In Fight Against Domestic Violence County Announces Grants; Nonprofits Merge

Domestic violence in Prince George’s County has a “new” foe as nonprofits consolidate to better assist victims and county opens grant program to meet local needs.

Two nonprofits in Prince George’s County — the Family Crisis Center who runs the county’s only emergency shelter and the Community Crisis Services, Inc. who runs a one-stop calling center to connect people in crisis with aid organizations — will be merging to improve the coordination and delivery of services they offer.

This merger comes at a time where the county opened its third annual grant round for funds to be distributed to nonprofits servicing victims of domestic violence in either housing, prevention, counseling and/or advocacy.

The Sentinel reports:

With the county continuing to have only one official shelter, Glaros said she wished more nonprofits would apply to provide more housing needs. She revealed that the Council plans to propose additional money for social and family services dedicated for accommodations for displaced victims.

“Every county needs a Family Crisis Center (shelter) but needs more than one or a few housing options for domestic violence survivors,” Glaros said. “Our grants can focus on housing for nonprofits, but we are looking on how we can engage housing opportunities directly with our agencies.”

Read The Sentinel to learn more.