Laurel Helping Hands Youth Services Bureau


To strengthen families and help youth thrive by equipping parents with the skills necessary to meet the developmental needs of children up to 18 years- so that youth can maximize their potential at home, in school and in the community.


Established in 2017, Laurel Helping Hands is a community-based, family-oriented counseling program dedicated to promoting responsible behavior and appropriate family management skills. Individuals and families may receive counseling services at scheduled times during the week. We also offer weekly group counseling services at local public schools.


The staff at Laurel Helping Hands is committed to providing collaborative counseling tailored to the individual needs of the client. Our counseling services are designed to support healthy behaviors and emotional growth and to improve family and peer relationships. We partner with each family to tailor a course of treatment that fits their particular needs and to create a positive change for their youth, adolescence, and family.

Families come to our program with their child/ren having challenges with a variety of issues. While the list below is not comprehensive, we've had success with youth experiencing:

  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Bullying
  • Decision-making
  • Family conflict
  • Grief and loss
  • Lack of social skills
  • Parenting
  • Personal development
  • School performance
  • Social withdrawal

Telehealth Services

Laurel Helping Hands is now providing services via telehealth. Please click here to learn more.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening mental health crisis please call 911 or the Prince George's County Crisis hotline at 301-429-2185. If you are experiencing a non-life threatening crisis, please call 202-821-8719 between 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Saturday.

For all other reasons, please call 240-294-1304. Leave your name, the best way to reach you, and a brief message, and someone will get in touch with you.

***Laurel Helping Hands Youth Services Bureau is funded, in part, by Prince George’s County Department of Family Services and Commission for Children, Youth and Families (DFS/CYFD). The information in this publication does not necessarily reflect the views of the Department,   Commission or County.***