RESOURCES PAGE


CONTENTS

Decide.
  1. Shelters
  2. Childcare
  3. Food
  4. Health/Medical
  5. Job Readiness
  6. Computer Training
  7. Employment
  8. Youth Employment
  9. Immigrant Resources
  10. Recreation
  11. Own Your Own Home
  12. Miscellaneous
    1. Excel
    2. Bidding on Federal Contracts

Shelters

  1. Family Shelters
  2. Singles Shelters
  3. PG County Homeless Shelters
    The following information is excerpted from the Prince George's County government website (July 2018, emphases ours)--
    Emergency Shelter
    Temporary Shelters

    Emergency shelters are places for people to live temporarily when they can't live in their previous residence. In Prince George's County to ensure we have a coordinated Continuum of Care system for homeless people, ***we require that all referrals to County Shelters be made through the Homeless Hotline***.

    ***You can call the Homeless Hotline toll free in the State of Maryland at 888-731-0999, or at 301-864-7095. The Hotline provides emergency answering and referral for the homeless 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Individuals and families in need must call the Homeless Hotline directly.*** Please be aware there is no waiting list and referrals are made on a first come, first serve basis.

    The county link also includes the type of information that the homeless person must provide (e.g., proof of residency in PG County).

Childcare

  1. LOCATE Childcare
    Maryland Family Network’s LOCATE: Child Care is a free, referral service with detailed information on all regulated child care in Maryland. Our trained referral specialists will help you identify care based on your personal preferences including program type, location, and cost.

Food

  1. Food Pantries
  2. WIC

Health/Medical

  1. Free Clinics
  2. Maryland Health Connection

Job Readiness

  1. Resume Writing
  2. Dress for Success
  3. Interviewing Skills
  4. Onetonline.org
  5. Assertiveness & Emotional Intelligence
  6. Customer Service
  7. Listening Skills
  8. Business Ethics
  9. Business Writing
  10. Basic Computer Skills (e.g., MS Word, Excel)

Computer Training

  1. gcflearnfree.org (click on "Topics" at the upper left hand side of the page to see options for MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, etc.)

Employment

  1. Job Search Engines: indeed.com; ziprecruiter.com
  2. Staffing Agencies
  3. General
  4. Medical Staffing Agencies (list and nursefinders)
  5. IT Staffing
  6. Office jobs: clerical, accounting, etc.
  7. Labor (construction, People Ready, Labor Finders, Manpower

Youth Employment

  1. apprenticeships & internships
  2. on the job training
  3. see also free skills training
  4. WIOA
    Program designed to place young people ages 16-24 in decent paying jobs.
  5. The Arc Montgomery County
    Providing retail skills and training to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Transitioning Youth Retail (TYRP) project is a rigorous training program that prepares young adults (ages 18-24) with mild intellectual and developmental disabilities to work successfully in the retail sector. Over the course of 10 weeks, students will develop the self-confidence, qualities and skills that retail partners want.

Immigrant Resources

  1. Rolling English/ESOL classes ("rolling" enrollment means that you can begin at anytime)
  2. U.S. Citizenship
  3. Foreign Credentials Verification

Recreation

  1. RecAssist (pay reduced fees for eligible recreation services in Montgomery County)
    The RecAssist Fund is provided by Montgomery County Recreation to make financial assistance available to County residents who receive public assistance. The RecAssist Fund subsidizes Recreation activity and membership fees so that eligible residents can pay reduced fees for these Recreation services.

Own Your Own Home

  1. Montgomery County's Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) Program
    The MPDU Program offers affordably priced townhomes and condominiums - both new and resale - to first-time home-buyers who have a moderate household income (see list of minimum and maximum income levels below).

Miscellaneous:

  1. Excel: wrap text, adjust row height, enter line break
  2. Excel Print Titles: Page Layout, Page Setup, Print Titles, "Rows to repeat at top" (select icon to the right)), select desired row, Enter, Okay

  3. Grants
    1. Grant Professionals Association (grantprofessionals.org)
    2. Grants.gov

  4. Bidding on Federal Contracts

    For those businesses that have never--

    • submitted a federal proposal and/or
    • have not registered in the required systems and/or
    • do not know the basic rules for bidding...

    Just contact your state's Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) which supports businesses seeking to do business with the federal government.

    "PTAC support to businesses includes registration in systems such as the System for Award Management (SAM), identification of contract opportunities, help in understanding requirements and in preparing and submitting bids." (excerpted from the www.dla.mil website on 7/8/17)

    There are links that I had on this webpage that are now broken, but one of the following should be able to help you with absolutely free or low-cost information:

    • the Defense Logistics Agency (dla.mil -- search for "Procurement Technical Assistance Centers." PTACs are administered by DLA's Office of Small Business in cooperation with other groups)
    • the Small Business Administration (sba.gov)
    • the Senior Corps of Retired Executives (score.org -- especially helpful because you can get a mentor that can help you to find the resources that you need at each stage of the process. From my experience, this has always been a free, attentive, and helpful service.)



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