Dinner meals for Grassroots Needed

Dinner meals for Grassroots Needed

Grassroots continues to provide shelter and food for homeless families and individuals in our shelter. 

We are asking for help from the community with providing and delivering cooked dinner meals for residents during the month of April (and beyond).   

You can sign up for a specific evening and drop the meal off in our entryway (see photos).  Our staff will serve the meals. 

Sign up as a team with other families or faith community members who are also stuck at home. You can also support a local restaurant by getting carry out or delivery rather than preparing it yourself.  

More details are included in the link including a link to restaurants open for deliver y or carry out https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4CAEAA2FA3F94-dinner.   Thank you!

Grassroots Needs Your Help

Grassroots Needs Your Help

Grassroots provides 24-hour crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and support to individuals and families with a mental health, substance use or homelessness crisis. In the midst of the current public health emergency, Grassroots continues to provide vital services such as telephone crisis intervention counseling and shelter services while using every measure necessary to ensure the safety… Continue Reading

A message to the community regarding practices now in place at Grassroots in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

As Howard County’s 24-7 crisis intervention center and shelter for the homeless, Grassroots is committed to providing as much service to the community as possible during the public health threat posed by COVID-19. We are also using every measure necessary to ensure the safety of our residents and staff members. The following practices are now… Continue Reading

Grassroots Implements COVID-19 Plan

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Soup’r Sundae Is  Sunday, March 15

Soup’r Sundae Is Sunday, March 15

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Overdose Protection and Intervention Toolkit Available

Overdose Protection and Intervention Toolkit Available

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Grassroots Opens New Beginnings Crisis Stabilization Facility

Grassroots Opens New Beginnings Crisis Stabilization Facility

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Breakfast with Santa Set Dec. 7 and 14 at Seasons 52

Breakfast with Santa Set Dec. 7 and 14 at Seasons 52

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Grassroots and NextLOGiK launch Overdose Prevention and Intervention Toolkit for people struggling with opioid use disorder

New Smart Phone App Helps Combat Opioid Addiction and Risks Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center and NextLOGiK, a Columbia-based technology firm, announced today the launch of a Smart Phone app designed to reduce the risks of opioid-related overdose deaths. Inspired by Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center’s work, the Overdose Prevention and Intervention Toolkit (OPIT) app features a… Continue Reading

10th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium Slated for Sept. 13

10th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium Slated for Sept. 13

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