Resources

Black America Cares can't help with everything. No organization can. However, we're happy to share information about other organizations area who can help. You'll also find various programs that offer training and workforce development programs. We want you to be successful financially and educationally. Be sure call or visit their website to find out if they can assist you. 
*Disclaimer - BAC is not affiliated with any of the resources listed. 
 

 

Catholic Charities - DC, PG County, Montgomery County

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Prince George's County Government - Rental Assistance

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Salvation Army - Rent & Utility Assistance 

Call - 1-800-SAL-ARMY or 1-800-725-2769

 

Share Food Network  - Monthly value packages cost just $22 and include $40-$45 worth of basic and healthy groceries; always four to six pounds of frozen proteins and 8 to 12 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, sometimes with seasonal grocery or dessert items. 

Website - click here

 

Laurel Advocacy & Referral Service  - Rental & Eviction Prevention & other services

(Residents of Laurel, MD only) 

Website - click here

 

Greater Baltimore Urban League - aims to increase access to equal opportunities in education, employment, healthcare, and housing for African Americans and other minorities in Baltimore.

Website - click here

 

Looking for A Job? - This website features well-paying job opportunities for African American jobseekers from companies who are dedicated to diversity hiring. Ultimately, our goal is to help reduce the high rate of unemployment in Black communities. BlackJobs.com 

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Safelink Wireless - SAFELINK WIRELESS® is a program that provides FREE cell phones and service to eligible households. To participate in the SAFELINK WIRELESS® service, certain eligibility requirements must be met.

Website - click here

 

A Wider Circle - A Wider Circle’s largest program gives away beds, dressers, tables, chairs, dishes, pots, pans, and other large and small home goods from community donors to families transitioning out of shelters, escaping domestic violence, or otherwise living without their basic need items.  

Website - click here

 

Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) - Helps low-income citizens pay their heating bills, minimize heating crises, and make energy costs more affordable.  

Website - click here

 

Central Union Mission - Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves homeless men, underprivileged women, children, seniors, families and veterans in Washington, DC.

Website - click  here

 

Q Link Wireless The goal of the Lifeline program is to ensure low-income households have access to basic telecommunication services so they can stay connected to family, friends, work, healthcare, job opportunities and 911 emergency services. Q Link Wireless is one of the leading providers of the Lifeline government benefit program, and provides eligible participants a free smart phone with Free monthly calling and unlimited Free texting. 

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House of Ruth - The House of Ruth leads the fight to end violence against women and their children.

Website - click here

 

United Communities Against Poverty - (UCAP) offers various services and programs to assist low and moderate-income families with their bills.

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Life360 app - An app that helps you track family members through their cell phone. This is especially useful if you have young children who use cell phones.

Website click here

 

N Street Village - N Street Village empowers homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. They help women achieve stability and make meaningful gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery. Website click - here

 

ExpungeMaryland - You can get your criminal record erased through a process called expungement. ExpungeMaryland.org is a free online tool which helps determine if your record can be expunged.

Website click here

 

The Hope Project (DC) - The H.O.P.E. Project is an information technology ("I.T.") training program dedicated to providing technical training and development for young adults. Our I.T. training program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as Helpdesk and Application Support Professionals.

Website - click here

 

YearUp - Year Up is a one-year, intensive information technology (I.T.) training program that provides under-served young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support.

Website - click here

 

Udemy - Over 100,000 online classes learning just about ANYTHING you want to learn. Courses start as low as $12.99.

Website - click here

 

National Urban League  - The National Urban League works to provide economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for the underserved in America.

Website - click here

 

Netwish - Net Wish is not a traditional non-profit organization or charity. Net Wish is the brain child of a successful Philadelphia area businessman who wishes to remain completely anonymous. He gives up to $200 in financial assistance.

Website - click here

 

PayDay Alternative Loans (PAL) Program - Payday alternative loans, or PALs, allow members of some credit unions to borrow small amounts of money at a lower cost than traditional payday loans and repay the loan over a longer period. Check with your credit union about this.

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Credit Builder Loan - A credit-builder loan is designed to help people who have poor credit or who have little or no credit history build credit. A good score makes approval for credit cards and loans, at better rates, more likely.

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JOURNi - JOURNi provides a variety of resources to Detroit, including youth-centered programming courses, to equip individuals with the skills necessary to jumpstart their careers and positively impact the local economy.

Website - click here

 

DC Infrastructure Academy  - DCIA coordinates, trains, screens, and recruits District residents to fulfill the needs of the infrastructure industry and infrastructure jobs with leading companies.

Website - click here

 

Inmates to Entrepreneurs - An organization that helps people with a criminal background to start businesses. They provide courses, online resources and mentor support for FREE.

Website - click here

 

Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) - An organization that provides resources and real-world values-based business skills to inmates so that once they are back in society they have the tools, skills and support structure to pursue healthy, fulfilling and productive lives.

Website - click here

 

Housing Justice League  - The Housing Justice League is a community-led organization made up of long-time residents, community stakeholders, homeowners and renters. They believe that housing is a human right regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, economic background, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or immigration status.

Website - click here

 

Employ Prince Georges - An organization in P.G. County Maryland that provides tools and resources for the business community and job seekers.

Website - click here

 

National Action Network Tech Academy - NAN’s Technology Academy is a place where NAN members learn about ways that technology can be helpful in their lives. Each course is 4 weeks long and allows people to test into the appropriate course. These classes are FREE!

Website - click here

 

American Job Center (D.C.) - Provides job seekers with a number of employment opportunities. Each center provides career counseling, resume assistance, job placement, vocational training, access to online services, information about local and national labor markets, unemployment insurance, and much more. 

Website - click here

 

National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) - The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) has helped millions of people lead a more financially fit life. Their mission is to help all Americans gain control over their finances.

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Virginia Williams Family Resource Center - Virginia Williams Family Resource Center offers a variety of services, including counseling, substance abuse education, and employment and housing placement assistance. This is the only place for families in DC facing housing instability to obtain a shelter referral.

920 Rhode Island Avenue, NE - Washington, DC 20014
202.546.0017 or 202.724.4208
Hours: Mon - Thur, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM

Fri, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

 

100 Black Men of Greater Washington, DC - The 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, DC is devoted to improving the quality of life for African-American young males in the D.C. Metropolitan Area.

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Bread for the City - They help Washington, DC residents living with low income to develop their power to determine the future.  They provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. 

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Covenant House - Covenant House has helped transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people. They offer housing and support services to young people in need – currently reaching 74,000 youth every year.

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Washington Area Fuel Fund (WAFF) - The WAFF helps people in need with their heating bills in the DC/MD/VA area.   

Website - click here

 

Office of Child Care Administration - Find assistance with child care services, child care assistance and starting a child care business in your state. 

Website - click here

Washington, DC & Maryland

 

We will be offering our services in other areas soon:

Atlanta, GA

Detroit, MI

Chicago, IL



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