Don't Wait, Be Proactive.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a financial crisis, don't wait to get help. If you are in need of emergency assistance, please come to LARS as prepared as possible for your visit. Coming in with all of the required documents (listed below) can save a great deal of time as we process your request for help.

The Emergency Services program helps individuals and families in Laurel with a variety of emergency and basic needs. Services include:

  • Rental Assistance and Eviction Prevention
  • Move-in Assistance
  • Energy Assistance (energy bill)
  • Information & Resource Referral
  • Vision Assistance (eye exam and/or eye glasses vouchers provided by the Lion’s Club)
  • Food Bags

All program services are based on funding availability.

If you have any questions please call us at 301.776.0442 or visit our contact page.

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LARS Services

Services are provided to anyone who needs assistance in the Greater Laurel area regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or unfavorable discharge from military service. The person requesting assistance must first come in to meet with a caseworker. No appointments are necessary. Please feel free to drop in during business hours (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00am - 2:00pm, and Monday evenings from 5:00-7:30pm), but please be sure to arrive AT LEAST 1 HOUR before closing to ensure that you are seen. A caseworker will conduct an "intake" session lasting approximately 30 minutes with the individual or family to determine how we can help.

New Emergency Services: Documents to Bring

On your first visit to LARS, please bring the following documents:

  • Valid picture ID (adults 18 and older)
  • Birth certificates (children 17 and younger)
  • Social security cards for all household members
  • Proof of residence to verify Laurel address

New Financial Assistance Requests: If you are seeking assistance with your past-due rent, mortgage, energy bill, or help with move-in costs, view the documents here for more information.

Eligibility Guidelines

LARS can assist Laurel residents who live in zip codes 20707, 20708, 20723, and 20724 or people who are homeless in the Laurel area.