About Us

Our Vision:  To alleviate homelessness, hunger, health disparities, and other circumstances that put families and children at risk of living in poverty.

Our Mission:  Community Ministry of Prince George’s County is an interfaith 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that is committed to help meet the human service needs of residents of Prince George’s County, to help reduce health disparities, and to help close the educational achievement gap of members of under served communities.

Our Core Values

  • Faith Based
  • Respect
  • Social Justice
  • Compassion
  • Care of the poor and under served
  • Excellence

Our Origin and Focus

  • Faith community leaders formed the ministry in 1973 to address pressing human needs and social injustices
  • In the '70's & 80's, the Ministry focused on racial justice and quality public education for low-income families.
  • During the '90's, focus was shifted to help homeless families and individuals
  • In the 2000's, added reducing health care disparities in our community.

Our Organization

  • Volunteer Board of Directors
  • Executive Director
  • Staff
  • Volunteers
  • Partners

Our Affiliations

  • Greenbelt Rotary Foundation
  • Partnership for Renewal in Southern Maryland
  • Prince George's Chamber of Commerce
  • Human Services Coalition of Prince George's County

Our Yearly Religious Services

  • Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Observance
  • Annual Thanksgiving Basket Distribution
  • Annual Holiday Coat & Toy Drive
  • Annual Holiday Party for Families and Children

Our Impact

Health

Health & Health Insurance Education & Services

  • Seek to reduce health disparities in our community
  • With public health educators, provide early cancer detection education and research assistance for under-served communities. 
    For more information visit
    ChampHealth.org.
  • Conduct Community Health Expos to provide medical, dental, and mental health, education and screening services.
  • Certified by the American Lung Association to provide free smoking cessation training programs at local churches funded by The Maryland Center at Bowie State University.
  • Serve as a Community Partner to the Capital Health Connection ( http://capitalhealthconnection.org) providing Outreach and Education on health insurance benefits and enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.

Human Needs

Community Place Cafe

  • Walter David and Marion Prediger Cafe located within First United Methodist Church in Hyattsville serves homeless and at risk individuals and families over 19,200 hot nutritious lunches each year.

Patricia Brown Sharing Fund

  • Seeks donations and other funds that are provided to help needy families pay rent and vital utilities to avoid becoming homeless through eviction.

We Do Care

  • In collaboration of Capital Area Food Bank, distributes over 50,000 lbs of free fresh produce and other food items four times monthly to those in need including a special distribution for seniors.
  • Distributes holiday food baskets, gifts and other outreach items.

House of David - 2007 Gift from David and Joan Prediger

  • This donated house is the primary site for our Affordable Housing Program.
  • Serves as Site for Prayer Chapel, Ministry Food Storage, and Alternate CMPGC Headquarters.
  • Model for providing additional affordable permanent housing.

Step Up Program

  • Provides anti-eviction assistance and supportive housing through partnerships with county government, caring congregations and other organizations.

Answer and Benefits Center

  • Provides referrals, counseling, and assistance to help those in need.

Education

Stem Education Activities

  • Conduct STEM mentoring support for students from six elementary schools.

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