October 10, 2016

Near midnight on the night of August 10 a terrible gas leak explosion and devastating fire at the Flower Branch Apartments at the corner of Arliss and Piney Branch Road claimed 7 lives, injured 34, and destroyed the homes of 55 families, and traumatized an entire community.  The explosi...

August 6, 2015

Results from July 2015 Civic Engagement Focus Groups

 

In July CHEER convened two focus groups to look at the barriers to civic participation in Takoma Park and Long Branch and how to overcome them. The groups included both low income and immigrant residents. Below is a consolidated list...

July 14, 2015

The Long Branch Partners is a collaboration of different organizations and agencies that serve the Long Branch community. A Long Branch Partners meeting led by CHEER was held last Thursday July 9th at the Long Branch Library. The purpose of the meeting was to create a common space in wh...

July 10, 2015

The CHEER Community Association (CCA) is a tool designed to help tenants in Long Branch and Takoma Park build and maintain community, and improve their quality of life.  We help tenants start, sustain, and improve their Tenant Associations.  We help tenant associations address common pr...

July 2, 2015

Back in April CHEER was awarded a $50,000 Healthcare Initiative Foundation grant to conduct a pilot outreach and referral program that has two major goals.

  • First is to get low income uninsured people in Long Branch and Takoma Park into primary care treatment.

  • Second is to help p...

December 25, 2014

On a cold February day in 2012, we heard that a long line of people were waiting for health care at Mobile Med’s medical van at the Long Branch Community Center. Dozens of people waited for more than an hour in the cold to be seen by a doctor. Unfortunately, this scene has been repeated...

November 17, 2014

Latino Residents in the Long Branch area without health insurance report difficulty getting medical appointments through the Montgomery Cares program, a program that provides health services to uninsured adults in Montgomery County. Language barriers were frequently cited as a problem f...

August 12, 2014

In response to needs expressed by community residents and health care providers CHEER has published the Long Branch Health and Wellness Asset Inventory.  This list is intended to provide community residents and health care providers with a useful guide to health and wellness resources i...

August 12, 2014

In response to needs expressed by community residents and health care providers CHEER has published the Long Branch Health and Wellness Asset Inventory.  This list is intended to provide community residents and health care providers with a useful guide to health and wellness resources i...

February 28, 2013

In 2012 CHEER moved forward in creating healthy, thriving communities in Long Branch and Takoma Park, Maryland, by completing a Community Strategic Plan and advancing community priorities by forming coalitions, circles, and leading major initiatives, such as the creation of a Health Ent...

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