Department of Social Services Agent

The Department of Social Services helps individuals and families in need by offering various programs to lift them up into a more secure, healthy, and productive life. Some of the programs include job training and assistance, blind services, childcare assistance, food stamps, healthcare options, and crisis response.

BACC does not have a Department of Social Services representative on location at this time. For now, please contact DSS directly through the main Prince George’s county line (301) 909-7000 or through the Customer Service Unit number (301) 909-7025.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP is a governmental program that helps families in need to supplement their food budgets so they can have access to healthy foods to eat. Healthy food shouldn’t be a luxury. Everyone needs proper nutrition, and this program gives families the boost they need during tough times to afford foods to keep them healthy.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is a program that focuses on low-income, pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants, and children 4 and under to have access to nutritious foods and nutrition education as well as health care. WIC foods include things like infant cereal, vitamin C-rich fruit or vegetable juice, eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, canned fish, tofu, and baby foods to name a few.

Medical Assistance (MA)

MA, also known as Medicaid, is an insurance program that provides access to free or low-cost medical care for millions of low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. From our free computer lab, clients can access medical assistance online via the Maryland Health Connection.

Food Supplement and Free Bread

Our food pantry provides free bread and fresh produce when available as well as food for individuals who are unable to get assistance through food stamps or for those whose food assistance is insufficient. Those who qualify for our food pantry will be given a card that’s good for monthly food stamp visits for 1-6 months, stamped each time they visit. Low-sugar/low-salt diets and allergies are accommodated. We purchase food from the Capital Area Food Bank and receive donations of food from Beltsville Seventh-day Adventist Church members as well as local retailers.

Prevent Eviction/Foreclosure Or Utility Shut-Off

For individuals in Beltsville who have fallen on tough times, BACC is here to help with emergency services to help our guests remain in their homes with financial assistance for rent/mortgage to pay utilities to keep electricity and water flowing in our guests’ homes.

Free Computer Usage

A computer or internet access is something that not everyone can afford which can put those in search of work at a huge disadvantage. BACC offers computer access that is free for guests for general use which can give users access to résumé preparation and job applications or for access to computer classes that offer beginner and intermediate certifications in Microsoft Office that could help our guests in obtaining work. Our computer lab also offers access to SAIL (Service Access and Information Link) for Prince George’s DSS Services. Additionally, our computers are open for job searches and accessing Maryland Health Connection for medical assistance.

Grievance and Prayer Support

Coping with feelings of grief is unique to each individual. There’s no set schedule or blueprint for how someone deals with grief; it is a complex and deeply personal process. We have an on-site chaplain available to give spiritual guidance and prayer and to simply listen to you.

Other BACC Services

At BACC, we care about the emotional, physical, and spiritual health of all. We do our best to help those in need and provide any kind of emergency assistance, financial or otherwise, that we can.

Rental Assistance (Case-by-case basis)

Sometimes the unexpected happens and when it does, you may have problems keeping up with bills like rent. We can help those having problems making ends meet by providing assistance with rent payments to stop eviction from occurring.

Spiritual Guidance

Our on-site chaplain is available to provide spiritual guidance and support for all during times of crisis.

Mental Health Services

Our professional counselors will help individuals who may be experiencing a mental health issue to find help and resources to receive treatment and maintain good emotional health.

Serving the Public Schools

BACC is dedicated to serving the Prince George’s County Public Schools to provide services and help those in need. We provide backpacks filled with school supplies for children at the beginning of the school year, clothing, and classroom supplies for teachers.