Race and Social Justice

The National Museum of African American History & Culture has created a form titled Talking About Race.

The Obama.org website has resources that include a page, Anguish and Action, related to police violence and antiracism in America as well as an advocacy toolkit for fair, safe and effective community policing.

Assistance With Meals

East Montgomery County Resources the Maryland House of Delegates has compiled a comprehensive list of food, rent and utilities resources. Click on the title above to open the document.

Manna Food Center operates a local food market just south of St. Mark’s Church on Old Columbia Pike and also has a distribution site at Glenmont United Methodist Church (just behind the Glenmont Metro station).  Manna has waived income requirements to receive food at this time, but clients still need to call ahead to schedule a pick up at 301-424-1130.  For more details, visit Manna’s website by clicking the link above.

Manna also needs volunteers at these distribution points, to pack at the warehouse in Gaithersburg, to deliver to shut ins, or delivering food from businesses to food assistance organizations. To volunteer, visit https://www.mannafood.org/volunteer-with-us/.

Assistance With Rent

Montgomery County Assistance Montgomery County has a program for rent assistance for people who qualify.  Contact the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Housing Stabilization Services at HSS@montgomerycountymd.gov, or call 311 (240-777-0311).

Prince George’s County Assistance For Prince George’s County, the agency is Department of Housing and Community Development.  The telephone number is: 301-883-5531. 

Domestic Violence Services

COVID-19, although difficult for all, may present greater risk for those individuals who do not feel safe in their homes. Confidential help, services and support to victims of domestic violence is available from:

The Family Justice Center: Provides Assistance FREE OF CHARGE  Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm. Telephone: 240-773-0444, or click above to visit their website.

The Abused Persons Program: Assistance provided FREE OF CHARGE during regular business hours. Telephone: 240-777-4195, or click above to visit their website at any time.

Montgomery County 24 Hour Crisis Intervention Hotline is available to provide emergency assistance with domestic violence issues at anytime, including weekends and after regular working hours. Telephone: 240-777-4673 or 240-777-4000.

Child Protective Services: Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect is Everyone’s Responsibility. All Maryland citizens should report suspected abuse or neglect to the local department of social services or to a local law enforcement agency. Ensuring the safety of Maryland’s children is an obligation shared by all citizens and organizations. Reports can be made anonymously. To learn more about the signs of abuse or neglect, go to: https://dhs.maryland.gov/knowthesigns. For the number of the Child Protective Services office in your county, click the title above.

Mental Health Services

The Montgomery County Crisis Center provides free crisis services 24 hours a day/365 days a year. A Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) provides emergency crisis evaluations for individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Full crisis assessments and treatment referrals are provided for all crises, both psychiatric and situational. For assistance, call the Montgomery County Crisis Center at 240-777-4000, or click above to visit their website.

Emergency Housing Assistance

Montgomery County Shelter Services provides coordination of services to homeless men, women and families. Services include: outreach, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing. Call 240-907-2688 for assistance, or click above to visit their website.