Potomac Community Resources, Inc. (PCR) is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the inclusion of persons with developmental differences–intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)– into all aspects of community life. Founded in 1994 by a small group of families at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Parish, PCR today serves hundreds of individuals and families in our region. We accomplish our mission by:
- Providing award-winning therapeutic, social, recreational, and respite care programs;
- Connecting people with I/DD to services and supports that help them live healthy, fulfilling, and independent lives, and by public education and public policy advocacy;
- Creating new Spanish-language and American Sign Language resources for people with I/DD and their families;
- Supporting community-based organizations with similar missions; and
- Creating community-based, safe, and affordable housing opportunities for people with I/DD.
Visit Our Programs Overview page to learn more about PCR programs.
To view presentations on helpful services and supports (e.g. adult disability services, SSI, and much more), visit the Transition Times Virtual Info Sessions page.
To view an easy-to-use directory of services available in the community, visit our Community Resources Directory page.
As part of PCR’s work to support community-based organizations with similar missions, PCR has assisted other faith and community groups to create new programs for persons with developmental differences. This work has resulted in the start-up of Upcounty Community Resources, Inc. in the Darnestown/Gaithersburg area (ucresources.org); Brookland Community Resources, Inc. in Northeast Washington, DC (brooklandcr.org); Southern Maryland Community Resources, Inc. serving St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles counties (somdcr.org); Prince George’s Community Resources (pgcr.org); and Comunidad de Recursos Hispanos (cdrh.org), serving individuals with developmental differences whose first language is Spanish. PCR partners with Catholic Charities of Washington and the Archdiocese of Washington’s Department of Special Needs Ministries in this replication work.
Our Awards & Recognitions
|Catalogue for Philanthropy recognition as “one of the best” small charities in the region||Montgomery County Executive Certificate of Recognition & Appreciation|
|American Therapeutic Recreation Association Organization Award||Maryland Recreation and Parks Association Innovative Program Award|
|The Maryland Respite Care Coalition Outstanding Respite Care Provider Organization Award||Montgomery County HHS recognition of PCR’s “commitment to mission and a culture of excellence”|
We are grateful to those who provided our start-up funding, Marriott Foundation, Montgomery County Health and Human Services, and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Parish.