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PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Charles County
Cara Fogarty

Michelle Sullivan

St. Mary's County

Nonprofit Spotlight:

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Picture this:

-You want to go see a new movie on opening night, but you need someone to drive you.

-You need to go to the grocery store, but you need someone to help you count your money.

-You need to take a shower and get dressed, but you need help getting out of bed.

These typical activities that make up your daily life can be real challenges for people with disabilities.

For over 25 years, Bay-Community Support Services has provided personalized services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Anne Arundel counties. Independence, meaningful community participation, and employment productivity are the cornerstones of the agency.

Bay-CSS is committed to the belief that every individual, regardless of their ability or disability, is afforded the opportunities and skills necessary to work, live, and participate in their local community. Its services are specially tailored to support varying levels of intellectual abilities and physical mobility.  

It is Bay-CSS' mission to help people with disabilities live meaningful lives. It operates with the belief that people with disabilities can have lives filled with joy, challenges, and ambition. Here’s a peek at some of the services offered:

Transportation: Drive almost 1,000 miles a day taking people with disabilities to work, volunteering, fun activities, shopping and more.  

Employment: Help people with disabilities discover their passion; then utilizing partnerships with 85+ community businesses, find people jobs and volunteer opportunities where they can learn valuable skills, and earn financial independence.

Fun and Learning: Day Activity Centers are hubs of fun, socializing, creativity, and learning experiences. Activity Centers are in St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Anne Arundel counties.

Bay-CSS hosts two large fundraisers each year: an accessible 5k/10k called the Walk, Run, & Roll in the spring, and a golf tournament in the fall.  The 14th Annual Golf Tournament is coming up on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Upper Marlboro. Golfers will enjoy a hot breakfast, nacho bar at the turn, carved top round for dinner, and unlimited Ruddy Duck Craft Beer during the tournament and during the reception. There will be multiple contests and silent auction prizes.

New this year is a Sip-n-Swing, a one-hour golf clinic and wine tasting that takes place during the tournament. Both events end at the same time so participants can enjoy the reception together.

Find out more about the golf tournament >>

For more information about Bay-CSS, its work, and events, contact Stephanie Raines.

Bay-CSS golf tournament flyer