Day Center for Homeless


January 21 2020 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Program Planning Meeting – University Baptist Church, 3515 Campus Drive, College Park.  All welcome to attend.

Ongoing:  SMART Recovery – Every Tuesday, 2-3 pm. (see below)



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, 1 -6 PM.

Services Provided:  Food served starting at 2 pm each Tuesday and Thursday; laundry and shower facilities, toiletries, socks, t-shirts, underwear, counseling, social services support, some 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 at:

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



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

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  • Designate Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment as your charitable organization.


SMART Recovery:  Addiction recovery, a self-help discussion group,  provided every Tuesday from 3-4 pm at the PG Plaza Day Center (6800 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville).  The program – Self Management and Recovery Training (SMART) – is open to all with no pre registration required.  The program offers a mutual self-help approach for group discussion of addiction and recovery.  The format is free-flowing, starting with introductions of participants and what each would like to say about how their week went.  The intent is to lead to discussion, show mutual respect, and share addiction struggles and strategies for recovery.  The group is facilitated each week by Donny Phillips.

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.