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Herbie the Homeless Hedgehog Has Arrived!

Written to help children better understand homelessness, Herbie the Homeless Hedgehogfollows our hero as he and his mother find themselves unable to pay rent, and must leave the only home Herbie has ever known.

Unsure of what to do, our young family decides to take advantage of the hope offered in the Warm Nights Hypothermia Shelter Program.

Going into the Warm Nights Shelter is frightening for both of them, but they soon realize that many of Herbie’s friends – including Pansy Peacock and Baxter Beagle – are in the same type of situation.

Stop the Silence

Prince George’s County and 2-1-1 Maryland join in the fight against Domestic Violence

Tim Jansen, Executive Director, Community Crisis Services, Inc. Prince George’s County officials recently partnered with Community Crisis Services, Inc. who answers 2-1-1 for Prince George’s County and surrounding counties. Together they have launched a campaign where victims of domestic violence can call to get confidential help. This initiative is designed to help reduce domestic violence in Prince George’s. “All of this is to try and prevent domestic violence and stop the silence,” County Executive Rushern L.

Greenbelt Walk to End Homelessness

Meet at 12:45pm on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Mishkan Torah (10 Ridge Road) and walk around Greenbelt Lake in Buddy Attick Park.

Did you know that there are nearly 12,000 homeless persons in our region?

Walk funds go directly to the local nonprofit, Community Crisis Services, Inc. (CCSI), to support its Homeless Services Division, which includes the Warm Nights Emergency Hypothermia Shelter Program.

To learn more about CCSI, visit

$20 per walker– $50 for a family of three or more

Registration is easy, just fill in the four items below,

Riverdale Park Day

3rd Annual Riverdale Park Cares Community and Resource Day!

 When: Saturday September 6th 11am until 3pm

Where: Riverside Park, Riverdale MD

Cost: FREE!!

Riverdale Park Cares Community day is designed to bring Social, Faith Based, Community and Mental Health services together for a more vibrant and healthier community!

A luncheon will be provided to all participants! Family friendly featuring a Moon Bounce, Cotton Candy and many other activities!

AAS Announces New Executive Director

The American Association of Suicidology is pleased to announce their next Executive Director, Michelle Cornette, Ph.D.

Dr. Cornette’s longtime professional focus has been the study and prevention of suicide. Her professional history in suicide prevention includes roles as administrator, researcher, clinician, educator, and survivor of suicide loss. Dr. Cornette comes to us from the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where she serves as Military Suicide Subject Matter Expert. In her work for the CDP, she developed a 2-day workshop for military mental health providers on empirically-supported approaches to suicide prevention. The workshop,

AAS Announces New Division

AAS is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors unanimously approved the creation of a new division to represent people with lived experience and suicide attempt survivors and the people who love and care about them. This is a pivotal time in our association as we embrace people who have lived with the experience of suicide. Now that AAS has a 6th division, our bylaws state:
The members of the Association elect each division Director who will serve as a member of the Board of Directors for a 3 year term. The Director of each division is responsible for representing the voice of his/her particular division on the Board of Directors.

Warming Centers

WARMING CENTERS – During Extreme Cold

Calvert County

If you need a warm place to spend a bit of time, the county recommends the community centers. Their locations and hours:

The Northeast Community Center
4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue
Chesapeake Beach
Open Sunday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m

The Mount Hope Community Center
100 Pushaw Station Road
Open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m.

Shelters Busy Finding Warm Places for Homeless to Stay

As temperatures dip, homeless shelters are taking steps to make sure people have a warm and safe place to stay. The people who run Prince George’s County’s Warm Nights program are busier than usual finding shelter for those who need it. Prince George’s County Bureau reporter Zachary Kiesch has more on what they are doing to make sure everyone who needs it has some place to go.

By Prince George’s County Bureau reporter Zachary Kiesch|Jan 6, 2014

CCSI Leadership Council Member Makes A Difference!

Congratulations to CCSI Leadership Council Member, Pastor Ben Slye, and the Christian Life Center!
Check out this Voice of America story and Video about their Food Recovery and Distribution Program – bringing fresh produce to hundreds of families in our community. Christian Life Center is a central partner in making our Riverdale Park Cares and Friends of Warm Nights Community Resource Day possible!
Watch the Video and Re-post!