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Congregations United

Address:
6800 Adelphi Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20782

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(301) 277-8877

Website:
http://www.congregationsunited.org/

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.


Maryland Legal Aid - Metropolitan Maryland Office

Address:
8401 Corporate Dr #200
Calvert Building
Hyattsville, MD 20785

Map & Directions

(2 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 560-2100

Website:
http://www.mdlab.org

Services:
LEGAL: Provides assistance with civil (non-criminal) legal problems. Categories can include:o Family and domestico CINAo Housing problemso Public benefitso Consumer problemso Institutional problemsHelps disadvantaged elderly with problems concerning:o Social Securityo SSIo TDAP o Medicare benefitso Landlord/tenant issueso Utility turn-offso Employment issueso Nursing home problemso Will also provide mortgage foreclosure counseling and representation.

Hours:
Non-domestic cases: Mon, Tues, Thurs, 2-4PM. Domestic cases: Wed, 2-4PM. Spanish cases: Tue & Thur, 2-4PM. Senior hotline: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 9:30AM-3PM; Thur, 9:30AM-1PM & 6-8PM.

Eligibility:
Low- income residents.


Fall down seven times, stand up eight.

-- Japanese Proverb

Prince George County Department of Social Services

Address:
425 Brightseat Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20785

Map & Directions

(2 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 909-6330

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

Services:
Helps families become independent of welfare support through work, personal responsibility, and community involvement FIP has a 5-year lifetime limit for benefits Clients are required to participate in work activities for a minimum of 25 hours per week, in exchange for temporary cash assistance, child care, training and emergency assistance.SERVICES:1) EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN (EAFC): Provides emergency cash assistance to families with children It assists with court-ordered evictions, foreclosures, utility cut-offs, security deposits (must be homeless of have been evicted for the last 60 days), and burial assistance (up to $650) and may be used only once in a 24-month period Also available are funds for those who have experienced an official disaster (hurricane, flood or fire). 2) WELFARE AVOIDANCE GRANTS (WAG): Client, at caseworker's suggestion, can receive 3-12 months of cash assistance to avoid need for TCA.3) TEMPORARY CASH ASSISTANCE (TCA): Effective 14 days after application No increase in benefits for birth of another child. Child Specific Benefit will be provided through a 3rd party payee to purchase items for child's needs. NOTE REGARDING SANCTIONS: Non-compliance with program requirements can result in loss of entire cash benefit Cash can be restored upon compliance The family does retain Food Stamps and Medical Assistance during this time.4) WORK ACTIVITIES: Includes job search, unsubsidized or subsidized employment, work experience, on-the-job training and/or community service Education activity for adults must be approved; required for minors with infants Exemption from work activities: adult of child under 1 year of age; teen mother with child less than 12 weeks; severely disabled adult or child (SSI application required).OFFICE LOCATIONS:1) TEMPLE HILLS OFFICE: 4235 28th Avenue, Temple Hills, MD. 20748, 301-316-7700.2) LANDOVER OFFICE: 425 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD 20785. 301-909-6330. (Additional office on Brightseat Rd.)3) BELCREST ROAD OFFICE: 6505 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD 20783, 301-209-5000.

Eligibility:
Families with a minor child and pregnant women are eligible. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant who resides in Maryland, has applied for Child Support Services and participates in work activity.


Maryland Community Connection

Address:
4401 Nicole Dr
Lanham, MD 20706

Map & Directions

(4 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 645-1561

Website:
http://www.childrens-aid-society.org

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.


An adventure is only an inconvenience, rightly considered.

-- G.k Chesterton

Community Outreach & Development CDC

Address:
4715 Marlboro Pike
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Map & Directions

(5 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 735-0121

Website:
https://www.communityoutreachcdc.org/

Services:
Offers financial assistance, a food pantry, clothing closet, computer lab and advocacy and referral services.,

Hours:
Health Services Tue only.

Eligibility:
The food pantry is available to individuals once every 30 days.


United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. (UCAP)

Address:
1400 Doewood Ln
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Map & Directions

(5 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 322-5700

Website:
http://www.ucappgc.org

Services:
*Crisis Intervention Fund Recipient - - OVERVIEW: Provides Housing Counseling, Financial Services, Food Pantry assistance, First-time Home Buyers Program, Seniors Program and Neighborhood Development (Rehab Homes). - - SERVICES: - 1) HOUSING SERVICES: Counsels applicants on budgeting and money management. Will also intervene with creditors to help applicants restructure their monthly debt repayment. Assists with first month's rent and emergency delinquent rental and mortgage assistance. - - 2) EMERGENCY SERVICES: Provides a 1 time per year emergency rent grant of up to $1000 to those facing a court-ordered eviction (will not assist with subsidized housing). Individuals must provide information in regards to a hardship and proof that their income will be able to sustain them after assistance. Also provides up to 3 days of emergency food, every 90 days to individuals and families, and refers applicants to the Housing Services counseling programs for training in budgeting and debt restructuring. - - 3) COMMUNITY ADVOCACY: Lobbies for legislation to improve services to the poor and remove barriers of economically-based discrimination. Also supports community initiatives that enhance living conditions in the County. - - 4) FOOD PANTRY: Provides non-perishable food items and occasionally offers perishable food. Appointment required. - - 5) SENIOR PROGRAM: Provides activities for seniors. - - 6) FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS PROGRAM: Provides home ownership education for first time home buyers. - - 7) NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT: Assists in stabilizing communities that suffer from foreclosures, abandonment and vacant homes. Provides green, affordable, healthy energy-efficient homes for low-to-moderate income homeowners. - - 8) SHEPHERD'S COVE EMERGENCY SHELTER: Provides Emergency Shelter for women and children in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The 100–bed emergency facility is a clean, safe and supportive environment operated by caring professionals. Individuals interested in gaining admittance in the shelter must contact the Prince George's County Homeless Hotline at 1-888-731-0999. Shelter residents will be eligible for three balanced and nutritious meals every day, free fully–equipped day care (for children 6 weeks – 5 years old), after–school program (for children 5 – 12 year old), permanent & transitional housing assistance, education & employment services, transportation assistance, assistance with medical needs and substance abuse support.

Eligibility:
Eligibility requirements for specific programs vary based on funding. Emergency Services are extremely limited and only open to individuals who are currently employed, clients must call for complete eligibility requirements.

Documents To Bring:
See notes. Call for more information.


Angels have very nasty tempers. Especially when theyre feeling righteous.

-- Clive Barker

Gelfand Richard L MD

Address:
2021 K St NW
Suite 750 South
Washington, DC 20006

Map & Directions

(6 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(202) 296-5363

Website:
http://www.msandyou.org

Services:
Offers MS related information networks, classes, couseling, finacial assistance, and advocacy. SERVICES: 1) INFORMATION NETWORK: Provides a lending library stocked with MS-related books and audio and video tapes. Offers quarterly newsletter and educational brochures and programs on medical, social, and psychological aspects of MS. 2) COUNSELING & SUPPORT: Counselors are available to assess clients needs for support and services. Short-term counseling provided. Other services include peer-led self-help support groups, telephone reassurance, referrals to health and human services, respite care, medical equipment loan closet discount program for new equipment purchases and cab vouchers for medical appointments and MS-related activities. 3) OPERATION JOB MATCH: Offers job preparation and readiness programs. 4) RECREATION PROGRAM: Offers yoga and strengthening programs. 5) ADVOCACY: Advocates on behalf of the client on a variety of issues in regards to policies, procedures and governmental laws. 6) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers financial assistance for rent, utilities, DEM, physical therapy, transport, respite care.

Eligibility:
MS clients, their families and anyone interested in information.


Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

Address:
1725 Rhode Island Ave NW
NW
Washington, DC 20036

Map & Directions

(6 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(202) 347-3215

Website:
http://www.stmatthewscathedral.org

Services:
Brings the Eucharist to homebound parishioners Assesses homebound and elderly to determine their need for assistance with taxes, vouchers, etc. Home visits: Farragot Circle

Hours:
(Rectory) 9:00 am - 8:30 pm, Monday - Friday; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday

Eligibility:
Elderly or disabled, St Matthew parishioners ONLY


South Wa Collaborative

Address:
1501 Half St SW # 31
SW
Washington, DC 20024

Map & Directions

(6 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(202) 488-7997

Website:
http://www.swwrfsc.org

Services:
Provides comprehensive services to families with children, including family support, parenting skills training, counseling, emergency assistance and domestic violence workshops Provides additional resources and information, and referrals services to programs under the Fatherhood Initiative.

Hours:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Eligibility:
Families residing in target area


Pepco

Address:
8300 Old Marlboro Pike
NW
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Map & Directions

(6 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(202) 833-7500

Website:
http://www.pepco.com

Services:
Provides electric power to the DC area. Home visits: Congress Heights

Hours:
8:30 am - 5:15 pm, Monday - Friday; Open 24 hours (Outages Hotline)


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