911: Call to receive emergency help from police, fire or ambulance.
(301) 352-1200: Non-emergency Response or Public Safety Information.
211: Provides emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on a variety of matters, including health, food, disaster, human trafficking, housing and utilities.
311: Government Services
Trevor Hotline for LGBT youth: (866) 488-7386
Suicide Prevention: (800) 422-0009
Suicide Prevention: (301) 864-7130
Psychiatric Services: (301) 322-2606
Homeless and seeking Shelter: (301) 864-7140
MD Youth Crisis: (800) 422-0009
Domestic Violence: (301) 731-1203
Planned Parenthood: (301) 608-3448
Walker Mill Health Center: (301) 324-1500
University of Maryland Counseling: (301) 314-7651
Prince George’s County Homeless Hotline
Emergency shelters are places for people to live temporarily in Prince George’s County. All referrals to shelters must be made through the county’s Homeless Hotline.
(888) 731-0999 or (301) 864-7095
Prince George’s County Crisis Services
A mental health first responder for those individuals or groups experiencing a mental health crisis. Emergency psychological assessment, intervention for individuals, family and community crisis events.
Although it typically assists persons with mental health, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse issues, it also helps individuals and families or communities overwhelmed in a situational crisis; such as a victim of crime, hostage situation, witness to violence.
Hotline: (301) 429-2185
Foster Care Family Mobile Crisis Response Team: Prince George’s County
Crisis Response System services available 24/7! A team of licensed counselors that can come to the home to de-escalate situations involving foster families.
Hotline: (301) 429-2185
Substance Abuse Support:
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a long-standing self-help organization for people who want to stop drinking or using other drugs. AA uses a 12-step program based on a spiritual connection to a higher power (such as God) to help people overcome their addictions. Although the program’s success has not been validated by scientific study, it has helped many people.
Meetings are available in most communities at various times. Meetings can be “open” (for the person and his or her family) or “closed” (for the person only). Special groups for women, teens, and gay people are available in some areas. Phone numbers for local offices are listed in local area phone books.
Prince George’s Alcoholics Anonymous
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault:
The Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center at Prince George’s County Hospital
Services include: crisis intervention, crisis and follow-up counseling, safety planning, danger assessment, referral services, and victim advocacy. DV/SAC also trains medical staff to ensure a caring and efficient domestic violence response. DV/SAC operates 24/7 and offers free services.
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, MD 20785
Hotline: (301) 618-3154
Provides comprehensive services to the victims of intimate partner violence and their children.
(240) 450-3270 x 108
Food and Clothing:
Salvation Army of Prince George’s County
Provides emergency assistance for food, rent, utility bills, clothes, furniture and transportation.
4825 Edmonston Road
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development, Inc. (SEED)
Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development, Inc. (SEED) is a health and human services agency that provides food, clothing, education, and training, while promoting self-sufficiency and empowerment, directly to low- to moderate-income families and communities. SEED operates an emergency food distribution center and clothes closet, a K-8 public charter school, and a before and after school tutoring program, and is also a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.
6201 Riverdale Road
Riverdale, MD 20737
Provides emergency food and clothing.
5340 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, MD 20781
United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.
Food, utilities and housing assistance for Prince George’s residents. United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) offers various services and programs to assist low and moderate-income families with their bills. Emergency food and shelter, mortgage/rental/utility assistance, food pantry, job training, computer classes, and more are available. They have several locations and offices around the county.
1400 Doewood Ln
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Assistance ranges from free food to limited help with housing and other bills.
6810 Floral Park Road
Brandywine, MD 20613
Bowie Interfaith Pantry & Emergency Aid Fund
Provides emergency food and financial assistance to residents of Bowie and Prince George’s County.
2614 Kenhill Drive, Suite 134
Bowie, MD 20715
Provides food referrals, emergency transportation and home delivered meals to residents in needs. Coverage area Bowie, Crofton and Mitchellville.
P.O. Box 858
Bowie, MD 20718
Elizabeth House/FISH of Laurel
Runs a food pantry and meal kitchen. Financial assistance may be available to provide direct financial assistance to Laurel residents for utilities (will pay up to $100 once a year only directly to the utility provider) and limited prescription assistance for Laurel residents.
Help Line: 240-547-9013
Martha’s Closet at East Presbyterian Church(301) 864-1149
Saint Vincent de Paul(410) 727-3523
The Training Source offers food assistance to the community. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), helps people with little or no source of income buy food.
59 Yost Place
Seat Pleasant, MD 20743
Assistance in Prince George’s County
Resource guide that provides guidance and resources for those seeking assistance with utility, telephone and water bills as well as for mortgage payments.
Beltsville Adventist Community Center (BACC)
This non-profit offers rental and utility assistance, eviction prevention services, and a food pantry to residents of the Beltsville, College Park and Adelphi area.
Located in the house behind the Beltsville Seventh Day Adventist Church
4220 Ammendale Blvd
Beltsville, MD 20705
Department of Social Services Homelessness Prevention Program
Provides Counseling, information and referrals; Landlord and tenant mediation; Follow-up and linkages to other available resources; Ongoing community outreach and training through the Community Outreach Program (COP).
Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services (LARS)
One of the primary non-profit agencies to contact for help. They offer rent assistance and help residents apply for heating and utility help. They also run crisis intervention programs, a holiday assistance program and food pantry.
311 Laurel Ave.
Laurel, MD 20707
Maryland Energy Assistance Program
Provides limited assistance in paying bills. The Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) provides bill assistance to low-income households in the State of Maryland to make their energy costs more affordable and help with loss prevention and the restoration of home energy service. This includes the MEAP program.
(301) 909-6300 or (800) 332-6347
If you need service, have a power outage, have a question about payment, call the appropriate utility and\or program below:
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Catholic Charities: Archdiocese of Washington
Offers adult education programs, shelters, healthcare, vocational training, family strengthening programs, mental health programs, substance abuse treatment, crisis assistance, and immigration programs.
924 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001