Volunteer Profile: Major Ellsworth Jones

The Grassroots Board of Directors has always included a member of local law enforcement. Major Ellsworth Jones has filled that role since 2009. This year he stepped down from the board after nearly nine years of dedication to the organization. Over his tenure with Grassroots, highpoints for Major Jones include working to expand the Mobile… Continue Reading

Soup’r Sundae is Super and Successful

Soup’r Sundae is Super and Successful

The 10th annual Soup‘r Sundae fundraiser for Grassroots raised almost $40,000 attracted over 700 attendees for an afternoon of family fun, soup prepared by area restaurants and all the ice cream you could eat, as well as a silent auction with over 200 themed baskets and dozens of gift certificates and other items. The event… Continue Reading

The Faith Community Partnership Presents Soup’r Sundae Fundraiser for Grassroots

The Faith Community Partnership of Bethany United Methodist Church and Glen Mar United Methodist Church and Wilde Lake High School are hosting the 10th annual Soup‘r Sundae, a family event featuring soups prepared by area restaurants, as a fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Sunday, March 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Wilde Lake… Continue Reading

Thank You For Your Support!

There has been an outpouring of support for Grassroots in the last couple of months, so we are devoting this post to thanking our generous contributors. Service Van A special “thank you” to George and Shahra Toth, members of the Christ Episcopal Church Outreach Commission, for their efforts in creating a successful matching-fund campaign to… Continue Reading

Marriotts Ridge High School Holds Shakesperian Tea for Grassroots

Marriotts Ridge High School Holds Shakesperian Tea for Grassroots

The National Art Honor Society and the Art Club at Marriotts Ridge High School recently held a Shakespearian Tea to benefit Grassroots, Howard County’s only 24-hour crisis intervention center and homeless shelter. The event raised $300. Attendees received a hand-made tea cup, homemade sweet and savory treats made by both the National Arts Honor Society… Continue Reading

Seasons 52 Hosts Santa at Breakfast for Families

Seasons 52 Hosts Santa at Breakfast for Families

Santa visited with youngsters, their parents and grandparents at “Breakfast with Santa” at sold-out events Dec. 2 and 9, at Seasons 52 restaurant at The Mall in Columbia. Miss Julie, the Mall’s Family Fun Day entertainer, was the hostess of the breakfast. “Breakfast with Santa” benefits Grassroots, Howard County’s 24-hour crisis intervention center and shelter… Continue Reading

Holiday Food And Wine Tasting Raises Funds For Grassroots

Holiday Food And Wine Tasting Raises Funds For Grassroots

Almost $8,000 was raised at the 3rd Annual Women Leaders for Grassroots Holiday Food and Wine Tasting hosted by Whole Foods Market Columbia, which donated the space and the food. Decanter Fine Wines donated the wines for sampling. Executive Director Ayesha Holmes provides an update on activities at Grassroots, Howard County’s 24-hour crisis intervention center… Continue Reading

The Church at Covenant Park Hosts “7 Decades of Rock” Concert

The Covenant Band recently presented “7 Decades of Rock” benefit concert for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center at The Church at Covenant Park in Ellicott City. Band members included Kevin Suffecool on keys and vocals, Carol Frazier on piano, Jerry Geisler on bass, Ken Harvey on rhythm guitar, Ron Gray on drums, percussionist Gregory Washington, lead… Continue Reading

Hunger &Homelessness Awareness Week Drive Seeks Donations of Breakfast Items to Families in Grassroots Shelter

Hunger &Homelessness Awareness Week Drive Seeks Donations of Breakfast Items to Families in Grassroots Shelter

Howard County Councilmember Dr. Calvin Ball is calling upon the community to observe national Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 11-19, by joining the “Breakfast for Grassroots” campaign to feed shelter residents. Grassroots provides 24-hour crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and support to individuals and families with a personal, situational, mental health or shelter crisis. Ball… Continue Reading

Leola Dorsey Community Resource Center Opens

The Leola Dorsey Community Resource Center is open. The new center is designed to assist people who are homeless. Located at 10390 Guilford Road in Jessup, the center includes expanded day resource services operated by Grassroots on the lower level and 35 single efficiency apartments managed by Volunteers of America Chesapeake upstairs. The center was… Continue Reading