Grassroots Collection

mitten tree

“I was naked and you clothed Me…” Matthew 25:36











The Howard County Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center:

  • Is a multi-service center in Howard County providing 24-hour crisis intervention

  • Is a walk-in counseling program and is the first point of contact for homeless services

  • Operates a 33-bed emergency family shelter, an 18-bed men’s shelter and can house up to five families short-term in a motel shelter

  • Serves three meals daily for up to 50 shelter residents


The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew has been supporting Grassroots in various capacities for many years:

  • Items needed for donation are announced at Liturgy and in the Sunday Bulletin

  • Grassroots compiles a Holiday Wish List every Fall and the parish decorates a “Giving Tree” with gifts from the list


For more information contact Cynthia Pappas.