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.

Making an impact

Click play to hear from a few of our clients about how your support is making an impact in our community.

New LARS' 30th Anniversary

This year marks LARS' 30th Anniversary. On June 10th, 2017, from 10 AM until 1 PM, we will be celebrating our "Old Roots and New Routes".

LARS has come a long way since its founding in 1987. Come celebrate with us!

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New How Do You Respond?

When someone on the street asks you for help, how do you respond?

We all find ourselves confronted with these situations, and it can be uncomfortable because we don't know the right thing to do or say. Homelessness is easy to ignore as we go about our daily routines, but coming face to face with someone on the street is a gut-wrenching reminder that 29,670 people don't have a safe place to sleep at night, right here in our nation's wealthiest state.

You can use these helpful resource cards as an answer to a call for assistance

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Vehicle Donation

Learn more about Vehicle Donation to Any Charity (V-DAC) today!

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Board Opening

LARS is looking for dedicated individuals to join our Board of Directors. See our Board & Staff page for more information on how to apply.

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