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Maryland Foster Youth Resource

Address:
10 South St
Suite 304
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Telephone:
(410) 856-1700

Website:
http://www.mfyrc.org

Services:
Works with transitioning foster care youth or youth already out of the foster care system. Provides information and assistance helping youth prepare become self-sufficient. Also offers grants to possibly help with cost of living, a food and clothing closet, and a life skills curriculum.SERVICES:1) SAVE OUR FOSTER YOUTH (SOFY): Offers funds to assist youth with expenses such as food, gas and electric, rent, bus fare, furniture and possibly other household needs, on a case by case basis. Individuals are eligible for financial assistance once a year.2) FOSTER YOUTH INC (FYI): Teaches school aged foster youth about their rights and responsibilities while in foster care, and presents service and leadership opportunities for youth. Also educates the community about the foster care system, improvements recommended, and advocates for change.3) WALK-IN CLOSET: Provides donated items of non-perishable food items, diapers, baby clothing, casual and job interview clothing, shoes, and coats.4) PREP FOR SUCCESS LIFE SKILLS: Covers life skills topics that youth, 21-25 years old, will need to help them transition out of foster care.5) TRANSITIONAL HOUSING: Offers transitional housing up to 18 months through private landlords in the Baltimore area. This is a month to month agreement. Also provides wraparound services and provides in house therapy. Individuals must have a source of income, such as SSI, TCA, working, etc. For assistance with this program go to www.mfyrc.org, click on the About Us tab and select and complete the Client Intake Form. An Outreach Coordinator will contact the individual to schedule an appointment. Individuals can also call for assistance.6) VOLUNTEER SERVICE NAVIGATOR (VSN): Connects youth, ages 21- 25, with a seasoned adult to serve as a mentor, supporting and guiding youth with needed resources. Mentors work closely with MFYRC's Outreach Coordinator. Training is provided.7) EMPLOYMENT: Assists youth with career development by assessing skill sets, resume development, and interviewing skills. Works with community employers to provide information on job openings.For assistance with this program go towww.mfryc.org, click on the About Us tab and select and complete the Client Intake Form. An Outreach Coordinator will contact the individual to schedule an appointment. Individuals can also call for assistance.

Eligibility:
Transitioning foster care youth or youth already out of the foster care system.

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

-- Oscar Wilde

South Baltimore Emergency Rlf

Address:
110 E West St
Baltimore, MD 21230

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Telephone:
(410) 752-1336

Services:
Provides financial assistance, a food pantry and a clothing closet to residents within the catchment area. SERVICES: 1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Funds are available to assist with various emergency needs, including utilities (must have disconnect notice) and prescription medicine (James pharmacy only. No controlled substances). If the caller lives outside of the 21230 zip code they must obtain a referral and participate in a phone intake/screening. Referrals are accepted from: DSS or any human services agency which may include churches, hospitals, and schools. Will not accept a referral from CARES. Financial assistance is for individuals in Baltimore zipcodes 21223, 21225 and 21230. Do not help with water bills.2) FOOD PANTRY: Operates an emergency grocery program at 110 East West Street. A 3-day supply of canned goods is available on a monthly basis. Available to anyone in Baltimore City zipcodes except 21212, 21239 and 21218 (North of 33rd Street).3) CLOTHING: Offers used clothing on a first come first serve basis, for men, women and children. 4) DONATIONS: Accepts toiletries, baby items, non-perishable food, and paper products.

Hours:
Or by appointment.

Eligibility:
Anyone in need.

Baltimore City Office of Child Support Services

Address:
1 N Charles St #500
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Telephone:
(800) 332-6347

Website:
http://www.dhr.state.md.us

Services:
Oversees and administers all state social services programs. SERVICES: 1) ADOPTION: Provides information on all aspects of adoption, especially children with special needs. Call 1-800-392-3678. 2) ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: See separate listing for Adult Protective Services.3) CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES: Receives reports on any suspected incidents of child abuse or neglect. Call 1-800-332-6347. 4) CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT: Provides information regarding child support. Call 1-800-332-6347. 5) DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS: Receives complaints of discrimination because of race, color, age, sex, national origin, political beliefs, disability or religion. Call 1-800-332-6347. 6) FOSTER CARE: Provides information on all aspects of foster care, especially of children with special needs. Call 1-800-555-1345. 7) INDEPENDENCE CARD: Advises individuals to call local Department of Social Services (DSS) office. 1-800-332-6347. If you need to change your SNAP benefits information contact your case manager. The are able to change this information. If you live in Baltimore City you could also call: 410-244-3300. If you live in Baltimore County you could also call: 410-853-3077. 8) OFFICE OF HOME ENERGY PROGRAMS (OHEP): See separate listing for Office of Home Energy.ELIGIBILITY FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits, July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013: FAMILY SIZE GROSS MONTHLY INCOME MAXIMUM YEARLY 1 $ 1,628.95 $ 19,547.50 2 $ 2,206.45 $ 26,477.50 3 $ 2,783.95 $ 33,407.50 4 $ 3,361.45 $ 40,337.50 5 $ 3,938.95 $ 47,267.50 6 $ 4,516.45 $ 54, 197.50 Each additional person, add $ 577.50 $ 6,930.00 9) PRIMARY PREVENTION INITIATIVE (PPI): Answers questions about PPI, Maryland's program to promote preventive health care, immunizations, and school attendance for all TCA children. Call 1-800-332-6347.10) WELFARE FRAUD: Persons can report suspected welfare fraud in Maryland. Call 1-800-332-6347.11) PROJECT RETAIN: Strengthens job success for low wage workers by offering local support services and job retention activities. Helps employers keep workers on the job Call 1-800-332-6347. 12) MARYLAND OFFICE OF REFUGEES AND ASYLEES: See separate listing for Maryland Office of Refugees and Asylees. 13) SAIL QUESTIONS: Assists individuals with questions about the SAIL application by contacting DHR Constituent Services at 1-800-332-6347.

Eligibility:
Varies with program.

Honest Criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an aquaintance, or a stranger.

-- Franklin P Jones

Baltimore City Health Department

Address:
1001 E Fayette St
15th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Telephone:
(410) 396-2273

Website:
http://health.baltimorecity.gov/

Services:
Offers information on and referrals for financial aid, health care, housing, home repairs, insurance counseling, transportation, food, employment, legal services, adult day care and home care. Seasonal income tax assistance offered at some of the centers (see below).SERVICES:1) INFORMATION & REFERRAL (MAP): Provides information and assistance to seniors over 65 and adults over the age of 18 with a disability. 2) WATER BILL DISCOUNT: Offers assistance to apply for a discount program which entitles those to a 30% discount on water and sewer rates. For senior citizens, 65 and older who are city residents and whose household income does not exceed $25,000. 3) EMERGENCY FOOD: Provides case-by-case assessments for senior citizens who may be in need of emergency food. In some cases, groceries may be delivered to seniors in need of assistance. 4) **TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: CLOSED Updated in bold. All will begin beginning of February. For seniors (persons 55 and older) an persons with low to moderate income only. Applicants must bring:-- Valid photo ID for self and spouse-- A Social Security card for EACH family member.-- W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2011.-- Child care provider - name, address and tax ID number.-- All banking account information (a voided check and/or savings deposit slip). -- A copy of last year's tax return.-- Any document or information about money received from the IRS, including the advanced Child Tax Credit.-- All 1099 forms for other income, if any.-- Any other tax related documents.NOTE: Every adult listed on the tax form must come to sign the return.LOCATIONS:1) Action in Maturity, 3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211. Call 410-889-7915. 2) Allen Center for Senior Citizens, 1404 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. Call 410-685-6224. Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri, 8:30AM-3:30PM. TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: CLOSED. Offered 2/2-4/15, Wed, 10AM-2PM. Call 410-685-6224 to schedule an appointment. 3)Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore, MD 21225.,

Eligibility:
Individuals 55 and older. See notes for individual programs.

Maryland Legal Aid

Address:
29 W Susquehanna Ave #305
Suite 305
Baltimore, MD 21204

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Telephone:
(410) 427-1800

Website:
http://www.mdlab.org

Services:
LEGAL: Provides legal services to eligible persons with a variety of civil (non-criminal) cases. Including but not limited to,

Hours:
Intake hours are Mon and Thur, 9AM-2:00PM.

Eligibility:
Low-income including senior citizens, 60 and over. (See notes).

People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.

-- Wayne Dyer

Christian Fellowship Assistants

Address:
3445 Falls Rd
Hampden United Methodist Church
Baltimore, MD 21211

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Telephone:
(410) 243-1997

Services:
Provides afood pantry, clothing bank, and limited financial assistance to individuals with utility turn-off notices, water bill turn-off notices and prescription medicines when funds are available. Also accepts donations. SERVICES:1) FOOD PANTRY: Offers non-perishable food items Wed, 9AM-Noon. Bring pictureID andproof of residence, no referral or proof of incomerequired. Clients canaccess the pantryonetime per month. Formula, baby food and toiletries are occasionally available. Call with special requests (baby formula, special dietary needs) before going to the pantry. 2) CLOTHING BANK: Provides clothing for adults and children available at the same time as food pantry. Diapers and other baby productsareoccasionally available, as are household goods and toys. There is a small fee for each item. 4) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Assists with water turn off notices and prescription medicationexpense when funds are available. ONLY for residents of 21209 (Mt. Washington) and 21211. 5) DONATIONS: Accepts donations of food, clothes, hygiene products, baby food and other baby items, household goods, toys, andfurniture. Open for drop-offs, Mon, 8-11AM and Wed, 9AM-Noon.

Eligibility:
Low-income adults.

Zion Baptist Church

Address:
1700 N Caroline St
Baltimore, MD 21213

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Telephone:
(410) 837-4181

Website:
http://www.zionbaptistchurchmd.org

Services:
Offers a food pantry and financial assistance to those living in the catchment area.SERVICES: 1) FOOD PANTRY: Provides non-perishable food items on the 3rd & 4th Sat, 10AM-Noon.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers emergency financial assistance, when available, to subsidize BGE turn off notices and eviction prevention. Assistance is provided on Tue and Thur, 10-11:45AM. Individuals can onlyreceiveassistance once per year.

Eligibility:
Individuals 18 and older.

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.

-- Roy L Smith

Trinity Baptist Church

Address:
1601 Druid Hill Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217

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Telephone:
(410) 728-0797

Website:
http://www.tbcbaltimore.org

Services:
Provides limitedfinancialassistance and a soup kitchen to residents of Baltimore City.SERVICES:1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides limitedfinancialassistance, $25 for BGE turn-off and eviction prevention every Tue and Thur, 12-2PM. Will help people living in section 8/public housing. Do not have to be MEAP eligible. 2) SOUP KITCHEN: Serves meals on Tue and Thur, 12Noon.3) CLOTHING CLOSET: Clothing is available to the catchment area on Thur, 12Noon.

Hours:
See notes for program hours.

Eligibility:
Open to those in catchment area.

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St. Joseph's Monastery Parish Office

Address:
251 S Morley St
Baltimore, MD 21229

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Telephone:
(410) 566-0877

Website:
http://www.stjosephsmonasteryparish.org

Services:
EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers financial aid for eviction, BG&E turn off notices and prescriptions for residents of 21229 ONLY. Individuals can call for an application before receiving a turn off notice or an eviction notice. Individuals do not have to be eligible for MEAP and can live in public housing.,

Eligibility:
Low-income residents in need living with in the catchment area.

Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

-- Albert Camus

Southeast CDC

Address:
3323 Eastern Ave #200
Baltimore, MD 21224

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Telephone:
(410) 342-3234

Website:
http://www.southeastcdc.org

Services:
Provides housing counseling, community development opportunities, tax assistance and accepts donations to be used for community events. SERVICES: 1) PRE PURCHASE HOUSING COUNSELING & FORECLOSURE PREVENTION COUNSELING: Offers a housing counseling program for first time home buyers in Baltimore City ONLY. Provides reverse mortgage counseling to individuals 62 and older,foreclosure housing counseling for those at risk of being foreclosed,budgeting help for those with credit issues,financial literacy counseling. Also, helps clients access neighborhood specific loan programs, will provide referrals to lawyers if applicable and can advocate on clients' behalf with lenders. 2) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:Provides support for business owners in Highlandtown, such as,neighborhood improvement projects in Highlandtown and Bayview.Provides Healthy Neighborhood loan products in Highlandtown and Bayview 3) DONATIONS: Accepts tools for community events, such as, brooms, rakes, shovels, gloves, bags and pick-up trucks.4) TAX PREPARATION 2012: CLOSED.Offers free tax preparation to single filers who made less than $25,000 or households who made less than $50,000 in 2011. Call 211MD Mon-Fri, 8AM-5PM to schedule an appointment or sign-up online at www.bmorefreetax.org. Appointments only. Tue, 11AM-4PM; Wed, 10AM-6PM; Fri, 9AM-1PM & Sat, 9AM-Noon (for Spanish speakers only).Must bring the following:-- Valid photo ID for self and spouse.-- A Social Security card for EACH family member.-- W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2011.-- Child care provider - name, address and tax ID number.-- All banking account information (a voided check and/or savings deposit slip).-- A copy of last year's tax return.-- Any document or information about money received from the IRS, including the advanced Child Tax Credit.-- All 1099 forms for other income, if any.-- Any other tax related documents.NOTE: Every adult listed on the tax form must come to sign the return.Will prepare the following,, 1040's (1040EZ, 1040A and 1040),, 1040 with Schedule A (Itemization),, Schedule B (Interest and Dividends),, Schedule C-EZ (Business Income with No Inventory, No Cash Accounting, No Expenses over $5,000),, EITC,, R (Credit for Elderly and Disabled),, Form 1040V (Payment Vouchers),, Form 1040ES (Individual Estimated Tax Payment),, Form 2441 (Child and Dependent Care Credit),, Form 8863 (Education Credits),, Form 8812 (Additional Child Tax Credit),, Maryland FormsWill NOT prepare the following,, Schedule C (Profit or Loss from a Business, Inventory Expenses over $5,000, Complicated Accounting like Accrual),, Schedule D Capital Gains (Selling Stock, will do some but not Complicated-over 3),, Schedule E (Rental Income),, Form SS-5 (Request for a Social Security Number),, Form 2106 (Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses),, Form 3903 (Moving Expenses),, Form 8606 (Non-deductible IRA),, Form 8615 (Tax for Children Under 14 with Investment Income)

Hours:
Evening and weekend appointments available.

Eligibility:
Housing counseling open to anyone. Certain homeownership and business incentives may only be available in target neighborhoods. Tax preparation asssitance is for MD residents.

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