Welcome to the Monthly Connect!

Main Street's e-newsletter brings project updates, events, news and more to your inbox the first Friday of every month. Thank you for being a part of the Main Street community!

The Story Behind Main Street

Main Street began when my internet search ended. When our son Nicol turned 17, we began to envision his adult future and realized that the lack of housing options for adults with disabilities is staggering. This dearth of housing options, particularly ones that are inclusive, inspired us to create a model that offers independent living and community engagement. This is Main Street.    
The idea behind Main Street is everyone is welcome and everyone is included. Main Street will offer adults with disabilities the freedom and opportunity to realize friendship, independence and meaning in a supportive, community-centered environment. 
To understand the need, look no further than the numbers. To date, Main Street is 760 members strong. For those of you reading this, hooray and thank you-- you've helped build this community! As we move forward with plans for Main Street, continuing to build membership will be crucial. We are excited to announce we can now process membership online! Please spread the word to friends, family, classmates and co-workers about joining Main Street. They can learn more at our new website, mainstreetconnect.org.

Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm as we build Main Street!

Let's Get Social! 

Main Street Connect on Facebook has the latest news on our project, links to articles on disability housing, news and policy, and info on local events. More importantly, its a forum for members to share resources, ask for advice and create community. 

Already following? Help us build our community by inviting your friends to follow Main Street. Simply go to the Main Street page and click on "Invite your friends" under community on the right hand side. 

July and August Events

Our first membership event is July 12th, 2017 at Bethesda Big Train! RSVP to the event is now closed, but if you would like to join, please purchase your own tickets to the game and join us at our table to meet other Main Street Members!  

Join us August 4th for a Main Street meet up at "Friday Night Live" in Rockville Town Center. Bring your own picnic or get food from one of the many neighborhood restaurants. Fun begins at 6pm - the rock band Dan Haas plays at 7pm. (Bring your own chairs.)

What's Your Story?

Why are you a part of Main Street? We are looking to share some of our member stories on our website and with the greater community. If you are interested in sharing your story, e-mail us
Your input matters: We have two surveys open—this data will also help us determine programming for Main Street as well as provide information with grant requests. Please forward the surveys to those who might be interested.

For Adults with Disabilities: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MainStreet2
For Family or Caregivers of Adults with Disabilites:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JBQWTF9
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