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Delegate Nicole Williams Newsletter - October

Dear Neighbors and Friends -


As we welcome the fall season, I wish all Prince George’s County families the continuation of a successful working year! During the month of October, we welcome a time of transition and transformation into the season of chilly weather and cozy sweaters. October is also a month that brings more awareness to breast cancer, domestic violence, LGBTQ+ history, Hispanic culture, and ADHD.

Although this newsletter serves the community with uplifting incentives, it’s important to highlight events that shake our surroundings. On September 11th, 2023, 16-year-old Jayda Medrano Moore was shot and killed at DuVal High School, trying to protect her brother. According to her family and community, Jayda was an intelligent, athletic, and vibrant young spirit. A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family pay for burial expenses for Jayda Medrano Moore.


-Nicole


 

Article of The Month


Linda Ivy Chosen as Greenbelt's Outstanding Citizen for 2023



On September 1st, during the Labor Day Festival, Linda Ivy was chosen as Greenbelt's Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Linda Ivy served as Greenbelt Labor Day Festival's president for the past 15 years and has helped make possible the rides and amusements that local citizens enjoy. Ivy started working with the Labor Day Festival.


 

Nicole In The Community


Roberta’s House Ribbon Cutting of their New Prince George’s County Location


Roberta’s House is a safe space where children, teens, and adults discover they are never alone in their grief. The volunteers of Roberta’s house, along with a staff of professionals, assist children, teens, and adults on how to experience and express their feelings healthily. Delegate Nicole Williams and Delegate Martinez were able to attend the grand opening of the new Prince George’s County location.


 

District 22's Food Distribution


All members of the community are welcome to District 22's Food Distribution every Thursday, in partnership with the Latin American Youth Center, starting on October 12th, at noon.


 

The 22nd District Legislators host: 6th Annual Prince George's County Ice Cream Social


The 22nd District Legislators hosted a meet and greet with Superintendent House to hear his vision, share your concerns, and learn of updates from us on public education and public safety in Prince George's County Public Schools.


 

Community Advisory Team (CAT)



The Purple Line Outreach team will be hosting their 11th round of CAT meetings virtually beginning in October. During sessions, attendees will hear project updates from the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP).

The date for Riverdale Park-Glenridge/New Carrollton will be Thursday, November 2, 2023.

If there are questions your community would like to have addressed during the meeting, please send them to our Outreach Team by October 19th, 2023.


 

Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Community Listening Session (Virtual)


Please Join the members of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland for our virtual community listening session, a forum intended for community members to engage with Black Caucus members meaningfully.


 

Purple Line Community Advisory Team (CAT)



Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP) is launching a new community grant program, Beyond the Rails, to provide financial support for local groups working to improve our local communities. Please click the graphic above to visit the Beyond the Rails webpage for additional details and to access the application form. The deadline for groups to submit applications for our initial group of grants is November 30, 2023.


 

National Pedestrian Safety Month


Join the Transit Caucus of Maryland in spreading the importance of pedestrian safety! For instance, someone can share a photo of a new sidewalk, a repainted or new crosswalk, or a hawk signal.


The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) has announced that qualified plug-in electric vehicle owners can apply for a new HOV (High-Occupancy Vehicle) permit. The MVA began accepting applications on June 12th through this portal or by visiting an MVA branch office. Please note that prior permit holders should remove expired vehicle permits and reapply for new ones. The new program includes a $5 application fee and is valid through September 30th, 2025. Any further information regarding the new HOV permit program can be found using this link.


 

Resources


Pop-Up Community Clinics

Clinicas Communitaria



St Matthews/San Mateo Church is offering free primary care health services every first Sunday and last Tuesday of each month (Primer Domingo y ultimo martes de cada mes).

These services will be held from 9 am to 3 pm.


Address:

5901 36th Avenue

Hyattsville MD, 20782


Call or Text for an Appointment:

240-258-8583

Mande Un Texto O Llame A:

240-258-8583


 

Housing



Prince George's County Department of Housing Community Development 2023-2024 Affordable Housing Portfolio:


The portfolio lists over forty upcoming and completed senior living communities and multi-family dwellings, now available to County residents. If you want to access more information about the new portfolio, you can watch the promotional video here.


If you are currently facing housing or rental concerns due to financial hardship, the organizations listed below can provide some support:


  • Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund offers support mortgage relief, weatherization, housing counseling, and legal services.

  • Housing Counseling Services Inc. offers a variety of MD housing and rental assistance resources including but not limited to housing counseling, foreclosure prevention, utility assistance, and veteran support services

  • 211 Maryland's database can connect you with local programs and resources, call 2-1-1 to speak with an Information and Referral Specialist or visit their website


 

Need Health Insurance?



Do you need Health Insurance? 

Prince George's County Health Connect enrolls county residents 18 to 64 in health insurance. Enrollment can be done in person or over the telephone. Bilingual navigators are available Monday through Friday, free of charge. 


Necesitas un Segura de Salud?

Prince George's County Health Connect inscribe a los residents del condado de 18 a 64 años en un seguro de salud. La inscripción see puede hacer en persona y por teléphono. 


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