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The Bowie Interfaith Pantry and Emergency Aid Fund

Address:
2614 Kenhill Dr Suite 134
Bowie, MD 20715

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(1 Mile Away )

Telephone:
(301) 262-6765

Website:
http://www.bowiefoodpantry.org/contact_us

Services:
Provides food to all Prince George's County Residents who qualify Financial assistance for the residents of the City of Bowie.SERVICES:1) FOOD PANTRY: Gives out non-perishable food items to Prince George's County residents who meet income guidelines. Application form and documents required.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial assistance is available to City of Bowie Residents. Priority given to seniors, disabled or families with children. Assistance is one time only in an emergency situation. Available for utilities, mortgage, rent, and water bill assistance.

Eligibility:
Eligibility is based on federal low-income guidelines. Financial assistance available only to Bowie residents who meet the qualifications.

Success is a progressive realization of worthwhile, predetermined personal goals.

-- Paul J Meyer

Maryland Community Connection

Address:
4401 Nicole Dr
Lanham, MD 20706

Map & Directions

(6 Miles Away - Go to: Lanham, MD Financial Assistance)

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.

Maryland Legal Aid - Metropolitan Maryland Office

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

Map & Directions

(10 Miles Away - Go to: Landover, MD Financial Assistance)

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.

We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: The last of the human freedoms-to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

-- Victor Frankl

Prince George County Department of Social Services

Address:
425 Brightseat Rd
Landover, MD 20785

Map & Directions

(10 Miles Away - Go to: Landover, MD Financial Assistance)

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.

Prince George's County Housing

Address:
9200 Basil Ct
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Map & Directions

(11 Miles Away - Go to: Upper Marlboro, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(301) 883-5501

Website:
http://www.co.pg.md.us

Services:
Provides housing options to those who qualify.SERVICES:1) PUBLIC HOUSING FOR SENIORS/DISABLED: For persons ages 62 and older and single adults with medically certifiable disabilities which prevent them from sustaining gainful employment. 301-883-5489. 2) DOWNPAYMENT AND CLOSING COST ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:Provides downpayment and closing cost assistance to eligible home buyers. 301-883-5570.3) RENTAL ASSISTANCE (SECTION 8): Issues certificates to low- income families which enable them to locate housing of their choice. Program is not accepting any new applications. 301-883-5572.FEDERAL INCOME LIMITS: 1 person: $49,200 5 persons $75,9002 persons: $56,200 6 persons $81,500 3 persons: $63,250 7 persons $87,150 4 persons: $70,250 8 persons $92,7504) SINGLE AND MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAMS: Provides a variety of housing rehabilitation loan programs for single family homeowners and owners of multiple dwelling properties, which are rented to low-income tenants. 301-883-5570. * Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program Recipient. Reinvested funds into existing programs.

Eligibility:
Income guidelines. See notes.

In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.

-- Ruth Ross

Congregations United

Address:
6800 Adelphi Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20782

Map & Directions

(11 Miles Away - Go to: Hyattsville, MD Financial Assistance)

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.

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Community Outreach & Development CDC

Address:
4715 Marlboro Pike
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Map & Directions

(12 Miles Away - Go to: Capitol Heights, MD Financial Assistance)

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.

To each man is reserved a work which he alone can do.

-- Susan Blow

United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. (UCAP)

Address:
1400 Doewood Ln
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Map & Directions

(12 Miles Away - Go to: Capitol Heights, MD Financial Assistance)

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.

Howard County Govt

Address:
9900 Washington Blvd N
Laurel, MD 20723

Map & Directions

(12 Miles Away - Go to: Laurel, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 880-5917

Website:
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/

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.

I find it unusual that it is more socially acceptable to complain about what you have than it is to ask for what you want.

-- Phil Lout

Elizabeth House

Address:
308 Gorman Ave
Laurel, MD 20707

Map & Directions

(12 Miles Away - Go to: Laurel, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(301) 776-9296

Website:
http://www.fishoflaurel.org/

Services:
Provides a,

Hours:
Various, 7 days/week.

Eligibility:
Open to anyone in need within the greater Laurel area.

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