HOW CAN BETHESDA HELP HELP YOU?
Need Help? Call us now at 301-365-2022
STEP 1: Do you live within the Bethesda Help service area?
In order to receive assistance from Bethesda Help, Inc. you must live within the Bethesda Help service area. This is an area of approximately 25 square miles bounded by the District of Columbia on the south; Falls Road, Montrose Road, and Randolph Road on the north; Veirs Mill Road, Georgia Avenue, and 16th Street on the east; and the Potomac River on the west.
Click here to see a map of our service area
If you live outside of our service area, then you will need to seek help from another agency. Organizations similar to Bethesda Help are located throughout Montgomery County. Call us at 301-365-2022 or click here for information about other resources and organizations that may serve your area.
STEP 2: What type of assistance do you need?
Bethesda Help, Inc. provides four types of assistance regardless of your income:
1. Financial assistance
We can provide full or partial payment for rent when you have an eviction notice, utility bills (gas, electric, and water)
when your service is about to be cut off, and prescription medicines when the need for the prescription is verified by a doctor’s visit and you cannot pay the full amount. You should contact a case worker at the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services for assistance before calling Bethesda Help.
2. Emergency food delivery
If you are in need of food, Bethesda Help can deliver directly to your home a three-day supply of groceries for every member of your household. Up to two additional deliveries can be received each month regardless of income.
3. Referrals to government and nonprofit agencies in Montgomery County
Bethesda Help provides short-term assistance to individuals and families. For other types of assistance we cannot provide, including long term assistance, we will provide you with the referral information needed to contact another nonprofit agency or government office.
4. Transportation Service (currently suspended)
Bethesda Help volunteers use their own cars to give rides to doctor and social-service appointments free-of-charge to those who cannot afford cab fare.
STEP 3: Call Bethesda Help at 301-365-2022
If you or your family is facing a financial crisis, Bethesda Help may be able to help. Simply call us at 301-365-2022 and leave a message containing your name and telephone number with our operator. A Bethesda Help volunteer will call you back within a few hours to discuss your request. Bethesda Help's phone line is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Bethesda Help is closed on major holidays.