Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc.
Serving the Laurel Community Since 1987
311 Laurel Avenue • Laurel, MD 20707 • Phone: 301.776.0442 • Fax: 301.604.7076

Support Services and Outreach to the Homeless

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LARS provides support services and outreach to homeless individuals and families under a grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Some of the support services provided include case management, employment assistance, first month's rent, transportation, and birth certificate fees. LARS also conducts intake assessments for winter shelter participants on behalf of local congregations.

If you are seeking immediate shelter, please dial 2-1-1 or visit to find the direct number for your county. 2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral, including help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.