Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to enable homeless and low-income people in Laurel who are in crisis to achieve stability and long-term self-sufficiency.

Our Vision is a community that treats all people with dignity and helps everyone meet their basic needs.

New Volunteer Today

We have recently updated our volunteer application. If you are looking to get active in your community, LARS is excited to help you do just that. Check out our volunteer page and fill out our interactive volunteer interest form.


Catalogue for Philanthropy

After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected LARS to be part of the Class of 2017-18. LARS has undergone an extensive review process, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support.

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Making an impact

Click play to hear from a few of our clients about how your support is making an impact in our community.

How Do You Respond?

When someone on the street asks you for help, how do you respond?

We all find ourselves confronted with these situations, and it can be uncomfortable because we don't know the right thing to do or say. Homelessness is easy to ignore as we go about our daily routines, but coming face to face with someone on the street is a gut-wrenching reminder that 29,670 people don't have a safe place to sleep at night, right here in our nation's wealthiest state.

You can use these helpful resource cards as an answer to a call for assistance

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Board Opening

LARS is looking for dedicated individuals to join our Board of Directors. See our Board & Staff page for more information on how to apply.

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