Day Center for Homeless

The PG Plaza Day Center is open from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays,  welcoming guests inside for a hot meal, shower and laundry services, Wi-Fi connection and social services support. Social distancing encouraged. (Location: 6800 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville – hosted by University Christian Church.)

CUCE Fundraiser at Franklin’s, December 5: Join us for a fundraiser at Franklin’s in Hyattsville on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 to benefit the Day Center run by Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment (CUCE). You can eat at Franklin’s, order carry-out or delivery for lunch or dinner, order a gift certificate or shop at the general store. Franklin’s will donate 20 percent of your before-tax total — but you must show your receipt to the host to participate. Since June 2017, we have raised over $3750 for the Day Center through fundraisers at Franklin’s!

December 12, 2023: CUCE Planning Meeting, 10:00 am at University Baptist Church on Campus Drive (College Park, MD). Purpose: Day Center review and planning. All are welcome.


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, laundry services, and social services and spiritual support.  The center is a welcoming, compassionate, and safe environment.

Open every Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 – 4:30 PM .  Location: University Christian Church, 6800 Adelphi Rd in Hyattsville.

Services Provided:  Take-out food provided between 1 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

Contact Congregations United / Day Center general email at :

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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:
        St Andrew’s Episcopal Church
        attn Paul Schwobel
        4512 College Avenue
        College Park, Maryland 20740
  • Contact the program via email at:


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.


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.