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While families are struggling during COVID, We Care and Friends is keeping the kids warm this holiday season as utilities are being cut off and outside is the only place to visit friends.

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We Care and Friends office in the Stanton Center
92W. Washington Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Annapolis, MD 21401

If you are interested in joining our programs as a participant, mentor or donor, contact us at 443-370-8024 or email

Welcome to We Care and Friends

The Safety Net for the Safety Net!

In honor of our founder and retired leader, Mr. Larry Griffin:

We Care and Friends has made a commitment to maximize all agendas taken on by Larry over the last three decades.

We have enlisted an outstanding board of directors and a dynamic administrative team to execute our grassroots agendas.

We Care and Friends is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, supported by grants , and mostly generous contributions from individuals like you.

Your tax-deductible contributions will help us advance our movements to create strong families and communities in areas affected by substance abuse, poverty, and crime.

Your help is greatly needed, and the opportunities are endless.

Founder: Larry L. Griffin Jr.

Board of Directors

J.D. Zachry-Chairman

Dr. Randolph Rowel-Vice Chairman

Justin Roudiez – Treasurer

Lauren Smedley-Secretary

Miguel Dennis-Law Enforcement/Community Liaison

Rachel Griffin-Senior Advisor to Social Services

Christana Cain

Vernon Wallace Jr.

Beth Laking – Fundraising Organizer

Shelton Willett – C.E.O.

Christopher Towns-Community Outreach Director

Kenyatta Rowel- Grants Manager

Sue Farrell- Administrative Assistant

Maritza Brown- Community Outreach Latina

To Support Financially Please click the link below.

“Why We Care”, the documentary – Premiere Event

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join us as we honor Larry Griffin during the premiere of Why We Care, a documentary about his life and work. Enjoy wine, light hors d’oeuvres and live music by Larry Griffin and Jasacatu, followed by the film screening. This event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased for $30/person at

February 2, 2013 – 6:30 to 9:00PM

Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD

Produced and directed by Bruce Burns, Why We Care is the story of an ordinary man, who through self-destructive behavior, became homeless, drug-addicted and jailed.  It is also the story of an extraordinary man, who through self-determination, perseverance and dedication turned his life around and used his experiences to change the lives of those in the community most in need.  Why We Care is the story of Larry Griffin, recently named one of the “13 Newsmakers for 2013” by The Capital newspaper.

Please note that all ticket sales go directly toward We Care and Friends.


Larry Griffin, named 2013 Newsmaker

We Care and Friends’ founder, Larry Griffin, has been named one of the 13 Newsmakers of 2013 by The Capital newspaper.  This group of 13 has been selected  as it is expected that they “will help shape the region’s economic, cultural, political and educational landscape in the new year.”

Read the full January 6, 2013 article in The Capital.