COMMUNITY SUPPORT SYSTEMS INC

Neighbor Helping Neighbor

aka Community Support Systems, Inc.   |   Brandywine, MD   |  www.communitysupportsystems.org

Mission

Community Support Systems' mission is to provide low to moderate income families and senior citizens access to services; to advocate for needed services; to establish approaches and programs that will elevate the quality of life, dignity, and independence in southern Prince George's & northern Charles Counties, Maryland.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Ms. Ethel N. Shepard-Powell

Main address

PO Box 206

Brandywine, MD 20613 USA

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EIN

52-1949052

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Senior Citizens' Housing/Retirement Communities (L22)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

CSS Food Pantry Program

Offering distribution of food and emergency foodstuffs - including fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats - in Baden and Accokeek, Maryland, a total of 3 mornings weekly. Food pantries operate like a small grocery store where clients 'shop' and choose what they prefer. Homebound Delivery is provided in the Brandywine area for clients who are ill or otherwise unable to come to the pantry site. Mission Nutrition is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3pm to 5pm to service our working clients. Workshops relevant to our population such as social security benefits are offered each quarter. Blood pressure / blood sugar screening are offered at all sites weekly by an RN.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Help applying for benefits such as SNAP, Energy Assistance, Renter's Tax Rebate, and the like. Mentoring. Job search and application assistance. Transportation to the doctor's. Limited financial assistance for critical needs like rent, mortgage, utilities, medications, car repairs. Homeless prevention help.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Comfortable, low-cost housing in Brandywine, Maryland for seniors who function independently in the activities of daily living. Rent assessed on a sliding scale according to income.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT SYSTEMS INC

Board of directors
as of 12/30/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Jennifer Hawkins

Prince George's County 311 Connect

Term: 2016 - 2021


Board co-chair

Ms. Elaine Arnold

Retired

Term: 2018 - 2021

Mellie Landon

Retired RN, Providence Hospital

Sue Jenkins

Retired RN, Prince George's County Health Dept

Elaine Arnold

Retired Teacher, PG Co. Board of Education

Phebe Brooks

Retired Personnel Admin, Dept Of Defense

Janice Diggs

Retired Grants Admin, DC Government

Bruce Swain

Retired, US Library of Congress

Ida Day

Social Worker

Rudell Jones

Retired School Administrator PG Board of Education