Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Inc.

Rating: 3.5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Homeless & Housing

Location: 6700 Freetown Rd Columbia MD 21044 USA

Mission: Established in 1970, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center is a private, non-profit human service agency serving Howard County and all of Central Maryland. Originally developed as an alternative counseling service for troubled youth, the agency has grown into a multi-service community resource which includes a 20-bed emergency shelter for families, a 12-bed shelter for men, an 8-bed transitional housing unit, and a 24-hour crisis intervention telephone and walk-in counseling service.

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Rating: 2 stars  

Depends on whose there. do not go there on tuesday evening, sick asking for a couple of pieces of soap. Coughing up green for two days, could barely talk and informed the staff as a walk in. A white woman with a lesbianic haircut and gray hair will try to degrade you and give you unnecessary lecture and get you to spill your guts while you're physically suffering. All for a couple of pieces of soap. She'll probably say she's a "Christian" as well. You need some new evening staff/volunteers. There's something to say about treating others with dignity.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Grassroots is Howard County, MD's on 24-hour crisis intervention center and homeless shelter. It is a non-profit that provides day in and day out services for the most vulnerable people in our community, including managing a Day Resource Center for the chronically homeless and a Cold Weather Shelter in area churches when Grassroots facilities are full. Everyday it supports people's decision to get back on their feet through a combination of couseling and referral. It is a remarkable change agent in our community and has helped make us a more compassionate people by engaging hundreds of people in volunteer work, making and serving food, providing clothing, holding events to raise funds, etc.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the effects on people who have lived in the shelter and moved on to greater self sufficiency.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ability to make a difference in the lives of people who are down on their luck.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

respectful and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a larger shelter and provide more services for the chronically homeless who require a lot of time and effort by many professionals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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