We are a Center of Hope


Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc. (LARS) has been assisting the Laurel community since 1987 with services such as homelessness prevention, food pantry access, employment assistance and much more.

We can do more by learning about each other. Get to know us and when you're ready, contact us so we can work together!

LARS Leadership


The staff and Board of Directors of Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services are excited to announce the appointment of Leah Paley as the organization’s new Executive Director.

For more information, please read the press release included below.

GuideStar Exchange • Gold Participant

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We're not mathematicians but that adds up to be some pretty great benefits that we can use for the Laurel Community! Click on the button below to browse Amazon through Amazon Smile today.

Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to enable homeless and low-income people in Laurel who are in crisis to achieve stability and long-term self-sufficiency.

Our Vision is a community that treats all people with dignity and helps everyone meet their basic needs.

GuideStar Exchange • Gold Participant

LARS, A GuideStar Gold Participant


LARS has achieved Gold status on the GuideStar Exchange, representing a deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability

Food Pantry


LARS's Food Pantry is celebrating the end of winter and the warmth of Spring. Join us in our fight against hunger by participating donating your time, energy or food to the LARS Food Pantry!

How to Get Help


View our Resources and How to Get Help pages for information on getting what you need to get you on your way.

Strong families make strong communities.

Spring into Summer


Although the 20th of June has already come and gone, the results have been posted and pictures have been developed! Check out the Spring into Summer event page to get all the latest info!