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Support and Resources Are Available in Your Time of Need

We know that life can present many challenges, often unexpectedly. At LifeStyles of Maryland, we strive to serve the underserved. We offer a variety of services, whether you are homeless or hungry, unemployed or lacking transportation. Where we can’t help directly, we will work to connect you with partners and agencies that can.

Select the option below that best describes your situation, and then select the “+” symbol to learn more and find out how you can request assistance.

    I Need Help Paying My Rent

    Calvert and Charles County renters who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive 12 or more months of rent or utility assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Funds are available for past-due and future rent payments, as funds are available.

    For more information, visit our Emergency Rental Assistance Program page.

    If you’re struggling with rent unrelated to issues stemming from the pandemic, help may still be available.

    For more information, visit our Human Services page.

     

    I Am Homeless or May Be Soon

    LifeStyles’ Homeless Services division connects homeless individuals and families with available resources in the organization and community, with the ultimate goal of leading them to more permanent housing options.

    For more information, visit our Homeless Services page.

    I Need Food for Myself or My Family

    If you are hungry and in need of food, LifeStyles of Maryland has several options available to help you find food right now. Our Charles County Cares Cabanas are open throughout the week, across the county. Search the locations to find the closest cabana to you.

    Our Supportive Services division also helps provide food and clothing to those in need. And Charles County Food Connection’s website is a single destination to identify food pantries and distribution sites from LifeStyles and other organizations on a daily basis. 

    If you’re in Calvert, St. Mary’s or Prince George’s counties, contact us at 301-609-9900 to find the best places and times to access available food.

    I Need Help with Transportation

    LifeStyles provides subsidized transportation for residents of Southern Maryland. It is partially funded through the Maryland Transportation Authority, to support a household’s self-sufficiency. Transportation services are available for low- to moderate-income households to access community services, employment and medical-related appointments.

    For more information, visit our Transportation Services page.

    I Need Clothes and Other Essentials

    LifeStyles’ Supportive Services division provides basic safety net services to assist households in meeting their most essential needs.  For those in need, we can provide clothing, food, household essentials and more.

    For more information, visit our Supportive Services page.

    I Am a Victim of Domestic Violence.

    Our Housing Services division is available to provide assistance and resources to domestic violence victims. 

    Case management, transportation, referrals to counseling and other supportive services are offered in a safe and comfortable environment.

    For more information, visit our Housing Services page.