Ayesha B. Holmes is New Executive Director

Grassroots Board President Mary Lasky has announced the selection of Ellicott City resident Ayesha B. Holmes as the new Executive Director. She will replace Andrea Ingram who is retiring. Holmes is the founding partner of STRATIGIX Consulting of Columbia.  She has worked in the nonprofit sector for 15 years and has been a frequent trainer… Continue Reading

Hammond High School To Host Empty Bowls Event for Grassroots

Hammond High School To Host Empty Bowls Event for Grassroots

Hammond High School’s National Art Honor Society, Art Club and Culinary Arts Department are hosting “Empty Bowls 2017,” a community fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, on Friday, Feb. 10, from 5 – 7 p.m., in the cafeteria. Admission is $10 and includes an all-you-can-eat soup and bread dinner and a handmade ceramic bowl. Soups… Continue Reading

2016 Highlight: State Farm Donation Provides Ellicott City Help

2016 Highlight: State Farm Donation Provides Ellicott City Help

One of the 2016 highlights of community support came when Grassroots received a donation of $23,208 from State Farm Insurance Company to provide help for Ellicott City. Individual agents also made contributions totaling another $4,250. The gifts were made in recognition of Grassroots’ support of flood relief efforts in Ellicott City, where State Farm has… Continue Reading

Spin Event Raises Funds for Grassroots Suicide Prevention Services

Spin Event Raises Funds for Grassroots Suicide Prevention Services

“Spin in the City,” a fundraiser to benefit Grassroots suicide prevention services, generated $2,100 from 33 participants. Instructors included Trisha Smith, Diana Frizzell, Cathy Smith and special guest Dave Martin. Participants enjoyed a catered lunch with food donated from Whole Foods Columbia and The Classic Catering People.  The event was sponsored by Elaine Gossage State… Continue Reading

Quest Fitness to Hold Spin Fundraiser for Grassroots.

On Saturday November 12th from 8:30 am – 10:30 am, Quest Fitness will be hosting a spin fundraiser to support Grassroots Crisis Center  and its suicide prevention services. Quest Fitness is located at 10045 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. Sessions for the fundraiser are $65 for (1) session; $90 for (2) sessions. Registration fee includes:… Continue Reading

Baltimore Sun: Nonprofit launches app to bring suicide prevention to users’ fingertips

Baltimore Sun: Nonprofit launches app to bring suicide prevention to users’ fingertips

Grassroots, Howard County’s only crisis intervention center, has launched a new suicide prevention app, joining a nationwide trend to integrate technological advances with crisis intervention, a form of counseling that relies on traditional communication like face-to-face or over-the-phone conversations. Suicide rates in the United States have hit historic highs over the last 30 years. Between… Continue Reading

Crisis Center Leader Andrea Ingram Retiring From Grassroots

After more than a quarter century leading Howard County’s only 24-hour crisis intervention center and shelter for the homeless, Executive Director Andrea Ingram has announced that she will retire once a replacement has been found. “We know we will never truly replace Andrea Ingram. She is an amazing Executive Director,” said Grassroots Board President Mary… Continue Reading

Motorcycle Ride with the Heroes Set for August 28

Motorcycle Ride with the Heroes Set for August 28

The Howard County Police Department and the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue are hosting a motorcycle ride to benefit Grassroots Intervention Center and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. The ride is set for Sunday, August 28, starting at 9 a.m., at the Howard County Public Safety Training Center in Marriottsville and features… Continue Reading

Helping Ellicott City Flood Victims Through Grassroots

Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in helping the people affected by the recent flood in Ellicott City.  Grassroots is in need of the following to best serve as a resource to those experiencing a housing crisis: Financial contributions to provide emergency motel shelter to individuals and families who have become temporarily homeless. … Continue Reading

Ellicott Mills Middle School Named Change Matters Champion by Grassroots

Ellicott Mills Middle School generated almost $6,000 during its annual walkathon to benefit Change Matters, the student service learning and philanthropy initiative that supports Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. The school has participated in the Change Matters campaign since 2010 and has been named a Change Matters Champion by Grassroots. At a recent visit to the… Continue Reading