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 The information below provides points of contact for non-Federal and local services for residents that may or may not have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a list of websites that may help residents while Congress is still working on a stimulus bill.

Free Legal Help in Charles County

This link connects to the Charles county Government website that directs residents to where to find legal help and information on different subjects.

  What type of legal issues can I ask about?

  • Family Law Matters (divorce, custody, visitation, child support, adoption, paternity, and guardianship)
  • Small and Large Claims
  • Landlord and Tenant Matters
  • Expungement and Shielding of Records
  • Consumer Matters (car repossessions, debt collection, and credit card cases)
  • Return of Property (replevin and detinue)
  • Domestic Violence/Peace Orders
  • Foreclosure
  • Estates & Trusts
  • and More

Charles County Homeless Services and Resource Guide

The Charles County Homeless Services and Resource Guide gives names of local organizations that provide mental health help, food and housing assistance, and other services to the homeless and newly homeless county residents. The chart below is directly from their Web site. The chart shows a list of services that are available.

 Image #1 Chart from Charles County Government website

Chart from Charles County Government Web site

United Way of Charles County Maryland

Provides a list of 35 different partner Agencies that provide both regular and emergency services to county residents. A few are listed below.

LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc

LifeStyles serves as a human services agency, providing the following services: food and clothing; homeless services; transportation; emergency and transitional housing; emergency financial assistance, advocacy support, and other gap-filling needs.  

101 Catalpa Drive
Suite 103
La Plata, MD
301-609-9900

Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.

A private, non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to Maryland’s economically disadvantaged and vulnerable population.

15364 Pr. Frederick Rd
Hughesville, MD
301-932-6661

Our Place Waldorf

Our Place Waldorf serves one nutritious meal twice a week to the homeless and those in need of a meal in Charles County, Maryland. 

150 Post Office Road
Waldorf, MD
240-682-2569

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities is one of the local Charles County charity organizations. They can be reached at 301-934-2582. This non profit agency provides help with bills, rent and housing, and offers other emergency assistance.

United Way of Charles County Maryland

Provides a list of 35 different partner Agencies that provide both regular and emergency services to county residents. A few are listed below.

Nationwide assistance help websites that can be applied to directly:

Modest Needs

This is the description from their website that describes their services.

“Modest Needs is a tax-exempt charity where you can apply for small, emergency grants to low-income workers who’re at risk of slipping into poverty and for whom no other source of immediate help is available.”  This link will answer your frequently asked questions on how Modest Needs work.” 

Food Research and Action Center COVID Pandemic Debit Card

This debit card is still available to low income families that had school aged children who received school meals each day. The Covid Panic debit card service was started in April 2020. The website shows where the card is available and answers questions on how to obtain the reloadable card.