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Maryland Community Connection

Address:
4401 Nicole Dr
Lanham, MD 20706

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(3 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.


Maryland Legal Aid - Metropolitan Maryland Office

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

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(5 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.


Prince George County Department of Social Services

Address:
425 Brightseat Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20785

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(5 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.


Congregations United

Address:
6800 Adelphi Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20782

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(5 Miles 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.


You can lay down and die, or you can get up and fight, but that's it -- there's no turning back.

-- Jon English

Ministries United Silver Spgs

Address:
8818 Georgia Ave
Suite 216
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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(8 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 495-4699

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.


Mid-County United Ministries (MUM)

Address:
11002 Veirs Mill Rd 7th floor
Silver Spring, MD 20902

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(8 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 929-8675

Website:
http://mumhelp.org

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.


Eastern Montgomery Emergency Assistance Network EMEAN

Address:
14015 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Map & Directions

(8 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 879-2688

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.


Catholic Charities Center

Address:
12247 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Map & Directions

(8 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 942-1790

Website:
http://www.catholiccharitiesdc.org

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.


Sometimes only a change of viewpoint is needed to convert a tiresome duty into an interesting opportunity.

-- Alberta Flanders

Adventist Comm Services-Washington

Address:
501 Sligo Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Map & Directions

(8 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 585-6556

Website:
http://www.acsgw.org

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.

Eligibility:
Anyone in need.


The Bowie Interfaith Pantry and Emergency Aid Fund

Address:
2614 Kenhill Dr Suite 134
Bowie, MD 20715

Map & Directions

(8 Miles 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.


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