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Charles County Department of Community Services

Address:
8190 Port Tobacco Rd
Port Tobacco, MD 20677

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(35 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.

The real challenge (in life) is to choose, hold, and operate through intelligent, uplifting, and fully empowering beliefs.

-- Michael Sky

St Mary's County Social Services

Address:
23110 Leonard Hall Dr
Leonardtown, MD 20650

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(35 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.

LifeStyles of Maryland, Inc.: Services for Life

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

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(37 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.

God's delays are not God's denials.

-- Robert Schuller

Washington Post

Address:
100 Oak Ave
La Plata, MD 20646

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(37 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

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(37 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.

It is overdoing the thing to die for love.

-- French Proverb

Zion United Methodist Church

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

Map & Directions

(43 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.

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The Housing Authority of St. Mary's County

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

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(43 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.

There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor. [Ecclesiastes 2:24].

-- Bible

HOPE of Southern Maryland

Address:
1239
Lexington Park, MD 20653

Map & Directions

(43 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.

Human Resources Department

Address:
200 Duke St
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Map & Directions

(48 Miles Away - Go to: Prince Frederick, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 535-1010

Website:
http://www.smtccac.org

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.

Eligibility:
Low-income.

The impossible is often the untried.

-- Jim Goodwin

Housing Authority of Calvert County

Address:
480 Main St
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Map & Directions

(48 Miles Away - Go to: Prince Frederick, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 535-5010

Website:
http://www.calverthousing.org/

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.

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