Resources & Services
We want to ensure that the community has the most up-to-date information regarding the many issues and interests that affect our community and our state.
Emergencies 800-685-0123 If you smell natural gas, or see downed power lines, leave the area immediately and then call BGE. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Report Outages or call 877-778-2222
Customer Service 800-685-0123
Tree Trimming 800-685-0123
Outage Center or call 877-737-2662
Customer Service or call 202-833-7500
The Constituent Services Office manages the Department of Human Resources’ Statewide Call Center. The Call Center provides a variety of information ranging from office locations and telephone numbers to explanations of program policies and procedures. CSO staff, through dedicated hotlines and a sophisticated telephone system, link people in need with the service(s) they seek. Customers dial one number to contact the Department of Human Resources 800-332-6347.
Maryland Relay is for anyone who wants to communicate with someone who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, or speech disabled, and who uses a TTY (Text Telephone). Dial 711.
Foreclosure Prevention Assistance
Office of the Attorney General
Bank Contact Information
Bank of America/Countrywide 877-488-7814
JPMorgan Chase/WaMu 866-372-6901
Wells Fargo/Wachovia 800-288-3212
Lower Electric Bills
Incentives for Energy Conservation
A property tax credit is available to all residential homeowners who have a combined household income under $60,000 and net assets that do not exceed $200,000. For more information, call 1-800-944-7403 or visit the website.
Offers financial assistance for the rehabilitation of single family homes. Applicants much have limited financial income to qualify. For information, call 301-833-5570 or visit the website.
Targeted Census Tracks, including most neighborhoods inside the Beltway, are eligible for a tax credit on certain construction improvements. For more information, call 301-583-4650 or visit the website.
A tax credit of up to $5,000 for homeowners who install solar or geothermal energy.
For residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations who install green storm water retrofits on private and public property. Establishes rebates for tree plantings, rain barrels, cisterns, rain gardens, permeable pavers, pavement removal and green roofs. For information, call the Sustainability Services Division at 301-883-5834.
The WAP helps eligible low income elderly (60+) or disabled homeowners and families with children under 5 years old with the installation of energy conservation measures that reduce heat loss and air filtration. The program is free. For information, call 301-883-5491 or visit the website.
Nationwide nonprofit organization, renovates 100 homes in Prince George’s County each year at no cost to the homeowner. For information, call 301-868-0937 or visit the website.
Provided by Pepco, provides free energy efficient showerheads and aerators
Health Care Resources
Help with Medical Bills
Need-Based Health Insurance
Healthy Families Prince George’s is a voluntary program that provides support to first time mothers under the age of 25, and to the children’s fathers. Services include prenatal support, intensive home visiting and mentoring services. This toll-free telephone information/referral program serves the needs of women, children, and families. For more information, call 1-888-561-4049.
Mental Health Information hotline and crisis services 301-429-2185
Includes HIV Care Services and testing and sexually transmitted disease (STD) exams and treatment for any age (parental consent not required). For information, call HIV 301-583-3700 STD 301-583-3150.
Breast and cervical cancer screening (including mammograms and Pap tests) and diagnosis for breast or cervical cancer for women 40 and over who meet certain criteria. BCCP also provides a monthly breast cancer support group. For information, call 301-856-4730.
Care for Kids Program – A partnership with Kaiser Permanente to provide medical services to uninsured residents who cannot afford private insurance. Residents must be under 19 years of age. For information, call 301-883-7858 >>>NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY — DOES NOT SEEM T BE ACTIVE IN PGC — DO YOU WANT TO REPLACE IT?
The Prince George’s County Health Department offers FREE seasonal Influenza vaccinations to the general public at community clinics when vaccine is available. For information, call 301-883-7802 or visit the website.
The Maryland Primary Adult Care Program covers primary health care for eligible low income residents. For information, call 1-800-266-2142 or visit the website.
The County offers extensive resources on their Department of Health page, including family, behavioral, and health & wellness.
The Medical Assistance Program is a comprehensive healthcare program (including hospitalization), funded by state, federal and local governments, and is administered in Prince George’s County by the Department of Social Services. For information, call 301-909-6000.
Free Dental Screening
Offers zero interest, and deferred loans to seniors. For information, call 301-265-8450 or visit the website.
Offers a wealth of information pertinent to seniors, including information specifically about veteran’s benefits.
Provides support for older adults in order to maintain the highest possible quality of life with independence and dignity. Family Services will also assist seniors and their family members with the many challenges of the aging process. For information, call 301-265-8450.
Teen & Young Adult Resources
Youth Crisis Hotline 24-hour hotline answered by trained Crisis Counselors 800-422-0009.
Gang Hotline 24-hour hotline to report gang related activities and if you want to get out of a gang 800-516-1540
Food & Shelter Resources
The Prince George’s County Department of Social Services Emergency Food Assistance Program acts as a clearinghouse for the distribution of donated food. Over 30 local community pantries and shelters currently participate in the program. The donated food is provided to eligible individuals and families free of charge. For information, call 301-909-6343.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), called the Food Supplement Program (FSP) in Maryland, formerly known as Food Stamps, helps low-income households buy the food they need for good health. Everyone has the right to apply for FSP.
Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Recovery Program provides assistance for individuals and families. Dial 211.
A community-based social services program providing emergency food and financial assistance to those in Bowie and Prince George’s County, who are experiencing need- without regard to race, creed or gender.
2614 Kenhill Drive, Suite 134, Bowie, Maryland 20715 Phone: 301-262-6765
Open M-W-F from 9 am -noon and the 2nd and 4thTuesday of the month from 6-7 pm.
LARS assists those who need and want to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through tailored services, including long-term case management, employment support, referrals to services, transitional housing program, and a permanent housing program. In addition, LARS works for its clients’ well-being through advocacy and education.
311 Laurel Avenue, Laurel, Maryland 20707
Open Mondays from 9am -2pm and 5-7pm and Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm
Human Rights Resources
The County’s civil rights education and enforcement agency provides residents, businesses and visitors an efficient and cost-effective administrative alternative for investigating, mediating and adjudicating complaints of unlawful discrimination. For information, call 301-883-6170.