Information and Referrals

Community Resources

Bowie and Prince George's County Residents can call Youth & Family Services at the number listed in the Contact Us box on this page for available information or appropriate referrals related to child services within the community.

Emergency Services
911: For Immediate Medical Emergencies
988: This new number provides a direct connection to support for anyone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. You receive access to local trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.
Crisis Hotlines
Community Crisis Services 24-hour Hotline: 301-731-1203
Mobile Crisis Response Team: 301-927-4500
Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-422-0009 
Suicide/Crises Hotline: 301-864-7130
Homeless Hotline 24-hours: 1-888-731-0999
Child Abuse/ Neglect: 301-909-2450
Adult Abuse/Neglect: 301-909-2228
Alcohol/Drug Support
Al-Anon/Alateen, Washington area, 202-635-2023
Unity Place, Bowie Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous 301-464-2628
Alcoholics Anonymous, Washington D.C area: 202-966-9115
Adolescent Recovery Clubhouse: 301-322-5077 The Clubhouse structure is designed to improve youth's life and wellness by providing assistance, activities and opportunities, while abstaining from substances. 
Prince Georges County Youth Services Bureau/ Mental Health Services
Greenbelt Cares - 301-345-6660
Prince George's County Department of Social Services:301-909-7000
Congruent Counseling Services: 410-740-8066 Mental Health and Substance Health Services
NAMI Maryland: (240) 467-5948 or 301-429-0970 Support for people with mental illness and their families.
Prince George’s County Behavioral Health Services for Mental Health and Substance Misuse: 301-883-7879
Sheppard Pratt: 301-840-3263,301-840-3200 walk-in mental health clinics, emergency and crisis care, and mental health services
LGBTQ+ Support Services
LGBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564 
PFLAG: 202-467-8180 - advocacy to LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies.
The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386 The world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.
Legal Aid Services
Maryland Legal Aid: 301-560-2101
Community Legal Services of Prince Georges County: 240-391-6370
Family Law Hotline: 410-260-1392, 800-845-8550, M-F 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
House of Ruth, Washington D.C., 202-667-7001 (Women and Children) Maryland resident hotline 410-889-7884. 
Prince George’s County Homeless Hotline, 1-888-731-0999 (County residents only)
Warm Nights Program: contact the county Homeless Hotline at 888-731-0999 or CCSI at 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255). As a supplement to established homeless shelters, for a full week, local churches offer those who need it, a warm, safe place to sleep.
Housing & Homeless Services
Prince George's County Department of Social Services Homelessness Prevention Program- 301-909-6362
The Bowie Emergency Aid Fund: 301-262-6765 The fund provides assistance to City of Bowie residents with rent, mortgage payments, and utilities. 

You may be eligible to receive financial help to pay your rent or mortgage if you are faced with a crisis that may result in an eviction, foreclosure or homelessness by calling the following organizations:

Catholic Charities in Forestville: 301-568-9529

Community Ministries, Seat Pleasant: 301-499-2319

Laurel Advocacy and Referral in Laurel: 301-776-0442

United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) in Capitol Heights: 301-322-5700

Other Services:
The Bowie Interfaith Pantry :301-262-6765 Open M, W, F, mornings located at 2614 Kenhill Rd. suite 134, Bowie.
Runaway Switchboard Crisis Hot Line: 800-621-4000
Licensed Daycare LOCATE: 301-772-8400 Child Resource Center