About Our ProgramsEviction Prevention.
Housing is a basic need for individuals and families. With the cooperation of other Montgomery County agencies and as part of the Emergency Assistance Coalition, MUM provides financial assistance for rent to individuals and families who have suffered temporary financial setbacks.
Utility Cutoff Prevention and Utility Restoration
Often people on limited incomes are faced with the dilemma of whether to use their resources to pay the rent, buy food for their families, or pay their utility bills. MUM gives financial assistance and seeks additional funding from other public agencies to help those who are behind in their utility payments.
Prescription Drug Assistance
MUM assists clients to obtain needed prescriptions for a short-term period. They are then referred to community agencies for long-term prescription needs.
Food Assistance/Joseph A. Mattingly, Jr. Food Pantry
No one in our society should go hungry, yet some of our clients do. Our pantry supplements our clients' food budgets with a selection of nonperishable items such as cereal, rice, beans, pasta, bottled juice, canned meats, canned vegetables and fruits. MUM's pantry is dedicated to the memory of Montgomery County Police Capt. Joseph Mattingly Jr., who strongly supported community service in the mid-county area before his death in 2003.
Emergency Help Referral
MUM partners with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Housing Opportunities Commission, Interfaith Works, Catholic Charities, Jewish Social Services, Bethesda Cares, Manna, Shepherd's Table, Proyecto Salud, and Colesville Volunteer Dental Clinic.
TestimonialsWhat Our Clients Are Saying This is a note to thank you (the Director) and MUM for the help you provided for my husband. He desperately needed his medicine for his lung disease and diabetes. Without your contribution, I don't know what we would have done. . . . I will be contributing to agencies such as this for other people like myself in need once I return to work. Again, thank you and God bless you.
"My situation was unexpected. I gave birth to twins almost 3 months before my due date. I used up all my accrued leave shortly after my children were discharged from the hospital, four months after birth. I couldn't get any financial assistance because I made too much, despite the fact that I was on "Leave without Pay" status from my job. My bills were piling up left and right. . . . I was finally referred to MUM. The day I came by the office, the young lady who assisted me was extremely friendly, courteous, and sympathetic to my situation . . . . They did not make me feel inadequate but treated me with dignity and respect. They helped me to prevent the power turnoff. Now my babies are doing better and I am back at work full-time." [Name Witheld]