Author Archives: lauracrovo

Grassroots Awarded Major Accreditation

Grassroots Awarded Major Accreditation

Grassroots recently received a major accreditation from CARF International, the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to mental health, crisis and substance use disorder programs. According to CARF, “this achievement is an indication of [our] organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life of persons to be served.”

To receive the three-year accreditation outcome, Grassroots completed a voluntary peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors that our programs and services are of the highest quality, measurability and accountability. It highlighted out strengths including our passionate and deep commitment to our mission, visions and core values, as well as the provision of quality services and high degree of regard for the dignity and respect of the people we support.

Grassroots is also accredited by the American Association of Suicidology and International Council for Helplines.

Chat with Us, 24-7

Chat with Us, 24-7

Grassroots now provides support to texters and chatters via 988 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. People contact 988 for a variety of reasons, including loneliness, anxiety/depression, relationship/family problems, financial issues, substance use, mental and physical illness, thoughts of suicide and more. Grassroots counselors answer chats and texts from individuals in Howard County… Continue Reading

Grassroots is Recognized for Changing Lives!

Recently, Grassroots was honored for its lifesaving work and expansion on four separate occasions. This month, Grassroots was recognized for our expansion of services to our new crisis center at 8990 OId Annapolis Road. We were presented with an honorary resolution by County Councilperson Opel Jones. It reads, in part: “[T]he County Council of Howard… Continue Reading

Grassroots Has Moved and Expanded Services!

Grassroots has moved its location in order to substantially expand its 24-hour crisis intervention, mental health, substance use disorder, housing support and suicide prevention services. This expansion helps Grassroots meet the increased demand for urgent and ongoing mental health and substance use disorder services in Howard County. Individuals are able to access enhanced free, 24-hour… Continue Reading

September is Suicide Prevention Month

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month – and every month – Grassroots Crisis Intervention encourages community members to learn how they can help individuals who might be feeling suicidal. The number #1 thing to know: Call Grassroots for help on our free, 24-hour crisis line at 410-531-6677. Crisis Line Callers can contact the Grassroots… Continue Reading