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Bethesda Cares, a nonprofit that provides services to the homeless, is a 2012 recipient of a Hero award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

NAMI names the Heroes Awards annually to those who have made a difference in the lives of individuals touched by mental illness. Bethesda Cares has been named the 2012 Outstanding Service Organization, and Bethesda Cares Outreach Worker, John Mendez is this year’s Dr. Wayne Fenton Memorial Awardee.

Since 1988, Bethesda Cares has served the homeless and working poor in the Washington, D.C. metro, providing a wide range of critical services to those in need, including lunch six days a week and dinner on Sunday; an outreach social worker; utility and eviction prevention program; a shower program; a clothing closet, and more.