Make Warm Nights Possible – Give Generously
In Response to the Bitter Cold, Warm Nights
Offers Shelter and So Much More…
Laila Riazi, Director of Development, Community Crisis Services, Inc.
Since its inception in 1970, the non-profit Community Crisis Services, Inc. has become a one-stop calling center for information and compassionate assistance for those in crisis. Calling the Hotline is often the first step an individual makes to access the mental health services and social service organizations within the community. We are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for anyone facing crisis and personal turmoil. Our vision is to provide comprehensive crisis services that are efficient, accessible, responsive, and fully integrated into the community.
Warm Nights Hypothermia Program Community Crisis Services, Inc. operates the Prince George’s County Hypothermia Program, Warm Nights. Warm Nights operates during the winter months (mid November to March) to provide overnight shelter to individuals needing to escape the cold temperatures. Individuals stay at area churches and are provided meals. Transportation services are provided from various pickup points throughout the county. There are no prerequisites for Warm Nights. Call 1-888-731-0999 for placement into the Hypothermia Program.
Shelter Placement Community Crisis Services, Inc. coordinates all shelter placements to Prince George’s County shelters. Shelter placements are available to men, women and children. Individuals seeking shelter should call 1-888-731-0999 to apply for shelter. To qualify for shelter, the following criteria must be met:
- Be at least 18 years of age or with a parent/guardian at least 18 years of age;
- Be homeless or within seven (7) days of becoming homeless;
- Have valid identification demonstrating residency in Prince George’s County prior to becoming homeless;
- Not resided in a Prince George’s County shelter within the past year (Hypothermia program is not included); and
- Not seeking shelter due to Domestic Violence. – If seeking shelter for Domestic Violence, please call the Family Crisis Center at 301-731-1203.
Shelter Diversion The Shelter Diversion program serves Prince George’s County residents who are in danger of becoming homeless. The full-time case manager provides callers with one-on-one counseling and case management. If placement to the shelter becomes necessary, the case manager can help to facilitate the process. Shelter Diversion services include traveler’s aid, emergency motel placements, case management, assistance with entitlements, crisis planning and counseling. Call 1-888-731-0999 to see if the Shelter Diversion program can help.