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Community Assistance Programs

We provide a full range of compassionate programs and services designed to meet the needs of all those who are underserved in our communities.

Southern Crossing

This ambitious project on U.S.-301 is transforming an abandoned motel into a beacon of light to provide transitional housing and a path to a better future.

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The Market

The Market is a new initiative designed to eliminate food deserts in Southern Maryland by increasing access to fresh, healthy, locally grown foods.

From the Blog

Steny Hoyer and Sandy Washington

Congressman Hoyer Visits Southern Crossing to Announce Funding Boost

Southern Crossing got a powerful nudge toward the finish line on Friday. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer greeted LifeStyles of Maryland CEO Sandy Washington with a warm hug outside the doors of our planned transitional housing facility. He came for a quick tour and...
Gus Proctor

Community Spotlight: Gus Proctor Unites the County to Support Each Other

Gus Proctor’s “retirement” lasted all of two weeks. He had only just stepped aside from his role as a sergeant in the Charles County Sheriff’s Department in late August, when he re-joined the department in a new role — the perfect position for him. As Community...
Diabetes & Nutrition

Pre-Diabetes Education Program Teaches Healthy Habits to Prevent Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes changes everything. From the day you receive a diagnosis, it is a life-altering experience. But if you take a proactive approach now, that day may not come. That’s the goal of our Pre-Diabetes Education Program, a weekly class led by our Health &...

Doing Our Part to End the Pandemic with Vaccinations and Testing

A year and a half since the COVID-19 pandemic turned our world upside down, we are still fighting at every level — city, county, state, nation … planet — to come out on the other end. For LifeStyles, the pandemic has affected everything we do. We can’t serve those in...

One-Stop Food Access 

When you’re hungry, there’s nothing more frightening than not knowing where your next meal will come from. So a group of local nonprofits and food pantries have banded together to create Charles County Food Connection.

Now you’ll know where you can find nourishing food throughout the week.

  1. Check out the list of upcoming food availability.
  2. Find the food pantry or distribution site nearest you.
  3. Enjoy the physical and mental benefits of a healthy, satisfying meal.

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