We had a beautiful program to kick off the 2022/2023 Rockville Rewards Program at VisArts Rooftop. Please take a few moments and review the video.
The recipients of the citations were:
Stands for Seeking Employment, Equality and Community Provides community support to residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization is an active Rockville staple engaging its members throughout the community to showcase their abilities, develop new interests, contribute to the workforce, and broaden their social networks.
The largest and most comprehensive provider of behavioral health services in Montgomery County. Cornerstone Montgomery serves more than 2,500 adults and transition-aged youth. The organization specializes in mental health and co-occurring substance use disorder treatments and interventions through collaboration, treatment, education, and advocacy.
Formerly Community Ministries of Rockville, Community Reach was established in 1967 Community Reach has spent over 50 years improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable Montgomery County residents . The organization provides healthcare, housing, financial emergency assistance, immigrant education, elder care, and so much more!
Established in 1974, Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation (or Peerless Rockville for short) is an award-winning community-based organization founded to preserve buildings, objects, and information important to Rockville’s heritage. Their events are touching and really bring our history here in Rockville and the surrounding communities to life. Located in the old red brick courthouse – it’s a location you should visit.
Provides emergency shelter, supportive housing, essential needs, and employment assistance to over 35,000 residents of Montgomery County every year. Just in 2021, at the height of the pandemic, the organization distributed over 444,000 pounds of food to Montgomery County residents; served 1,109 people providing 45,611 nights of safe shelter and more than 124,000 meals… and that was just last year – so we know this year is going to be even more spectacular.
Provides emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, and post-shelter support to homeless families with children in order to move them from crisis to a stable home environment. Not just a roof but Stepping Stone’s services include case management, career counseling, tutoring, and more.
Provides women emergency overnight shelter during the hypothermia season and assists them as they transition to a better quality of life.
Maryland Women’s Business Center – Martha Jimenez
This last certificate is for an individual, but first, let’s explain the organization she works for… Maryland Women’s Business Center. Once known as the Rockville Women’s Business Center, Maryland Women’s Business Center was born from a special initiative of the Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI), a nonprofit organization to help businesses grow and expand in the city of Rockville. REDI is led by CEO, Cindy Stewart Rivarde. Maryland Women’s Business Center, which has now expanded to reach more women business owners across three locations serving 1,500 individuals gains the skills, connections, and confidence necessary to navigate entrepreneurship.
Videography and editing by Tim Fahey, Dirigo Agency, Inc.
If you are interested in joining the program or being a recipient of the Rewards Program, please contact Heather Mahoney.