The PGPlaza Day Center will be open from 2-4 pm only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Day Center will continue to serve the community but has limited hours and making other adjustments to ensure guests and volunteers are safe. Look for updates as adjustments are made.
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 (until further notice).
Services Provided: Take-out Food provided between 2 pm and 4 pm each Tuesday and Thursday; very limitedlaundry 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 20784
- Contact us at: daycenterCUCE@gmail.com
- Designate Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment as your charitable organization – by shopping at smile.amazon. com
- May 12 – Next CUCE planning meeting, University Baptist Church, College Park, MD.
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. https://www.topic.com/face?fbclid=IwAR3641eiwzl9Djb5fBnux1Zcr3PJxCF577A0ZLGl-v-50mQ4Rwj9K6ld-ao