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

Matzohball 5K Attracts Families, Raises Funds for Grassroots

Matzohball 5K Attracts Families, Raises Funds for Grassroots

Temple Isaiah sponsored its 12th Annual Matzohball 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Sunday, June 5, at beautiful Centennial Park, where participants ran around the lake. The family event also attracted people to the wellness festival that accompanied the running event. Proceeds went to HopeWorks, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center and to Temple Isaiah. Brenda von… Continue Reading

Grassroots Elects Four New Board Members

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center has elected four new members to its Board of Directors. The members include Sonya Bajwa, John William Cheek, Jr., Sheila E. Donahue and Alice H. Wade. Columbia resident Bajwa is the Chief Financial Officer of the Abilities Network in Baltimore. Cheek, also of Columbia, is serving as an ordained minister after… Continue Reading

Ground Breaking for the Leola Dorsey Day Resource Center – June 8

Andrea Ingram, Executive Director of Grassroots Crisis Resource Center, will join other community leaders at a groundbreaking Wednesday, June 8, for the Leola Dorsey Community Resource Center. The facility, which will be managed by Grassroots, will replace the current resource center in Jessup. It will provide crisis intervention services and meals, showers, healthcare services, laundry facilities, computer… Continue Reading

Glenwood Middle School Hosts Fundraiser For Grassroots

Glenwood Middle School Hosts Fundraiser For Grassroots

The long-awaited Empty Bowls fundraiser for Grassroots hosted by Glenwood Middle School was held recently as part of the school’s Enrichment Fair. The event featured handcrafted bowls made by 6th graders and a silent auction of beautiful bowls created by the school staff earlier in the year. In addition, attendees enjoyed various types of chili… Continue Reading

Atholton Adventist Builds New Playground

Atholton Adventist Builds New Playground

As part of the church’s Day of Hope and Compassion, Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church members, with support from the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, prepared and served a cookout to residents of the Grassroots shelter recently. Church volunteers also constructed new play equipment in the Children’s Garden… Continue Reading