Day Center for Homeless

The PG Plaza Day Center (currently) is open from 1-4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Starting November 2, the Day Center will expand the hours to 1-5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, serving hot meals and welcoming guests inside for a hot meal, shower and laundry services, Wi-Fi connections and social services support. Masks and social distancing encouraged.

(6800 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville)

Open Thanksgiving Day (Nov 25), 1-5 pm, serving a hot meal.

Upcoming:

December 6 – Fundraiser at Franklin’s Restaurant and General Store, in Hyattsville.  All day. Be sure to mention C.U.C.E. or the Day Center so that 20% of proceeds go to the Day Center.

December 14, 2021- CUCE Board Meeting, 10:00 am via Zoom.  Day Center review and planning.  All Welcome.  Contact us at daycentercuce@gmail.com for additional information and link to join the meeting.

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

Open every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5 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 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