Spotlight On Maryland Is On Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc.,(LARS)

Gina Crash Caught Up With LARS' Executive Director Leah Paley!
Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services Executive Director Leah Paley with a Sardis Restaurant worker who helped distribute meals
LARS Executive Director Leah Paley with a Sardis Restaurant worker Photo credit Photo Courtesy of Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc.

This week on Spotlight on Maryland, Gina Crash spoke with Leah Paley, Executive Director of Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc., (LARS). LARS' mission is to enable homeless and low-income people in Laurel, MD who are in crisis to achieve stability and long-term self-sufficiency.

Their services include a food pantry, financial assistance, homeless services, permanent supportive housing and their Self-Sufficiency Program. Their service area includes parts of Prince George's zip codes 20707 and 20708, Howard County zip code 20723 and Anne Arundel County zip code 20724.

Leah and Gina spoke about the increased need for rental and food assistance during the pandemic and the upcoming challenges once the eviction moratorium is lifted. Leah also shared how COVID-19 has impacted their operations and team.

For more information about LARS, visit You can also find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Click below to listen to the interview.