Grassroots Receives Free Little Library from Church

Grassroots, Howard County’s 24-7 crisis intervention center and shelter for the homeless, is now the home of a Little Free Library. New Hope Lutheran Church donated and installed the library and planted flowers nearby. It was painted and decorated with encouraging messages by Grassroots staff members. Guests and community members can share the love of… Continue Reading

Glen Mar Golf Classic Rescheduled for Monday, June 10

Glen Mar Golf Classic Rescheduled for Monday, June 10

Due to rain, the 8th Annual Glen Mar Golf Classic has been rescheduled for Monday, June 10, at the Timbers of Troy Golf Course in Elkridge. The event, hosted by Glen Mar United Methodist Church, will benefit Grassroots, Howard County’s 24-hour crisis intervention center which shelters individuals and families who are homeless. Sponsors for the… Continue Reading

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

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 11th annual Soup‘r Sundae, a family event featuring soups prepared by area restaurants, as a fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Sunday, March 17, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Wilde Lake… Continue Reading

County Executive Ball Announces $1 Million Grant to Expand Opioid Crisis Services

COLUMBIA – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced that the Howard County Health Department has received a State Opioid Response Grant in the amount of $1,094,655 from the Maryland Department of Health to establish 24-hour crisis services at the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center for substance abuse, with an emphasis on opioids. Grassroots is currently Howard… Continue Reading

Seasons 52 Hosts Holiday Food and Wine Tasting for Grassroots

Seasons 52 Hosts Holiday Food and Wine Tasting for Grassroots

Women leaders to hear update on suicide prevention services and emergency shelter programs   Seasons 52 at The Mall in Columbia is hosting a Holiday Food and Wine Tasting for women on Monday, Nov. 26, from 5-7 p.m., to benefit Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. The event will include an update by Executive Director Ayesha Holmes… Continue Reading

Nielsen Company Donates 738 Pounds of Food to Grassroots

Nielsen Company Donates 738 Pounds of Food to Grassroots

Information and measurement company contributes 2,074 food items to shelter’s pantry The Hunger Action Month Committee of Nielsen Company, a long time supporter of Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, recently held a drive at its Columbia and Hanover offices to collect food for people residing in the Grassroots shelter on Freetown Road in Columbia. The team… Continue Reading

Grassroots Elects Nicholas Langhauser President of Board

Dottie Paxton, John Cheek and Libby Boswell also elected officers of crisis intervention center The Board of Directors of Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center has elected Nicholas Langhauser President. Langhauser is the Chief Financial Officer and Business & Communication Services Department Head of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Columbia resident Dottie C. Paxton, Vice… Continue Reading

Mission BBQ Donates Red Cup Proceeds to Grassroots

Mission BBQ Donates Red Cup Proceeds to Grassroots

Restaurant honors local community’s first responders Mission BBQ in Columbia’s Dobbin Center recently donated $2,521.11 to Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center from its Hometown Hero Red Cup Sales, which honor first responders. Mission BBQ supports organizations chosen by local fire and police departments in the community. Mission BBQ staff members (from l.) Nathan Finkelsen, John Kendrick… Continue Reading