Address:101 Catalpa Dr #103La Plata, MD 20646Map & Directions
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.
Address:100 Oak AveLa Plata, MD 20646Map & Directions
Eligibility: Low-income persons, 60 and older.
Address:200 Kent AveLa Plata, MD 20646Map & Directions
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.
Address:8190 Port Tobacco RdPort Tobacco, MD 20677Map & Directions
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.
Address:6810 Floral Park RdBrandywine, MD 20613Map & Directions
Services: Provides an emergency food pantry; financial assistance; pastoral, domestic violence & sexual abuse counseling; Narcotics Anonymous meetings; and a children's mentoring program.SERVICES:1) EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY: Provides a 2-3-day supply of food for those in need.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
Eligibility: Anyone in need.
Address:200 Duke StPrince Frederick, MD 20678Map & Directions
Services: Provides assistance with an array of social service programs.SERVICES: 1) ELIGIBILITY FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits, July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013: FAMILY SIZE GROSS MONTHLY INCOME MAXIMUM YEARLY 1 $1,628.95 $19,547.50 2 $2,206.45 $26,477.50 3 $2,783.95 $33,407.50 4 $3,361.45 $40,337.50 5 $3,938.95 $47, 267.50 6 $4,516.45 $54,197.50 Each additional person, add $577.50 $ 6,930APPLICATION: Must submit a copy of photo identity, proof of residence, copies of Social Security cards for all household members (including children), proof of household's total gross income for 30 days prior to application date (from all sources), name of home energy supplier and account number, a copy of the most recent utility bill and a copy of the lease (if renting).o OFFICE OF HOME ENERGY PROGRAMS: Provides MEAP and EUSP grants to eligible families, renters, roomers, boarders and homeowners toward the cost of heating in the winter and electricity year round. Grant is based on the type of fuel used, household size, household income and annual consumption. o EUSP (Electrical Universal Service Program): Assists with electric utility bill payment. Client is required to have bill in his/her own name and be on a monthly budget billing plan. Some funds are available for a one time only benefit for past due bill payments.o FURNACES: Limited funds are available for clients to be referred to the weatherization office for furnace repair, replacement, and/or other weatherization procedures.2) TRI-COUNTY FUEL FUND: Assists with fuel bills after client has exhausted other resources, such as MEAP. Client is asked to pay a percentage of the total bill. Client must meet income eligibility requirements. Program runs January-May.3) WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provides energy conservation education, And freeinsulation of engery conserving devices& inprovements to low-income households to reduce energy costs.4) THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TEFAP): Receives government surplus food commodities and distributes them to local pantries.5) RENT/MORTGAGE/SHELTER ASSISTANCE: Provides limited financial assistance to prevent evictions,&homelesnessor to pay for a few nights at a motel, if homeless.6) INFORMATION AND REFERRAL: Provides information and referral for community services in the tri-county area.7) HEAD START: Encourages and promotes positive family and child development by preparing families of pre-school children for success in school, work, and the community. Components of the program include parent involvement, social services, health care and education. Call for locations.8) SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM: Matches low-income seniors with homebound persons to assist with daily living, simple chores, transportation to medical appointments and relief to live-in caretakers for short periods of time. Senior companions must be55 or older, meet income requirements and be willing to serve 20 hours per week. Senior companions receive a stipend and reimbursement for mileage.9) RENTAL MANAGEMENT: Provides rental management services to some low-income rental developments.10) HOMEBUYERS WORKSHOP: Provides a foreclosure prevention counseling &community-based educational program that enables low-income families to become homeowners. Housing counselors review credit reports, provide credit counseling, and help clients upgrade credit status.11) HOUSING PRESERVATION: Assists clients in obtaining loans and grants for home repairs and new construction.
Address:480 Main StPrince Frederick, MD 20678Map & Directions
Services: RENTAL ALLOWANCE PROGRAM: Provides a rental subsidy to eligible participants(when funds are available) for up to twelve months. The program is designed to give rental assistance to low- to moderate-income participantsin a crisis or transition. Program assists participants in obtaining a stable housing situation.Maryland Rental Allowance Program Income Limits, 2010: Family size and gross monthly income: 1 person $21,750 2 persons $24,850 3persons$27,9504persons $31,050 5persons $33,550 6persons$36,050 7persons$38,550 8persons$41,000
Eligibility: Must be Calvert County resident of low- to moderate-income.
Services: FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Assistance will be considered for families with children under the age of 21 with the following needs or situations: court-ordered eviction, foreclosure, utility cut-off, burial assistance- funeral expenses of deceased recipients, must have been receiving Foster Care, TCA,TDAP, or SSI. This program does not cover funds for security deposit or first month's rent.An EAFC may also considered for those who have experienced an official disaster, e.g. hurricane, flood, or fire.
Eligibility: Low-income families with children. Children Families Females Males
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Address:23110 Leonard Hall DrLeonardtown, MD 20650Map & Directions
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.
Address:2331 Mill RdAlexandria, VA 22314Map & Directions
Services: OVERVIEW: Provides female veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness with housing and emergency financial needs. Women only - - SERVICES: - 1) TRANSITIONAL HOUSING: Offers the Housing Outreach Mentorship Encouragement (H.O.M.E) program which provides transitional housing and housing subsidy assistance to homeless female Veterans and their children. The program focuses on integrating Veterans back into their local communities and providing vast, safe residential areas to choose from. - - ELIGIBILITY: - - Must have an honorable or general discharge; verified by DD-214. Discharges beyond general will be looked at on a case by case basis. - Requires completion of initial service obligation (ISO), unless medically discharged. - - Must be able to provide proof of homelessness. - - 2) INTEREST-FREE LOAN: Offers the Savings Assessment and Financial Education (S.A.F.E) program which may provide assistance with rent, deposits, and utility assistance when funds are available to all female Veterans and U.S. military reserve component service members via an interest free loan. MUST apply on the website. - - ELIGIBILITY - - Proof of Veteran status or current U.S. Military Reserve/Guard component service. Requires completion of initial service obligation (ISO), unless medically discharged. - - Copies of the bills that you are having difficulty paying. - - Military I.D. (if Reserve or Guard) - - Proof of income - - Also, visit www.ebenefits.va.gov to ensure that all benefits are being received.
Eligibility: Female veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. See notes for specific eligibilty.
Documents To Bring: See notes. Call for more information.