Join Our Team
Do you want to make a positive difference in the community? Now is the perfect opportunity to join the CaringMatters' family! We are currently accepting applications for the part-time (20 hours/week) position of Community Resource Specialist . This new position will provide comprehensive case management for adults with cancer and their families to improve quality of life and help them maintain the highest possible ability to function within the community throughout their treatment and beyond. The position will be located between CaringMatters (Gaithersburg, MD) and The Aquilino Center (pictured above in Rockville, MD). Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by June 5, 2020. Please share with your networks and encourage qualified candidates to apply!
CaringMatters in the Media
Allison Stearns, CaringMatters' Chief Executive Officer, was the guest on a recent episode of Studio 501c3, produced by , speaking with the host, Kim Jones, Executive Director of The Nonprofit Village. The show focuses on nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. This episode discusses how CaringMatters supports dying residents and their grieving loved ones through the end-of-life process and importance of volunteers in accomplishing this mission.
Professional Development
On May 20th, over 300 school personnel, social service professionals from community-based organizations, and allied mental health professionals from across the country joined CaringMatters' Director of Children's Bereavement, Gilly Cannon, for a webinar about how children and teens grieve and how our ability to be effective in providing support has been impacted by physical distancing due to COVID-19. Attendees also participated in a hands-on activity to help grieving students build resilience. The webinar was sponsored by the Healthcare Initiative Foundation.
Camp Erin - Update
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, we have decided to postpone this year's Camp Erin until October 10-11, 2020 and adapt the program to a day camp format. We are committed to offering this important program to grieving children and teens in our community, however we want everyone to feel comfortable and be safe. All of the changes we're making will follow guidance from health officials. Read more about these changes on our website .

As our planning proceeds, we are still accepting camper registrations and volunteer applications for this special fall session. In early August, w e will host a volunteer Q&A session to address any concerns about COVID-19 and our related camp policies and practices.
New Online Support Groups  
We are accepting referrals for new online support groups, including groups for adults who have experienced loss due to COVID-19. Regardless of the cause, losses during this pandemic are changing the ways people grieve and honor loved ones. Online support groups offer empathy and a sense of community that is needed now, more than ever. 

For information about online support groups, contact
 Jim Rossi at or 301-990-0854.