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St Mary's County Social Services

Address:
23110 Leonard Hall Dr
Leonardtown, MD 20650

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(44 Miles Away - Go to: Leonardtown, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(240) 895-7000

Website:
http://www.dhr.state.md.us/stmarys.htm

Services:
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides emergency cash assistance (grant) to families with children. It assists with court-ordered evictions, mortgage foreclosures, utility cut-offs, water bills and burial assistance (up to $650) and may be used only once in a 24-month period. Also provides funds to those who have experienced an official disaster (hurricane, flood, fire). Children 18-21 must be enrolled full-time in school.LEXINGTON PARK OFFICE: 21775 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653.

Hours:
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month until 7PM.

Eligibility:
Families in housing crisis situations.

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-- Lord Alfred Tennyson

Williamsburg Aids Network

Address:
479 McLaws Cir # 2
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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(47 Miles Away - Go to: Williamsburg, VA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(757) 220-4606

Website:
http://www.williamsburgaidsnetwork.org

Services:
The Williamsburg AIDS Network was founded in 1990 as a grassroots, volunteer organization to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and to provide services to those infected with HIV in the Greater Williamsburg area. The organization was incorporated and received its 501(C)3 nonprofit status in 1994. Services were provided solely by volunteers until 1996 when the first client services coordinator was hired with funds from Ryan White Title II.  WAN now offers an array of testing and counseling, education, and client services programs.  They remain commited to developing awareness, focusiprevention and HIV counseling and testing programs. ng resources, and educating the community on HIV/AIDS, and offering services to those living with HIV/AIDS.  There is no charge to clientelle for any programs or services.  

The Williamsburg AIDS Network provides case management services to individuals infected with HIV/AIDS. Services include medical care coordination, assistance in accessing medications, dental care, transportation, and housing, advocacy and assistance in applying for disability, food stamps, Medicaid, etc. Medicaid AIDS Waiver case management is provided and they also offer housing assistance under Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS. In 2006, 26 individuals received client services. The HIV prevention education program offers programs on HIV/AIDS 101, prevention skills building, developing healthy relationships, parent-child communication, and sexually transmitted infections. Programs are age appropriate and tailored to meet the needs of the group. WAN regularly offers single-session and multiple-session HIV prevention programs designated by the Centers for Disease Control as Effective Interventions. WAN provides education programs in the local schools, at Colonial Services Board, Avalon Shelter for Domestic Violence, the Merrimac Juvenile Detention Facility, the Salvation Army Transitional Shelter, Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, and at local health fairs. Over 1,000 individuals participate in their education programs each year. WAN provides free, anonymous HIV counseling and testing at the WAN office and at various community sites. WAN uses Home Access HIV test kits for testing purposes. Individuals receive their test results from Home Access within seven - 10 days of testing. People seeking HIV testing are asked to call the WAN office to schedule an appointment. Over 120 people receive HIV counseling and testing through WAN on an annual basis.

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Charles County Department of Community Services

Address:
8190 Port Tobacco Rd
Port Tobacco, MD 20677

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(48 Miles Away - Go to: Port Tobacco, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(301) 934-9305

Website:
http://www.charlescounty.org

Services:
Administers government funded social programs.SERVICES: 1) AGING DIVISION: See separate listing for Senior Information and Assistance, Charles County. 2) CHILD CARE SERVICES: Offered at the CCDCS building. Children ages 0-5 can stay all day. During school months, a before and after school program for children ages 6-12 is offered at all 21 county elementary schools and at the CCDCS building 3) HOUSING SERVICES: Administers the following housing assistance programs: o Housing Choice Voucher Program: Helps low-income families, elderly, and handicapped persons afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing. The housing voucher represents the difference between an average monthly rent for a particular area and at least 30% of a family's monthly income. o Rental Allowance Program (RAP): See separate listing: Rental Allowance Program, Charles County. o Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program (MHRP): Provides loans to low and moderate income families to rehabilitate their dwelling units. o Indoor Plumbing Program (IPP): Designed to provide low-interest, no-interest, or deferred loans for wells, conventional septic or other on-site sewerage systems, indoor pipes and equipment and connections to community water and sewage systems. To be eligible, properties must have no indoor plumbing or have an existing system which is failing but structurally sound. 4) TRANSPORTATION SERVICES-VAN GO: o Provides residents with general purpose transportation on a wheel chair lift equipped vehicle e.g. to shopping and medical centers, human service agencies, senior citizen activities, community centers, and College of Southern Maryland. o Provides complementary ADA para-transit services.o Provides specialized services to persons aged 60 and older, physically handicapped or not Medicaid-eligible. o Provides general and para-transit transportation to College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus.

Hours:
Child Care Services, 6AM-6PM.

Eligibility:
Open to any resident of Charles County.

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Zion United Methodist Church

Address:
21291 Three Notch Rd
Route 235 South
Lexington Park, MD 20653

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(50 Miles Away - Go to: Lexington Park, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(301) 863-5161

Website:
http://zionumclp.org/index2.html

Services:
Provides a food pantry and financial assistance to those in need. SERVICES: 1) FOOD PANTRY: Offers a food pantry Thurs, 6-7PM. Must bring a picture ID proof of need and proof of income.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, water bills, and prescriptions.Must bring a picture ID proof of need and proof of income.

Eligibility:
Open to anyone in crisis, including persons who are unemployed or on public assistance.

The Housing Authority of St. Mary's County

Address:
21155 Lexwood Dr C
Suite C
Lexington Park, MD 20653

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(50 Miles Away - Go to: Lexington Park, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(301) 866-6590

Website:
http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/housing/index.asp

Services:
Provides several housing repair, loan and subsidizing programs.SERVICES:1) ESSENTIAL HOME REPAIR PROGRAM: Provides low-interest loans to homeowners to make essential home repairs on their property; i.e. repairs needed to bring property up to code. Participants must be income eligible. Application fees apply. 301-866-6590 EX 1433. 2) MARYLAND SPECIAL LOANS PROGRAM/HELP: Provides low-interest loans to homeowners and owners of rental property to repair properties. Interest rates are set according to income. HELP Program provides low-interest loans to enable homeowners to make repairs related to energy conservation (e.g. furnace repair or replacement). Application fees apply. 301-866-6590 EX 1433. 3) PATUXENT WOODS PUBLIC HOUSING: Rents town houses to low-income families . Rental fees are based on household income. Owns and manages 52, 3-bedroom town houses. Call 301-866-6590, ext. 1400 for more information. 4) RENTAL ALLOWANCE (RAP): Rental Allowance Program is designed to assist very low income persons who have critical housing needs. Twelve month rental assistance. Subsidy is based on family size. Call 301-866-6590 EX1400.MARYLAND RENTAL ALLOWANCEPROGRAM INCOME LIMITS, 2010:1-person is$ 18,450 2-persons is $21,100 3-persons is $23,750 4-persons is $26,350 5-persons is $28,500 6-persons is $20,600 7-persons is $32,700 8-persons is $34,800 5) HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM (Section 8): Provides rental subsidies to families and elderly/disabled individuals who meet Federal income requirements. Issues vouchers which enable eligible persons to locate housing of their choice. Landlords must agree to accept payment from program and keep property up to code. Wait time is 3+ years. FEDERAL INCOME LIMITS:1-person is $44,800 2-persons is $51,200 3-persons is $57,600; 4-persons is $64,000; 5-persons is $69,100 and 6-persons is $74,2506) HOMEOWNERSHIP RESCOURCES: Administers various homeownership programs, GatewaysCondominiums for sale or rent with option to purchase HFL holes mortgages to purchase 3- bedrooms townhouses on site, manage scattered -site homes for sale or rent provides information and limited programs that assist with purchase, down payment and closing cost. 7) FAIR HOUSING ADVOCACY: Offers information on and advocates compliance with Federal and State Fair Housing laws. Provides brochures, posters, newsletters and other handouts which advocate Fair Housing awareness. 8) HOME OWNERSHIP COUNSELING: Offers continuous free classes that assist individuals/families with preparation for homeownership. Topics include, but are not limited to, anticipated costs, increasing your borrowing power, loan types, community resources for homeownership and money management. Call 301-866-6590, EX. 1433 for more information. 9) SETTLEMENT EXPENSE LOAN PROGRAM: Provides limited fund for loans to assist income eligible families or individuals pay settlement cost. . loans may very and forgiveness may apply. For more information call 301-866-6590 EX 1433.

Eligibility:
Any individuals or families in need.

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HOPE of Southern Maryland

Address:
1239
Lexington Park, MD 20653

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(50 Miles Away - Go to: Lexington Park, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(301) 737-2870

Website:
http://www.hopesomd.org/

Services:
Offers financial assistance, a food pantry and holiday programs. SERVICES:1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For utility turn-offs, rent, evictions, prescriptions, and other emergency needs to be determined on a case-by-case basis. 2) FOOD PANTRY: Open Mon-Thurs, 9AM-11:45PM. Pantry may be used every 30 days. must have a picture ID with proof of current residency.3) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012: TBA o THANKSGIVING: Food baskets are given to anyone in need. Eligibility determined on a case-by-case basis. Call 301-737-8860 to sign up. Oct, 25th, Mon-Nov, 10th, Wed, 12:30-2:30PM. Baskets are delivered, TBA Nov, from 9AM-12PM. 4) DONOR: Monetary gifts, food items, and new toiletries are needed to help meet the needs of our clients.

Eligibility:
Open to any resident.

LifeStyles of Maryland, Inc.: Services for Life

Address:
101 Catalpa Dr #103
La Plata, MD 20646

Map & Directions

(50 Miles Away - Go to: La Plata, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(301) 609-9900

Website:
http://www.lifestylesofmd.org

Services:
Provides temporary, emergency shelter, health education, and financial and supportive assistance to individuals and families in Charles County.SERVICES:1) SAFE NIGHTS: Temporary shelter from November 1st - April 1st. Free to participants, includes transportation, housing and food.2) SUBSIDIES TO FAMILIES: Emergency assistance with utilities, prescriptions and housing.3) YOUTH PROGRAMS: After-school enrichment programs, leadership development training, mentoring and crisis intervention, student service-learning opportunities.4) ELDERLY CARE SERVICES: Provides information and assistance to the elderly, educational seminars for long term and chronic care facilities, financial management/assistance with bill paying, transportation to local venues.5) HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: Cancer prevention, outreach and education, HIV/AIDS support services.6) FAMILY ENRICHMENT: Relationship sessions, anger management, care-giving sessions, employment/career development, advocacy and coordination of care.7) TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: Call to schedule an appointment 1/31-4/15. Call 301-609-9900. Appointments available Mon-Fri, 10AM-4:30PM; Sat, 8AM-2PM.DONATION NEEDS: Clothing, household goods, and non-perishable food items. Monetary donations.

Hours:
Fri 9:30AM-5PM for shelter intakes and donations only

Eligibility:
Charles County residents.

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-- Willie Nelson

Washington Post

Address:
100 Oak Ave
La Plata, MD 20646

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(50 Miles Away - Go to: La Plata, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 535-4606

Website:
http://www.friendsofccseniors.googlepages.com

Services:
FINANCIAL,

Eligibility:
Low-income persons, 60 and older.

Charles County Department of Social Services

Address:
200 Kent Ave
La Plata, MD 20646

Map & Directions

(50 Miles Away - Go to: La Plata, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(301) 392-6400

Website:
http://www.dhr.state.md.us/charles.htm

Services:
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides emergency cash assistance to families experiencing a housing (eviction or foreclosure) or utility emergency, including water bills. Children 18-21 must be enrolled full-time in school.

Eligibility:
Low-income individuals and families with dependent children.

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