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Greenbelt CARES

About the Program

Established in 1974, Greenbelt CARES is a community based, family oriented counseling program dedicated to promoting responsible behavior and appropriate family management skills. We provide counseling services for families at our Wednesday Night Family Clinic, and individuals and families may receive counseling services on other days and times as available. We also offer weekly group counseling services to our local schools.

Summer Tutoring Camp
Greenbelt CARES is once again offering Summer Tutoring Camp from July 2-August 2 from 12:30-3:30, M-TH at the Springhill Lake Recreation Center Clubhouse, 6101 Cherrywood Lane. Please download informational flyer and registration form in English and Spanish here.

Crisis Counseling
Our Crisis Intervention Counselors work in collaboration with the Greenbelt Police Department to offer immediate services to individuals who come into contact with the police, often as a result of a crime or other emergency situation.

Education / Work
Our Vocational / Educational Counselor offers GED preparatory classes, an individual and group tutoring program to assist students in school, and an ODD JOBS/JOB BANK program, to help people with the world of work and help citizens with odd jobs around the community.

Greenbelt Assistance in Living Program, GAIL

Established in 2001, the GAIL program provides information, assistance, case management, counseling programs and services for seniors and adults with disabilities and their caregivers residing within the city limits of Greenbelt. For information call 301-345-6660.

Anger Management Training

CARES offers an Anger Management training two times a year.  Participants learn constructive strategies to handle conflict in their daily lives.  The training is nine sessions long and is offered on Monday evenings.  Participants must attend all 9 sessions to complete the training and receive a certificate of completion.

SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. CARES began offering this group in the Fall of 2016. CARES counselors facilitate the group where participants learn tools for addiction recovery. The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors.

Local Resources
We maintain an up-to-date referral listing of local resources, such as support groups and shelters. Many of our services are free of charge and available to Greenbelt residents and those in surrounding communities.

So, be sure to visit "Quick Tips" where we hope to offer you a new perspective on issues, provide new techniques and different solutions to the challenges families face.

Check out our Links page for helpful resources.

Contact Us
Elizabeth Park, Ph.D.

25 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Ph: 301-345-6660