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Posted on: October 13, 2021

County Hosts Resource Fair for Residents Returning to Community

Bridge Center at Adam’s House helps residents get their lives back on track.

LARGO, MD – Today the Prince George’s County Bridge Center at Adam’s House hosted a one-stop resource fair (online and in-person) at the Palmer Park Community Center to give County residents, especially formerly incarcerated citizens, returning military veterans, and transitional-aged youth, an opportunity to connect with community organizations that help them succeed in the next phase of their lives. 

The fair was a partnership between the Bridge Center and the Prince George’s County Council Reentry Advisory Board, the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, Employ Prince George’s, and the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

The Bridge Center provides a central and accessible location for County residents 18 and older to receive an array of integrated services that support and promote a positive and productive life in their communities. 

“We are so Prince George’s Proud of the Bridge Center at Adam’s House and all of the many service providers who made today’s re-entry resource fair possible,” said Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. “As a County government, we value every member of our community, including our returning citizens. This resource fair reaffirms our commitment to ensuring all Prince Georgians have the resources and opportunities they need to build a brighter future.” 

More than 50 public, private, nonprofit, and community-based organizations provided critical connections to support services and resources at today’s fair. Individuals who attended the fair were also offered free COVID-19 vaccinations.

“The Bridge Center at Adam’s House is here to help Prince Georgians get their lives back on track,” said Bridge Center Director Dr. Ron Garrett. “New chapters in life can be overwhelming and we want Prince Georgians to know we are here to support your way forward.”

The Bridge Center is an inter-agency collaboration between the Health Department, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Family Services and other community-based partners. Among the services and workshops available at the Bridge Center include:

  • Food Assistance 
  • Job Search & Job Training
  • Military Service Benefits 
  • GED Preparation
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Veterans Claims Assistance 
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Legal Assistance 
  • Expungement Clinics
  • Anger Management Workshops

 For questions or more information, visit the Bridge Center at Adam’s House website, call (301) 817-1900, or email BridgeCenter@co.pg.md.us.

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