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Grassroots Awarded Major Accreditation

Grassroots Awarded Major Accreditation

Grassroots recently received a major accreditation from CARF International, the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to mental health, crisis and substance use disorder programs. According to CARF, “this achievement is an indication of [our] organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life of persons to be served.”

To receive the three-year accreditation outcome, Grassroots completed a voluntary peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors that our programs and services are of the highest quality, measurability and accountability. It highlighted out strengths including our passionate and deep commitment to our mission, visions and core values, as well as the provision of quality services and high degree of regard for the dignity and respect of the people we support.

Grassroots is also accredited by the American Association of Suicidology and International Council for Helplines.

Chat with Us, 24-7

Chat with Us, 24-7

Grassroots now provides support to texters and chatters via 988 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. People contact 988 for a variety of reasons, including loneliness, anxiety/depression, relationship/family problems, financial issues, substance use, mental and physical illness, thoughts of suicide and more. Grassroots counselors answer chats and texts from individuals in Howard County… Continue Reading

Grassroots Has Moved and Expanded Services!

Grassroots has moved its location in order to substantially expand its 24-hour crisis intervention, mental health, substance use disorder, housing support and suicide prevention services. This expansion helps Grassroots meet the increased demand for urgent and ongoing mental health and substance use disorder services in Howard County. Individuals are able to access enhanced free, 24-hour… Continue Reading

First Annual Turf Valley Trot Raises $4,000

First Annual Turf Valley Trot Raises $4,000

The Turf Valley Towne Square‘s First Annual Turf Valley Trot attracted over 150 people and raised almost $4,000 for Grassroots. The contribution came from Trot registration fees, prize wheel donations and a $2,500 contribution from Turf Valley Towne Square. The Turf Valley Trot included Greenberg Gibbons Chairman & CEO Brian J. Gibbons, State Senator Allan… Continue Reading

11th Annual Looks for Life Raises $15,000 to Prevent Suicide

11th Annual Looks for Life Raises $15,000 to Prevent Suicide

Looks Salon and Spa’s 11th Annual Looks for Life, a benefit for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, raised $15,000. Proceeds support Grassroots’ suicide prevention efforts, such as counseling, round-the-clock hotline services and education programs. The event was hosted by Looks manager Briagh Jameson Strott and salon owner Marilyn Petersen, in memory of their brother and son,… Continue Reading

Looks for Life Benefit Set for September 8

Looks for Life Benefit Set for September 8

Looks Salon and Spa will hold the 11th Annual Looks for Life, a fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Proceeds will benefit Grassroots’ suicide prevention efforts. The event is hosted by Looks owner Marilyn Petersen, in memory of her son, Patrick Jameson, who took his… Continue Reading

Change Matters Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Change Matters Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Bethel Emmanuel Youth Orchestra to Perform   Change Matters, the student service and philanthropy initiative, will celebrate its 5th anniversary on Saturday, June 15, from 4-5:30 p.m., at a community event at Ellicott Mills Middle School. Change Matters, which began as a pilot project at Howard High School in 2008, has raised over $100,000 to… Continue Reading

Successful Campaign for Folly Quarter Middle School

Successful Campaign for Folly Quarter Middle School

The Folly Quarter Middle School community raised funds and gathered food for people in Grassroots’ shelter programs during a recent campaign. The Folly Quarter Middle School Leo Club filled 19 “motel boxes” of provisions for families who are housed in temporary shelters at local motels. The students gathered the food, packed the boxes and solicited… Continue Reading

Weinberg Foundation Awards Grant to Grassroots

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. has presented a 2-year Maryland Small Grants Program award to Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center.  The grant of $40,000 is intended to fund crisis intervention programs and support services for low income families and individuals in Howard County. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is one of the largest… Continue Reading

Children At Grassroots Get A Place To Call Their Own

Children At Grassroots Get A Place To Call Their Own

Living in a shelter is difficult for most people, but it’s especially hard for children. “They share one room with their parents and sibs,” says Grassroots Volunteer Coordinator Bonnie Hudak, “and the dining room and family room are common areas for all clients. The kids have no place to call their own.” But at Grassroots… Continue Reading