Address:103 S Hickory AveBel Air, MD 21014Map & Directions
Services: LEGAL SERVICES: Provides assistance with civil (non-criminal) legal problems, including family and domestic disputes, housing, unemployment, public benefits issues and consumer problems. Services provided to disadvantaged elderly individuals include legal problems such as SSA, SSI, and Medicare, landlord problems, utility turn-offs, nursing home problems and assisted living. Will refer to other resources if cannot assist client. Will also provide mortgage foreclosure counseling and representation.
Hours: Intake hours are Tue & Thur, 9AM-Noon.
Eligibility: Limited income persons up to age 59. Senior citizens, ages 60 and older, have no income limitations.
Address:15 S Main St #106Suite 106Bel Air, MD 21014Map & Directions
Services: RENTAL ALLOWANCE PROGRAM: Must first sign up through the department of social services. Provides a rental subsidy to eligible participants for up to twelve months. The program is designed to give rental assistance to families in a crisis or transitional period. Program assists families in obtaining a stable housing situation. RENTAL ALLOWANCE PROGRAM INCOME LIMITS- Effective 2012Family size and gross monthly income:1 person $18,750 2 persons $21,450 3 persons $24,100 4 persons $26, 800 5 persons $28,950 6 persons $31,1007 persons $33,200 8 persons $35,350
Eligibility: Low-income persons with critical housing needs. Must have an additional source of income and a plan for financial improvement.
Address:2 S Bond St #300Bel Air, MD 21014Map & Directions
Services: Offers assistance in crisis situations as well as refers out to a food pantry. SERVICES:1) CRISIS SITUATION: Assists eligible families who are experiencing crisis situations, including homelessness(must pass a drug test), utility turn-offs, evictions, natural disasters (i.e., fires, floods), security deposits, and/or dire need for prescription medication (can be individuals). Also can assist persons stranded away from home or a job. Those families seeking financial assistance will be referred to the Community Action Agency.Can only be used once in a 24 month period. For eligible families who are experiencing crisis situations they will be referred to their local community action agency. DSS will assist if emergency medication is needed and funds are available.,
Eligibility: Low-income single adults and families with children.
Address:206 Courtland PlBel Air, MD 21014Map & Directions
Services: Offers a soup kitchen, tax assistance and financial assistance.SERVICES:1) SOUP KITCHEN: Provides a soup kitchen to anyone in need on Mon, 6PM. Also offers a small bag of non-perishable food items if available.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: OUT OF FUNDS AT THIS TIME 10/01/2012.Offers limited financial assistance to individuals needing help with an eviction notice, gas and electric turn off notice and security deposits. Call every Mon starting at 8:30AM to schedule an appointment, if possible. Appointments are scheduled on Tues. 3) TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: CLOSEDOffers assistance to seniors, people with disabilities and other low to moderate income taxpayers. Appointments available 2/1-4/15, Mon, 8:30AM-12:30PM. Electronic filing is available. Call 410-638-3425 to schedule an appointment.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.
Hours: See notes.
Eligibility: Anyone in need.
Address:21 Linwood AveBel Air, MD 21014Map & Directions
Services: OVERVIEW: Provides financial assistance, a soup kitchen, food assistance and grandparents support group. - - SERVICES: - 1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides financial assistance for evictions, gas and electric turn off notices, and security deposits. Individuals are eligible for assistance once a year and there are no income guidelines. - - 2) FOOD PANTRY: Provides one bag of non-perishable emergency food, once every 30 days. Call for assistance and to ensure service. - - 3) FAMILY FOOD: Offers perishable and non-perishable food to those in need. Targets families who do not qualify for any type of government assistance. EX: SNAP. Must have ID. This is held mid-month on a Sat, 9AM-12Noon. Call to check for dates. - - 4) FURNITURE MINISTRY: Provides furniture assistance, call and leave a message. - - 5) MANNA HOUSE: Offers a soup kitchen and groceries every Wed, 11:30AM-1PM. Open to anyone in need. - - 6) RAISING OUR CHILDREN'S KIDS SUCCESSFULLY (R.O.C.K.S): Offers a support group for grandparents raising their grandchildren. Meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Wed, 6:30-8PM in Room 202. Childcare is provided. If you have questions and/or concerns call 410-638-1936 Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM.
Documents To Bring: Depending on request, the information needed will be determined by the Director. Must have: utility turn-off/ court-ordered eviction notice, picture ID and proof of residence if not reflected on ID.
Address:125 N. Main Street/Rear EntranceBel Air, MD 21014Map & Directions
Services: OVERVIEW: Provides financial assistance and information to adults in need of mental health services. SERVICES: - 1) INFORMATION & REFERRAL: Offers information and referral for mental health resources. - - 2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides financial assistance for mental health prescriptions or lab tests and emergency assistance on a case by case basis. The person must have a certified mental illness and currently be in treatment. Call for more information. 3) INDEPENDENT HOUSING ASSISTANCE: Assists with security deposits for persons moving out of supervised facilities into their own home or from a homeless situation, on a case by case basis. The person must have a certified mental illness and currently be in treatment. This is only to be used as a last resort. 4) RESPITE CARE: Provides assistance with respite care for families of children/adolescents, up to 17 years old, with severe emotional disturbance. - - 5) GRIEVANCES/APPEALS: Assists with complaints in regard to the publicly funded mental health system. 6) EMPLOYMENT NETWORK: Provides the "Ticket to Work" program for people receiving a SSI or SSDI payments for mental health diagnosis.
Eligibility: Determined on a case by case basis. Most services require the client to have a state certified mental illness and currently be in treatment.
Documents To Bring: Call for information.
Address:BEdgewood, MD 21040Map & Directions
Services: Provides low-income resident emergency food, financial assistance and taxpreparation services. SERVICES: 1) COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY: Provides emergency non-perishable groceries based on size of household, need and what is available. Income eligible MEAP (Maryland Energy Assistance Program) recipients are eligible once a month; others are considered on a individual basis If eligible, groceries are available same day. Occasionally baby formula is available 2) EVICTION PREVENTION/ SECURITY DEPOSITS: Offers financial assistance for court-ordered evictions and mortgage assistance. Also assists with security deposits for individuals or families who are homeless or living in shelters. Provides up to $500 once a year as long as client can come up with the remainder from other organization(Salvation Army, FISH, Churches, etc.). The FAMILY must be homeless or in the verge of homelessness. Will only serve families with children 21 and younger.INCOME ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSISTANCE:Persons per Household Monthly Income1 $1,861.662 $2,521.663 $3,181.664 $3,841.665 $4,501.666 $5,161.66For each additional person, add $660.003) FINANCIAL CASE MANAGEMENT: Provides on-on-one case management services to help clients learn to manage their finances. Located at 626 Towne Center Drive, Suite 204, Joppa 21085. Individuals must be income eligible and should you the chart above to verify.4) GED: Offers 8-12 week GED preparation and adult basic education courses.5) JOB PREPARATION: Offers a one-week intensive job skills program that prepares people for the workforce.6) TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: CLOSEDProvides tax preparation assistance to all residents who made less than $50,000 on 1/28/12-4/7/2012.Call to schedule an appointment Mon-Thur, 8AM-6PM starting 1/3/2012. Call 410-510-7726 EX 230 to schedule an appointment or leave a voice mail message. Appointments are scheduled Tues and Thurs, 3-7PM; Sat, 10AM-3PM.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 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.
Hours: Mon-Thur, 8:30AM-12:30PM and closed 12:30AM-1:30PM. Individuals can receive food Mon-Fri, 8:30-11:30AM and Mon-Thur, 1:30-4PM **Please be advised- currently experiencing increase in volume, appointments may be late**
Eligibility: Low-income residents. Must meet 200% of poverty level. See notes for eligibility.
Address:8003 Corporate DrNottingham, MD 21236Map & Directions
Services: OVERVIEW: Provides vocational rehabilitation services for adults with severe, persistent mental illness, developmental and physical disabilities. Also provides case management and homelessness prevention for Veterans and their families. - - SERVICES: - 1) VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES DIVISION: Offers vocational evaluations, job skills training and employment possibilities. - - o VOCATIONAL EVALUATION/SKILLS TRAINING: Performs comprehensive assessments to help individuals explore career options based on aptitudes, abilities, interests, temperament, interpersonal skills, work habits and behaviors. - - o WORK ADJUSTMENT SERVICES: Helps individuals prepare for employment. Individuals develop work tolerance and job-readiness, while learning specific job skills. Program length depends on individual need. Upon successful completion of training, trainees may be referred to Employment Services for job placement. - - o EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Offers MHA or DDA funded individuals employment in the community with a high level of support. Individuals are placed into a wide variety of jobs based on their preferences, provided job coaching to ensure a successful transition, then provided with ongoing follow-up and support for the duration of their employment. Van transportation may be provided for individuals. - - 2) SUPPORT SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES: Serves very low income Veterans (both individuals and Veterans and their families) who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Veterans must have an Honorable or General Discharge and have served at least one day of active military service. Assists Veterans and Veteran families to address barriers to permanent housing. Assists in several Maryland counties. Call for more information. - - o CASE MANAGEMENT: Provides case management services, referrals to permanent housing placements, assistance with obtaining benefits, transportation, job readiness and job placement assistance, etc. - - o TEMPORARY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers limited financial assistance to help Veterans remain in or obtain permanent housing. Can assist with rent (not mortgage), utilities, security or utility deposits, moving costs, transportation, or child care. Only participants receiving case management services will be eligible for financial assistance.
Eligibility: Vocational Rehab: Individuals 18 or older, with physical, mental or developmental disabilities, including mental illness. SSVF: At least one day of active military service. Discharge other than dishonorable. Very low-income. Must be at immanent risk of becoming homeless OR newly homeless (within the past 3 months.)
Address:529 Edmund StAberdeen, MD 21001Map & Directions
Services: Offers an array of services to the residents of Harford County.SERVICES:1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides $100 (does not have to be the last $100) towards an eviction notice or a utility turn-off notice. The funds are paid directly to either the landlord or the utility provider. Must have current photo ID, proof of need, proof of income and social security card. Call to schedule an appointment. Appointments are scheduled within 48hours.2) FOOD PANTRY: Walk-in during business hours to receive one bag of non-perishable food. This is limited to once every 30 days. Must bring current photo ID and social security card. No referral needed.3) WRAPAROUND MENTORING: Provides 1-1 mentoring and goal setting with children in elementary and middle school and their families. Children that are served in this program exhibit behavioral problems at school or in the home. No referral needed. 4) SUMMER DAY CAMP: Offers children 4-15 a 7-week summer day camp. Walk-in for an application ($30) and return April-late June. The academic and recreational based camp is $475. Scholarships are available and will accept Purchase of Care vouchers. Installment payments accepted for the $475.5) 1ST TIME HOMEBUYER: Purchases and refurbishes homes in Harford County to resell them to low-moderate income families several times a year. There is a set income eligibility, the family must be at or below 50%-80% of the FPL. If the family is accepted into the program they will be required to take homebuyer workshops.6) ADDICTIONS SUPPORT: Spiritual peer support group, meets on Tue, 7-9PM.7) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE:o School Supplies 2012: Event Under the Tent runs the 2nd Sat in Sept. Provides school supplies, cleaning products, and food. The date will be 9/8/2012.o Thanksgiving 2012: Provides Thanksgiving baskets to those in need (about 100 families). Call early Sept to sign-up. Distribution will be 11/19/12.o Christmas 2012: Offers a Harvest Dinner the first Wed of December. Provides a hot meal, cleaning supplies, toys, hats, gloves, and gifts for seniors. No need to call, walk-in on 12/5/12.
Eligibility: Residents of Harford County in need of assistance.
Address:222 Law StAberdeen, MD 21001Map & Directions
Services: FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides financial assistance to those in need once every 12 months to assist with BGE turn-off notices, eviction prevention (Failure to Pay Rent Notice or Court Notice), security deposits (must have a lease) and prescriptions. Provides up to $100 for prescriptions and up to $75 for other financial concerns.
Eligibility: Open to anyone in need, who lives within the catchment area. Financial assistance is available once every 12 months.