Address:9900 Washington Blvd NLaurel, MD 20723Map & Directions
Services: SOCIAL SERVICES: One-stop shop for social services that are available to Howard County residents. Call and be directed to the appropriate agency. All agencies provide full services unless otherwise noted. 1) COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL: Services include eviction prevention, first month's rent, energy assistance, a food pantry and Head Start.Mon-Thur, 11AM-7PM; Fri, 8:30AM-4:30PM.ELIGIBILITY FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013GROSS INCOME Monthly Annually1 $1,628.95 $19,547.502 $2,206.45 $26,477.503 $2,783.95 $33,407.504 $3,361.45 $40,337.505 $3,938.95 $47,267.506 $4,516.45 $54,197.50FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON, ADD $577.50; $6,930.002) DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: Provides assistance to low-income families through the TCA grant SNAP and Medical Assistance.Wed, 9:30AM-6PM; Thur, 11AM-7PM3) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:Provides services to families impacted by domestic violence: drop-in support groups and individual counselingavailable.Mon, 7-8:30PM drop-in support group; Tue, by appointment4) FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES:Provides case management services, counseling for individuals, couples and families. Also offers in-home assistance for the elderly or adults with disabilities on a sliding scale fee.Mon, Wed and Thur, 11AM-7PM5) FIRN:Foreign Born Information and Referral Network provides services to immigrants. Services include immigration counseling, interpreters, consumer counseling, adult and student literacy, job counseling and crisis counseling.Thur, Noon-7PM6) GRASSROOTS:Provides crisis intervention for families and individuals. Most services are follow-up services to families who made contact with Grassroots through the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, Mobile Crisis Team or backup counseling services for mental health agencies.Tue and Wed, 11AM-7PM7) LEGAL AID:Provides free legal services to low-income persons. Accepts cases in the area of family/domestic, housing, income maintenance (public benefits) and elder law and consumer/finance. Also provides specialized representation to vulnerable populations such as senior citizens, immigrant workers, nursing homes and assisted living residents.2nd and 4th Wed, 11AM-7PM8) WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT:Provides access to job databases for Howard County and the surrounding area. The agency assists with job searches, creating resumes and accessing the Columbia Workforce Center.Tue, 11:30AM-3:30PM9) SUPERVISED VISITATION: The center partners with the Howard County Circuit Court as the host site for the Supervised Visitation and Monitored Exchange program between parents and children living in the Howard County area. Fri, 4-7PM.10) PARENTS AS TEACHERS: Provides developmental screenings for children ages 0 to 5 and information concerning basic parenting skills, child development, and age-appropriate school readiness activities.Tue and Wed, 9AM-1PM by appointment
Hours: Individual offices days and times vary, see notes.
Eligibility: Residents of Howard County.
Address:308 Gorman AveLaurel, MD 20707Map & Directions
Services: Provides a,
Hours: Various, 7 days/week.
Eligibility: Open to anyone in need within the greater Laurel area.
Address:311 Laurel AveLaurel, MD 20707Map & Directions
Services: OVERVIEW: Provides crisis intervention services to homeless and low-income individuals and/or families who reside in the following Laurel zip codes: 20707, 20708, 20723, and 20724. - - SERVICES: - 1) EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICES: Provides advocacy, support and follow-up to individuals and families who are at risk for eviction or other housing-related crisis. Includes needs assessment and information & referral to appropriate community agencies. Must have an income (TCA/unemployment counts as income). - - 2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers limited funds to assist with eviction prevention including: short-term financial assistance to prevent evictions and utility stoppage; assistance with security deposits and first month’s rent. Provides financial assistance in 20707, 20708, 20723, 20724 area codes . Utility Assistance: Can help to apply for MEAP. - - 3) FOOD PANTRY: Food for those in need. Diapers and formula occasionally. - - 4) INFORMATION AND REFERRAL: Offers referrals to resources not provided by Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services. LARS has limited funds to assist homeless clients with obtaining ID cards and birth certificates, prescriptions and other minor health expenses, drug treatment, and mental health needs. Limited vouchers for eyeglasses, hearing aids, clothing and furniture; referrals for shelter; and a food pantry which can be utilized by clients every 30 days based on area codes 20707, 20708, 20723, 20724. Also accepts monetary donations as well as new clothing, food, toys, shoes, toiletries, coats, gloves, scarves and hats all year long. - - 5) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE: Food and gifts for families who qualify. Priority is given to families who have been served by LARS in the past year. Fills fast. Registration opens in late Oct. Also accepts monetary donations as well as new clothing, food, toys, shoes, toiletries, coats, gloves, scarves and hats. - - *NOTE: Eligibility varies by program, visit www.laureladvocacy.org/how-to-get-help for complete information.
Eligibility: Anyone in need living in the catchment 20707, 20708, 20723, 20724 area codes. Eligibility varies by program, visit www.laureladvocacy.org/how-to-get-help for complete information.
Documents To Bring: Photo ID for all adults, birth certificates for all children, social security cards for all (as applicable), and proof of Laurel residency.
Address:8818 Georgia AveSuite 216Silver Spring, MD 20910Map & Directions
Services: Offers financial assistance and referrals to Takoma Park residents. SERVICES:1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides emergency financial assistance for eviction prevention, utility cut-off, and prescriptions as funds are available.2) REFERRALS: Provides referrals for food, clothing, and housing needs.
Eligibility: Anyone in need in the service area.
Address:11002 Veirs Mill Rd 7th floorSilver Spring, MD 20902Map & Directions
Services: Provides a food pantry; financial assistance for eviction prevention, water bill turn-off, utility bill turn-off and prescriptions; and referrals to dental clinics and other agencies. SERVICES:1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provided for eviction prevention, water turn-offs, utility turn-offs, and prescriptions. Referrals to dental clinic and other agencies provided as needed. 2) FOOD PANTRY: Provides emergency food to anyone in need.
Eligibility: Anyone in need.
Address:14015 New Hampshire AveSilver Spring, MD 20904Map & Directions
Services: FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers financial assistance for eviction prevention, utility shut-off, and prescriptions. Assistance available once every 12 months per eligible client.
Eligibility: Anyone in crisis in the service area.
Address:12247 Georgia AveSilver Spring, MD 20902Map & Directions
Services: Provides an array of social service programs to Montgomery County residents.SERVICES: * Case management, crisis intervention and referral services* Resume and Job Application Assistance* Nutrition, cooking and exercise classes* Food distribution* Clothing and Shoes Shopping Day* Parent Education classes* Financial Education classes* English as a Second Language classes* Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance* Immigration Legal Services* Services for pregnant women
Hours: Evening appointments available
Eligibility: Montgomery County residents.
Address:501 Sligo AveSilver Spring, MD 20910Map & Directions
Services: Offers emergency resources for those in need, including food, clothing, financial and holiday assistance when funds are available. Also offers education and job-training programs. SERVICES: 1) EMERGENCY NEEDS: Provides clothing, food and financial assistance when funds are available.2) DONATIONS: Accepts donations of clothing and shoes. o HOLIDAY DONATIONS: Accepts clothing, food, toys, toiletries, coats, gloves and monetary donations. 3) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012: Registration required for THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS food baskets for residents of Montgomery County that have not registered with other charities. November 21st, 10AM-4PM; 22nd, 10AM-7PM and 23rd, 10AM-Noon and 2-4PM. Eligibility determined on a case-by-case basis. Clients will be put on list first. No referral needed. Clients will receive letter regarding distribution date and location. Photo ID and proof of income are required.4) EDUCATION AND JOB-TRAINING PROGRAMS: ESOL is $50 per month for six months; GED preparation is $50 per month for six months; Introduction to Computers is $50 per month for six months; MOS Certification preparation is $50 per month for six months; A+ Certification preparation is $150 per month for six months; and Network+ Certification preparation is $150 per month for six months.5) FOOD PANTRY: Available for those in need. Call to set-up an appointment or walk-in. If you are new, you must arrive by 3PM to be taken that day.
Address:4401 Nicole DrLanham, MD 20706Map & Directions
Services: Provides emergency food, clothing, financial and holiday assistance. SERVICES: 1) EMERGENCY FOOD: Pantry open Mon-Fri. Can be utilized once every 3 months. Appointment required.2) CLOTHING: Clothing available for the entire family. Can be utilized once every 3 months. Appointment required. May include personal care items. 3) CHILDREN'S/ INFANT SUPPLIES: Offers baby food, formula, diapers, and wipes, and other infant supplies. Call for availability. 4) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: When funds are available, assistance with rent/mortgage, utilities, temporary shelter, prescriptions, and burial expense. Call for appointment. 5) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2011:CLOSEDo THANKSGIVING: Food baskets provided for families with children living in the Waldorf/ White Plains area. Must call 301-645-1561 to sign up. Starting 10/19/2011.o CHRISTMAS: Connection Partner, sign up through local DSS office.o EASTER 2012: Call to sign up for baskets for children up 10, limited number closes 4/1/12.6) SCHOOL SUPPLIES 2012: Offers free school supplies/bookbags to Charles County Public School children, K-12. Call starting 7/17 to register. Must bring ID with current address and child's last report card. Distribution is 8/18. Will take names until list is full.7) DONATIONS: All items accepted, including clothing, shoes, toys, bedding, diapers, wipes, personal care items, school supplies, non-perishable food, house wares, etc. Large furniture may be accepted, donors must call office first to confirm.
Eligibility: Families with children under age 18, living in Charles County.
Address:6800 Adelphi RdHyattsville, MD 20782Map & Directions
Services: Provides referrals, counseling and financial assistance to residents living in their catchment area.SERVICES:1) INFORMATION & REFERRAL: Provides referral for emergency shelter, childcare and food assistance.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: When funds are available can provide financial assistance to prevent an eviction or utility shut-off. Can also assist in purchasing bus/metro token or assisting with medication expenses.3) PASTORAL COUNSELING: Offers pastoral counseling.4) EMPLOYMENT: Provides job counseling and referrals when needed.CUCE is an ecumenical ministry helping those in need. Eighteen area churches make up CUCE and have pooled their resources and have an executive director who works directly with people in crisis on the churches' behalf. Donations and personal contributions can be made directly or through your local church or service club.
Eligibility: Anyone in need of services.