Earlier this year, MCCH evacuated our administrative offices and men’s emergency shelter, which were on the same campus as a Montgomery County owned-and-operated methane plant on the site of the county's landfill on Gude Drive in Rockville.

As described in this Washington Post article, mechanical issues at the methane plant led to the emergency relocation of MCCH’s administrative offices in February 2019 and the HBCAC men’s emergency shelter in May 2019. Per the article, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a division of the Centers for Disease Control, conducted a safety assessment of the campus in June 2019. As of September 2019, NIOSH’s report to MCCH and Montgomery County government remains pending.

MCCH’s administrative offices have been temporarily relocated to 405 East Gude Drive, Suite 209 in Rockville. We will remain in this location for the foreseeable future.

The HBCAC Men's Emergency Shelter is now operating at 6 Taft Court in Rockville for the winter season. Please call the County's Homeless Information Line at 240-907-2688 for shelter updates.

We welcome any questions you may have about this extraordinary situation. Please contact MCCH's Donor Relationship Manager Derek Longbrake at dlongbrake@mcch.net or 301-339-8404.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, and especially our clients, thank you for your commitment and compassion for our community's most vulnerable residents.