Prince George's County, Maryland

24-Hour Resources Available for Emergency Counseling

For Immediate Release: 4/4/2014 11:30 AM

Contact: Jermoni Dowd - 301.265.8490

​24-Hour Resources Available for Emergency Counseling

  County Crisis Hotline, Crisis Response System, and Maryland 2-1-1
All Provide Immediate Counseling for Persons Suffering from Emotional Distress


CAMP SPRINGS, MD – A tragedy is unexpected and often brings out an array of strong emotions. The Prince George’s County Community Crisis Hotline and the Crisis Response System both provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in dealing with emotional distress such as the recent shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas. 

The Prince George’s County Community Crisis Hotline (1-800-422-0009) and the Crisis Response System (301-429-2185) are both 24 hours a day, seven days a week resources that respond to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a man-made or natural disaster or tragedy.

Through funding provided by the Prince George’s County Department of Family Services, Mental Health and Disabilities Division, the Community Crisis Hotline immediately connects callers to trained and caring professionals, providing confidential counseling, referrals and other needed support services.  The Crisis Response System provides residents of Prince George’s County with a mobile resource for individuals and families in a mental health crisis by responding on-site, when necessary.

Another free resource that connects residents to mental health services during difficult times is Maryland 2-1-1. This statewide service connects citizens to health and human resources at anytime by providing callers with referrals to agencies and helping people problem-solve when the services they need are not immediately available.