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Baltimore County Social Services

Address:
130 Chartley Dr
Reisterstown, MD 21136

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(5 Miles Away - Go to: Reisterstown, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 853-3010

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

Services:
SOCIAL SERVICES: Provides access to social service programs, such as Medical Assistance (MA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Emergency Assistance to Families with Children (EAFC), Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), and Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP). - - *Note about MEAP: People can request a referral from Towson(Drumcastle) to pick-up and submit MEAP applications at this location.

Eligibility:
Low-income persons.

Documents To Bring:
Call for information. Program dependent.


Northeast Social Action Program

Address:
1046 S Carroll St
Hampstead, MD 21074

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(6 Miles Away - Go to: Hampstead, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 239-6216

Website:
http://www.nesapinc.org

Services:
OVERVIEW:Provides a food pantry; holiday, back to school, energy, prescription, fuel & eviction prevention assistance, and a thrift store.SERVICES:1) EMERGENCY FOOD: Provides non-perishable food items. Call Mon-Fri to schedule an appointment. No referral needed.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers assistance with eviction prevention, gas and electric bill, water bills, prescription and fuel assistance. May also provide help with miscellaneous expenses, call for more details. Also provides information and referrals to programs that may help pay for these services. Call Mon-Fri 9AM-3PM to set up an appointment.3) THRIFT STORE: Sells donated clothing and household items at a nominal charge. Store is available Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9AM-3PM & Tues, Thur 9AM-8PM.4) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2011: CLOSEDo THANKSGIVING: Provides food baskets to families in need. Call the beginning of November to sign up.o CHRISTMAS: Provides food baskets to families in need. Call the beginning of December to sign up. *Also provides a gift sign up for Hampstead and Manchester residents only. 5) SCHOOL SUPPLIES 2012:Offers school supplies and book bags to residents of 21074 and 21102 only. Call before 8/13 to sign-up.6) DONATIONS: Accepts food, clothing and household items. NO furniture, televisions, computers or mattresses are not accepted.

Eligibility:
Low-income residents. See notes.


Salvation Army Carroll County

Address:
300 Hahn Rd
Westminster, MD 21157

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(10 Miles Away - Go to: Westminster, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 876-9358

Website:
http://www.tsamwv.org

Services:
Offers holiday assistance, furniture vouchers and financial assistance for evictions and utility turn-offs. SERVICES: 1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers financial assistance for legal evictions, utility turn-offs (must have a referral from Human Services of Carroll County), emergency food, medical supplies, prescriptions, and home heating fuel. Seasonal. Applicants need to provide proper identification, proof of income and proof of need. 2) FURNITURE VOUCHERS: Available for fire victims. 3) FOOD PANTRY: Offers non-perishable and perishable food items to individuals in need. Mustprovide proper identification, proof of income and proof of need. 4) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012: CLOSED REGISTRATION SEPT 17-28. Must come in to fill out an application. No referral needed. o THANKSGIVING: NO assistance this year.o CHRISTMAS: Will provide gift cards for food, gifts for children under 12. Bring three gift suggestions (less than $30) for each child. Also acceptsdonations ofclothing, food, toys, shoes, toiletries, coats and gloves.MUST have ALL of the following required documentation: --Valid Maryland ID card --Proof of all income sources (pay stubs/DSS/child support, food stamp letter) --Proof of expenses (current electric, gas, oil, water bills; car payment and insurance, etc) --Proof of residence (Section 8, public housing or HUD) --Must provide the paper including the break-down of family members, monthly rent and birth certificates for all children, ages 12 years and under --Must know the clothing & shoe sizes, and 3 specific gift suggestions for all children (only for children 12 and under)

Eligibility:
Open to any resident.


The Shepherd's Staff

Address:
30 Carroll St
Westminster, MD 21158

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(10 Miles Away - Go to: Westminster, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 857-5944

Website:
http://www.shepstaff.org

Services:
Provides support services to residents of Carroll county. SERVICES:1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides assistance with rent, mortgage, utility bills, oil, burial assistance, prescriptions, job-related transportation, and medical/optical (eyeglasses) bills. There is no maximum on financial assistance. It is all case-by-case. Considers all emergency situations. Must go to Human Service Programs of Carroll County first. Provides assistance Mon, Tue, Fri, 10AM-2PM and Thur, 3-7PM.2) THE SHEPHERD'S TABLE: Provides a meal Fri, 12-1PM.3) EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY: Provides non-perishable food on an emergency basis and also has infant formula. as available. In Summer, may have produce. Call to see what's available. If food is not available, will refer individuals to Food Sunday in the Human Services building.,

Eligibility:
Varies, call for more information.


Human Services Program of Carroll County

Address:
10 Distillery Dr
Suite G
Westminster, MD 21157

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(10 Miles Away - Go to: Westminster, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 857-2999

Website:
http://www.hspinc.org

Services:
Strives to meet the basic needs of at-risk low-income people in Carroll County. SERVICES: 1) HOMELESS SHELTERS: Operates men's, women's and children's, Safe Haven, domestic violence, and cold weathershelters. Residents may stay in emergency shelter programs up to twelve weeks. A referral from an agency is not necessary. Must have a clean drug screen to enter shelter and participate in treatment programs if applicable.o SAFE HAVEN HOMELESS SHELTER: Provides long-term safe accommodations for homeless men and women, who have a serious, diagnosed mental illness. Some meals provided. Laundry, mail, bathing, case management, toiletries, telephone and referrals to psychiatric services available. Must have a clean drug screen to enter shelter and participate in treatment programs if applicable.2) ASSISTANCE WITH HOUSING: See separate listing for Rental Allowance Program, Carroll County .3) EMERGENCY FINANCIAL HELP: Offers assistance with eviction prevention, security deposits for rent or utilities, utility continuation or restoration, purchase or repair of essential appliances, and other emergencies not met by any other resource. The assistance offered must permanently solve the applicant's financial problem. 4) CARROLL COUNTY FAMILY CENTER: Offers a drop-in center which provides support with parenting skills and promotes the development of children 0-3 years of age. Also offers on-site child care for participants, parent education, Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED classes, life skills education, peer and parent support groups, family wellness program, special programs for teens and their parents, and recreational and social activities. Open Mon-Thur, 10AM-4PM, and some evenings for special programs. Parents and parents-to-be of children from birth to forty-seven months of age may attend the program. Also, older children may attend special events and field trips sponsored by the program.5) PROGRAM PRESENTATIONS: Operates a speakers bureau with presentations for civic and service clubs, scouts, church groups, schools, and exhibit and information fairs. 6) CHILD CARE FOOD PROGRAM: Provides reimbursement to all licensed home child care providers for meals and snacks served to children in their care. 7) FAMILY LINKS: Screens clients for different programs and serves as client's referral source and advocate with the agencies providing the programs. 8) ELIGIBILITY FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013GROSS INCOME Monthly Annually1 $1,628.95 $19,547.502 $2,206.45 $26,477.503 $2,783.95 $33,407.504 $3,361.45 $40,337.505 $3,938.95 $47,267.506 $4,516.45 $54,197.50FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON, ADD $577.50; $6,930.00NOTE: If a caller is slightly over the Maximum Monthly Income Standards, lives on a fixed income, and has significant out of pocket medical expenses, they may still qualify for OHEP programs (MEAP & EUSP) by asking for a medical waiver. The case worker would be able to assist them with this. APPLICATION: Need to submit a copy of photo identity, proof of residence, copies of Social Security cards for all household members (including children), proof of household's total gross income for 30 days prior to application date (from all sources), name of home energy supplier and account number, a copy of the most recent utility bill and a copy of the lease (if renting). o OFFICE OF HOME ENERGY PROGRAMS: Provides MEAP and EUSP grants to eligible families, renters, roomers, boarders and homeowners toward the cost of heating in the winter and electricity year round. Grant is based on the type of fuel used, household size, household income and annual consumption. o EUSP (Electrical Universal Service Program): Assists with electric utility bill payment. Client is required to have bill in his/her own name and be on a monthly budget billing plan. Some funds are available for a one time only benefit for past due bill payments. 9) DONATIONS: Accepts household items, furniture, small appliances, office supplies, books, toys, clothing, personal care items, paper and baby item. Not limited to these items.10) TAXPREPARATION2012: CLOSED.Provides free taxpreparationfor people who made less than $49,000 in 2011. Call 410-857-2999 to schedule an appointment. Appointments available 1/23-4/17, Mon & Tues, 10AM-3PM; Wed & Thur, 1-7PM. 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. 11) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2011:CLOSED.CHRISTMAS: Matches residents in need with holiday donors (Neighbors in Need Program). Will provide CHRISTMAS food vouchers, clothing and toys. Must call for application, November 1-until Dec 1st. Also accepts donations of new itemssuch as clothing, coats, hats, gloves, toiletries, shoes, books and toys for the holidays.

Eligibility:
Eligible residents in need of services.


We Are Family Community

Address:
9633 Liberty Rd
Suite F/G
Randallstown, MD 21133

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(11 Miles Away - Go to: Randallstown, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 655-7125

Website:
http://www.unionbethelamec.org

Services:
Provides food and financial assistance for residents. SERVICES: 1) EMERGENCY GROCERIES: Provides non-perishable food items. Individuals must have proof of address and picture ID. Service is provided by appointment only. Also accepts donations of non-perishable food.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides minimal assistance with eviction notices or BGE termination notices (Must be MEAP eligible, last $100 only) if funds are available. Must have turn off/eviction notice, proof of address, verification of income and picture ID. Call 410-655-1037 for financial assistance. Your call will be returned if they have funds and an appointment will be scheduled. If there are no funds then you will notreceivea call back.ELIGIBILITY FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013GROSS INCOME Monthly Annually1 $1,628.95 $19,547.502 $2,206.45 $26,477.503 $2,783.95 $33,407.504 $3,361.45 $40,337.505 $3,938.95 $47,267.506 $4,516.45 $54,197.50FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON, ADD $577.50; $6,930.00

Eligibility:
Individuals 18 and older.


Liberty Family Resource Center

Address:
3525 Resource Dr
Randallstown, MD 21133

Map & Directions

(11 Miles Away - Go to: Randallstown, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 887-0600

Website:
http://www.canconnects.org

Services:
Provides assistance with the fuel fund, financial assistance and food referrals SERVICES:1) FUEL FUND: Assists residents with fuel bills after other resources have been exhausted, such as MEAP and FEMA. The utility company will give $1 in bill credit for every $2 that the Fund gives. Client is asked to pay a percentage of the total bill. July 1, 2011- June 30, 2012Household Size Gross Monthly Household Income 1 $1,805.00 $21,659.882 $2,428.34 $29,139.963 $3,051.61 $36,617.164 $3,675.00 $44,091.485 $4,298.34 $51,579.966 $4,921.67 $59,059.92For each additional person, add $623.34 2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers funds when available for eviction prevention (will not help people in section 8 or public housing), utility cut-off and prescription expenses (rare). Must bring eviction notice/ utility cut-off for assistance. For utility help, the client must first apply to MEAP and been approved. After applying the client can apply for the Fuel Fund and approved, 10AM-3PM. ELIGIBILITY FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013GROSS INCOME Monthly Annually1 $1,628.95 $19,547.502 $2,206.45 $26,477.503 $2,783.95 $33,407.504 $3,361.45 $40,337.505 $3,938.95 $47,267.506 $4,516.45 $54,197.50FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON, ADD $577.50; $6,930.003) FOOD REFERRALS: Provides food referrals to local churches and the Community Assistance Network warehouse.

Eligibility:
Low income individuals.


Community Assistance Network Inc

Address:
3525 Resource Dr
Randallstown, MD 21133

Map & Directions

(11 Miles Away - Go to: Randallstown, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 887-0631

Website:
http://www.canconnects.org

Services:
Offers assistance with the fuel fund and financial assistance with evictions and utility turn off notices. SERVICES:1) FUEL FUND: Assists residents with fuel bills after other resources have been exhausted, such as MEAP and FEMA. The utility company will give $1 in bill credit for every $2 that the Fund gives. Client is asked to pay a percentage of the total bill. July 1, 2011- June 30, 2012Household Size Gross Monthy Household Income 1 $1,805.00 $21,659.882 $2,428.34 $29,139.963 $3,051.61 $36,617.164 $3,675.00 $44,091.485 $4,298.34 $51,579.966 $4,921.67 $59,059.92For each additional person, add $623.34 ELIGIBILITY: Will qualify for assistance if: your income is within Fuel Fund guidelines and you have a turn-off notice and you have not received help from the fuel fund in the past 12 months. 2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: When funds are available, assists with eviction prevention, utility turn-offs (must first apply and be MEAP eligible), and mortgage assistance. Does not assist people living in section 8 or public housing. Can only recieve financial assistance once every 12 months.ELIGIBILITY FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013GROSS INCOME Monthly Annually1 $1,628.95 $19,547.502 $2,206.45 $26,477.503 $2,783.95 $33,407.504 $3,361.45 $40,337.505 $3,938.95 $47,267.506 $4,516.45 $54,197.50FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON, ADD $577.50; $6,930.00

Hours:
Closed 12-1PM for lunch.

Eligibility:
Low income residents.


The only tyrant I will accept in this world is the "still small voice" within me.

-- Mahatma Gandhi

United Churches Assistance

Address:
40 Church Ln
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Map & Directions

(12 Miles Away - Go to: Cockeysville, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 628-2102

Website:
http://www.ucanmd.org/

Services:
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides emergency financial assistance for utilities, eviction prevention, prescriptions, transportation, gas vouchers, and bus tokens. Offers financial assistance once every 12 months. Occasionally food or food store vouchers/certificates are available Provides referrals to other churches and agencies as needed. Can also set up,

Eligibility:
Low-income persons.


Escape

Address:
5600 Old Washington Rd
Sykesville, MD 21784

Map & Directions

(12 Miles Away - Go to: Sykesville, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 549-7230

Services:
OVERVIEW: Provides financial assistance, vouchers, emergency food and information and referral. - - SERVICES: - 1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers assistance when funds are available, with rent, security deposits, water, and gas and electric turn-offs, fuel oil and car repairs. Sometimes will help pay for prescription medications. Also, makes referrals to other community service agencies as needed. - - 2) VOUCHERS: Vouchers distributed for Martin's Grocery in Sykesville. Amount may vary according to family size and need. - - 3) LUNCH DISTRIBUTION: Distributes bag lunches on Wed, 11AM-Noon, at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 7538 Main Street, Sykesville MD 21784.

Eligibility:
Low income residents.

Documents To Bring:
Call for information.


Labor disgraces no man, but occasionally men disgrace labor.

-- Ulysses S. Grant

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