Day Center for Homeless

The PGPlaza Day Center is open from 2-4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, continuing to serve the community with limited hours and services to ensure guests and volunteers are safe.

UPDATE:  The Day Center has moved (temporarily) just down the street:  University Park Church of Christ, located at 6420 Adelphi Road in Hyattsville (corner of Adelphi Rd and East-West Hwy, next to the library).

The temporary move is due to renovations at University Christian Church.  We anticipate being back to UCC by the end of December or very early January 2021.

Upcoming:

November 17, 2020 – January 2021:  The PG Plaza Day Center is hosted temporarily at the University Park Church of Christ, 6420 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville.  Hours remain 2-4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

December 7, 2020:  Fundraiser at Franklin’s Brewery Restaurant and General Store.  Stop by for (limited) in-person, carry out and to shop (5123 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD).  Proceeds support the day center for homeless. Be sure to mention C.U.C.E. for credit to the day center.

#homelessness  

https://franklinsbrewery.com/

Fundraiser for the homeless also available via our FB page.  The goal is to raise $2,000 for winter supplies; plus a new canopy and a heater for outside as the weather turns cold (guests cannot come inside due to Covid-19 restrictions).  https://www.facebook.com/donate/411940893133365/

January 12, 2021 – CUCE Board Meeting, Zoom Video Chat at 10:00 am.  Day Center review and planning.  All Welcome.  Regular participants will receive an email invitation.  For others, contact us at daycentercuce@gmail.com.

 

ABOUT US:

The PG PLAZA DAY CENTER  is a day time shelter for homeless, near homeless and those in economic need.  The Day Center offers a place to be out of the cold (or heat), food, showers and laundry services.  The center is a welcoming, compassionate, and safe environment.

Open every Tuesday and Thursday, 2-4 PM with limited services (until further notice).

Services Provided:  Take-out food provided between 2 pm and 4 pm each Tuesday and Thursday; limited laundry and shower facilities, toiletries, socks, t-shirts, underwear, counseling, social services support, legal services, and spiritual support.

The Day Center, in operations since October 2016, is sponsored by Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment (CUCE) and hosted/located at the University Christian Church, 6800 Adelphi Rd in Hyattsville.

Visit the Day Center any Tuesday or Thursday.  Contact Donny Phillips at 301-922-7054 or donnyp@ccimd.org.  Contact Congregations United at:  daycenterCUCE@gmail.com

NEWLY ESTABLISHED: PG County Database of Support Services as a community resource for all. Search by zip code and resource needs.

https://mypgservices.com

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

If you represent a local congregation  – provide volunteers, meal set up, make donations (items or monetary gifts).  Contact us and please fill out this quick Survey

If you are an individual who would like to volunteer to help on Tuesdays or Thursdays, please contact us, stop by the Day Center, and take a moment to fill out our Volunteer Form

Were you homeless and now back on your feet?  Stop by, share your story, help out, be a friend to others on their way to recovery.

Do you have  gifts you are willing to share with the homeless, near homeless, and vulnerable in our area? PG Plaza Day Center needs your talent and experience to share ideas for growth and development of services and programs, to include:

♦ Legal Expertise for Expungement Cases ♦Accounting ♦Marketing Skills ♦ Fundraising Experience ♦Long Range Planning ♦Access to Foundations, Corporate or Individual Philanthropists ♦Media Contacts

Support the program with your financial gifts.  As churches, community centers and public facilities are closing due to COVID-19 precautions, your donations are even more important to ensure continued support to this vulnerable group of people in our community.

  • Send Checks – CUCE/Day Center notation – to:

CUCE Administrative Office
c/o University Christian Church
6800 Adelphi Rd.
Hyattsville, MD 20782

  • Contact us at:  daycenterCUCE@gmail.com
  • Designate Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment as your charitable organization – by shopping at smile.amazon. com

COMMUNITY CHURCHES:

Great little video piece from Drea Cornejo and the Washington Post about doing church in this time of COVID-19, featuring a brief section on impacts to those serving the homeless and vulnerable people in our communities.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/necessary-evil-places-of-worship-are-closing-their-doors-to-fight-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus/2020/03/15/b81aeaf9-5dd3-47ed-9a89-f588b9a774a8_video.html?fbclid=IwAR1tZ9Zik3Y6ljL_AN2PfGHYehPAzW2zEDUANwgE0c3tmNKsmkYp6xqsEG0

ON GOING:

Faces of Homelessness Video Presentation

5 Parts/12 Mins: This series features distinct perspectives on, pathways to, and experiences of homelessness. The interviews were conducted in 2015 while each subject was having their portrait painted or drawn, as part of a project called Face New York.  https://www.topic.com/face?fbclid=IwAR3641eiwzl9Djb5fBnux1Zcr3PJxCF577A0ZLGl-v-50mQ4Rwj9K6ld-ao