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What exactly is a Village?

A Village is a community-based nonprofit organization designed to help neighbors age in place, through a network of volunteers providing supportive services and programs designed to improve the quality of life.

Is Kemp Mill Village the only one?

Not at all! There are currently more than 200 Villages across the country and more than 50 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Who can join?

Kemp Mill Village is open to everyone living within the Village boundaries (please see map). We welcome everyone regardless of age, gender, race, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Is membership tax-deductible?

Dues paid for full memberships are not tax-deductible because members receive tangible services in exchange. However, dues paid for associate memberships, as well as all donations to the Village, are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our 501(c)3 EIN is 83-0946587.

How is Kemp Mill Village different from other organizations in our neighborhood?

Some neighborhood organizations exclusively serve people from a single faith community or house of worship. Kemp Mill Village serves everyone.

In addition, one well-respected community organization that provides rides will transport clients only to medical appointments. We provide rides anywhere—to social engagements, barbers and hairdressers, shopping centers—wherever you want to go!

How is the Village supported?

Even volunteer-based organizations need to cover costs such as computer and Internet services, background checks for volunteers, insurance, supplies, legal services and more.  Our costs are covered through a combination of membership dues, donations from individuals and institutions, and grants from Montgomery County.

Are there any social events?

A successful Book Swap earlier this year was attended by more than 100 people, and a full schedule of social events will be developed as the Village grows.  Interest Groups (book club, walking group, sewing circle, music, cards, and others) will also be offered as we grow.

Is vegetarian or Kosher food available at Village events?

Yes. As for meetings in private homes, any dietary needs or concerns should be addressed with the host/hostess or committee chair.

How can I request services?

Use this website or contact us at 1-833-KMV-20902 or

How can I help?

Volunteering and donations are always welcome! Please use the forms provided on this website.

How can I find out more?

We’re happy to answer your questions and help you get involved! Call us at 1-833-KMV-20902.