Potomac Community Resources, Inc. (PCR) is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that encourages and supports the full inclusion of persons with intellectual and developmental differences into all aspects of community life.
PCR fulfills our mission by providing 35 innovative, therapeutic, social, recreational, and respite care programs for teens and adults with developmental differences, including individuals with multiple disabilities and complex medical needs, and by fostering an inclusive community of people of all abilities. PCR’s dynamic programs are designed to encourage our members’ personal growth, friendships, and healthy lifestyles, and to provide support to their family members and caregivers.
PCR’s programs include music enjoyment and performance, therapeutic movement and exercise, respite care for individuals with significant and moderate care needs, discussion groups for men and women, communication skills, basketball, art therapy, a social club, photography, information sessions for parents of youth who are transitioning from high school to adult services, and many special events throughout the year. (Please see PCR Programs below.)
Over 500 Montgomery County teens and adults with developmental differences benefit from PCR’s programs.
PCR also assists 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.
We also undertake special projects consistent with our mission, including the construction of a home for individuals with developmental differences, our James M. Sullivan Memorial House, and we engage in public policy advocacy.
PCR’s program excellence, operational efficiency, and good governance practices have been recognized by a number of awards, including four-time Catalogue for Philanthropy recognition as “one of the best small charities in Greater Washington.”
- Tricia Sullivan Respite Care I & II
- Communication Counts (speech & communication skills)
- Men’s Discussion Groups
- Women’s Discussion Group
- NoteAbles (music therapy & enjoyment)
- Movin’ Along (exercise and movement)
- Rhythmic Movement (wheelchair dance)
- M&T Bank Basketball
- A.C.E. (Aerobic & Core Exercise)
- Wednesday Art
- Phabulous Photographers
- Studio 3F (monthly social club)
- Special Events: Beach Party, Gen Ryan Memorial Barbecue, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Garden Club (seasonal craft activities), Transition Times (monthly informational group for families and professionals of youth transitioning from high school to adult services)
- Graduate Transition Program at Montgomery College
- Patricia Sullivan Benefit Dinner
Programs meet at locations throughout Montgomery County.
PCR is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, EIN 52-2286949.