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First Thursday in new space!

Posted by katieschmahl on July 7, 2010

New and old friends!

After a flurry of door knocking around Amity Drive (about 300 doors!) and a Neighbors Exchange last week (about 15 people came!), we got together in our NEW space in Gaithersburg on Thursday night.

We welcomed the new faces that we met at the Neighbors Exchange and got a tour of the facility (Building 630 of Family Services) from Tom Harr, the executive director of Family Services. Then, through our mutual support circle, we discovered that a lot of people needed jobs, wanted to practice or learn English and Spanish, needed health insurance, and wanted to start a cooking class!

So in our last 10 minutes, we paired up those who wanted to have a language conversation in one group, and those who wanted to talk about health care options with Kathie Evans, our resident expert on the Kaiser Permanente Bridge Plan. From that night, the language conversation group decided they wanted to start meeting on other nights and so they met again on Tuesday night!

Come join us every Thursday night at 630 East Diamond Ave. in Gaithersburg from 6-8pm!!

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