Serving 1,700 households each year, LARS is a source of hope and relief for members of the Laurel community who struggle to meet their basic needs. At its Community Crisis Center, help may mean rental assistance after an unexpected illness causes lost hours at work, or a bag of groceries, so a family does not have to choose between buying food and filling a prescription. Case managers connect clients to comprehensive social services and work with them to set goals and build skills in areas like personal finance, education, employment, and mental and physical well-being. And for individuals and families coping with chronic homelessness and disabilities, LARS provides subsidized housing and supportive services to get them off the streets and on the path to stability. Your support provides a lifeline in crisis … and a stepping stone to independence.
Awards & Recognition
Guidestar Platinum Participant (2017)
Capital Area Food Bank Partners for Wellness (2015)
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- The current budget for Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services is: $1 million to $3 million
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About the Catalogue for Philanthropy
Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.
The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!