We all need a little hope sometimes.

Struggling to make ends meet? HOPE is here for you. We are a dedicated non-profit organization serving families in St. Mary’s County with essential resources and support to build a brighter future.

21641 Great Mills Rd Lexington Park, MD 20653

Do you need rent or utility assistance?

The HOPE office is open on Monday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for walk-ins. We can assist you with rent and utility grant questions or to pick up an application.

To submit an online rent or utility grant application, click on the program tab above for a link to the grant application.

You can give HOPE a call at 301-737-2870, for up-to-date information.

Our Programs

Rent & Utility Assistance

We provide rent, utility, and other financial grants to help families stay on their feet during tough times.

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Food Assistance

The Church of the Ascension food pantry is open on Monday & Thursday, 9 am – 11:15 am. ID is required and visits are limited to once a week.

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Circles USA Program

Join our CirclesSMC program, where we connect struggling families with an Ally & resources to help lift your family out of poverty.

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Get in touch with Hope St. Mary’s


21641 Great Mills Road
Lexington Park, MD 20653


Walk-In Hours

Monday & Thursday, 9 am – 11:15 am