Maryland Salon Hosts a Mother's Day of Pampering for Homeless Moms

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Progressions Salon treats the women of Greentree Shelter to a day of beautification and validation.

The Magificent Moms of Greentree Shelter

As homeless moms, our residents are in constant fear of losing their children, which brings them an unshakable sense of sadness.

Mother’s Day came early for moms at the Greentree Shelter, a program of the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF). Progressions salon-spa-store gave the moms a new look, and a new lease, in life.

For nearly a century, NCCF has strengthened vulnerable children and families in the National Capital Region. The organization helps create supportive communities through residential programs serving homeless families, victims of domestic violence, and vulnerable adolescents. Other programs include treatment foster care, social services for family reunification, parenting education, and transitional housing to promote independent living and family stabilization.

Experts in the art of pampering, Progressions, a community-minded small business in Rockville, reached out to the moms in honor of Mother’s Day, hosting a day of beauty and empowerment at the salon, from crown to cuticle.

Progressions’ Linda Gottlieb, the synergist behind the NCCF event and other community initiatives, observed, “We treated the moms like princesses for the day. The hair, nail, and makeup services they received resulted in complete transformations. The effect it had on their demeanors was remarkable.”

Heidi Webb, who coordinates fundraising and public policy at NCCF, agreed. “Upon returning to the shelter, one of the moms, who barely made eye contact in the past, looked at me with confidence. As homeless moms, our residents are in constant fear of losing their children, which brings them an unshakable sense of sadness. By honoring them in such a special way, Progressions let them know that they did not fail, and validated their accomplishments as mothers and as women.”

To learn about NCCF’s programs and community-based services, visit:

About Progressions
Established in 1984, the story of Progressions is exactly that. Together with her team, founder Cindy Feldman created a progressive space where personal growth of guest and service provider, go hand in hand. Today, Progressions has evolved into a 9,000-square-foot retreat where excellence in service and in education is everything to our team. One of the leading salons in the Washington area for more than 27 years, Progressions has built its reputation on an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. To learn more, visit:

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Meghan McQuade Boyle