISH: 301.564.0800 (emergency help); 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. (IVR line for specific needs); MUSST (Ministries United Silver Spring/Takoma Park): 301.495.4699 (serving 20901; 20910; 20912;20783). Email: for prescription help only, for zip codes noted. Upper Montgomery Assistance Network (UMAN): 301.926.4422; Monday through Thursday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 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. Phone rolls to volunteers. Web site:

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

Last Updated: 06/24/2020 10:33:37