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Baltimore County Department of Aging

Address:
611 Central Ave
Towson, MD 21204

Map & Directions

(4 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(410) 887-2594

Website:
http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov

Services:
Provides information and referral, case management, tax assistance, transportation and recreational opportunities for seniors ages 60 and older and those with disabilities.SERVICES:1) INFORMATION and REFERRAL: For persons 60 and older and those with disabilities. Provides referrals for financial assistance for utilities, prescription, eviction prevention, and senior housing. Also provides information regarding health insurance, the Ombudsman Program, and volunteer programs.2) CASE MANAGEMENT: Offers case management for homebound seniors.3) TRANSPORTATION: Arranges transportation to medical appointments and other destinations through County Ride.4) CAREGIVERS: Offers consultations and seminars for caregivers of elderly persons.5) SENIOR CENTERS: Offers recreational, education and exercise programs; health screening & education, fitness centers, center connection program, computer labs, noon time meal and nutrition programs, travel, and many other leisure activities.6) SENIOR FARMER'S MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Provides coupons for use at the Farmer's Markets in Catonsville, Towson, Pikesville, Woodlawn, the Eastpoint Mall, and The Avenue in White Marsh.7) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Screens individuals for eligibility on a case by case basis for financial assistance. Assistance depends on eligibility and funds available. Call for more information.8) PUBLICATIONS: Offers a Senior Digest newspaper published every 6 weeks and other publications with related interests.9) SENIOR CENTER LOCATIONS: Tax sites in bold. Open to seniors and people with low-moderate income. Scheduling for appointments begins mid-January.**ARBUTUS SENIOR CENTER:855A Sulphur Spring Road, Baltimore, MD 21227. Call 410-877-1410.TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: Offered Thur, 9AM-12PM, 2/9-4/12. Call 410-887-1410 to schedule an appointment. Offers E-filing. OPEN TO EVERYONE. 1-2 spots as of 4/10/12.**ATEAZE SENIOR CENTER:7401 Holabird Avenue, Dundalk, MD 21222. Call 410-887-7233. TAX ASSISTANCE 2012 CLOSED: Offered Wed, 9AM-12PM, 2/1-4/15. Call 410-887-7233 to schedule an appointment. Offers E-filing. SENIORS ONLY.** BYKOTA SENIOR CENTER:611 Central Avenue, Towson, MD 21204. Call 410-887-3094.TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: Offered Tue and Thur, 8:30AM-2:15PM, 2/1-4/15. Call 410-887-3094 to schedule an appointment. E-filing available. OPEN TO ANYONE.**CATONSVILLE SENIOR CENTER:501 North Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228.410-887-0900. TAX ASSISTANCE 2012 CLOSED: Offered Wed and Thur, 9AM-2PM, 2/1-4/15. Call 410-887-0900 to schedule an appointment. Does not offer E-filing. SENIORS ONLY.**COCKEYSVILLE SENIOR CENTER: 10535 York Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030. Call 410-887-7694. TAX ASSISTANCE 2012 CLSOED: Offered Mon Tue, Thur, 9AM-2PM, 2/1-4/15. Call 410-887-7694 to schedule an appointment. Offers E-filing. OPEN TO EVERYONE.**EDGEMERE SENIOR CENTER: 7200 North Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21219. 410-887-7530. TAX ASSISTANCE 2012 CLOSED: Offered Fri, 10AM-2PM, 2/1-4/15/11. Call 410-887-7530 to schedule an appointment. Offers E-filing. OPEN TO EVERYONE.**ESSEX SENIOR CENTER: 600 Dorsey Avenue, Essex, MD 21221. Call 410-887-0267. TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: Offered Tues 9AM-2PM, 2/1-4/15. Call 410-887-0267 to schedule an appointment. Offers E-filing. OPEN TO EVERYONE. FLEMING SENIOR CENTER:641 Main Street., Dundalk, MD 21222. Call 410-887-7225.JACKSONVILLE SENIOR CENTER:3605A Sweet Air Road, Phoenix, MD 21131. Call 410-887-1841. **LANDSDOWNE/BALTIMORE HIGHLAND SENIOR CENTER: 424 Third Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21227. Call 410-887-1443. TAX ASSISTANCE 2012 CLOSED: Offered Thur, 9AM-2PM, 2/1-4/15. Call 410-887-1443 to schedule an appointment. Offers E-filing. OPEN TO EVERYONE.** LIBERTY SENIOR CENTER:3525 Resource Drive, Randallstown, MD 21133. Call 410-887-0780. TAX ASSISTANCE 2012 CLOSED: Offered Thurs-Fri, 9AM-1PM, 2/1-4/15. Call 410-887-0780. Offers E-filing. SENIORS ONLY.**MOUNT CARMEL SENIOR CENTER:17038 Pretty Boy Dam Road, Parkton, MD 21120. Call 410-887-1923.TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: Offered Thur, 9:30AM-2PM, 2/1-4/15. Call 410-887-1923 to schedule an appointment. Offers E-filing.OVERLEA/FULLERTON SENIOR CENTER:4314 Fullerton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21236. Call 410-887-5220.**PARKVILLE SENIOR CENTER: 8601 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21234. Call 410-887-5338. TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: Offered Mon,Wed, Thur, 9AM-2PM, 2/1-4/15. Call 410-882-6087 to schedule an appointment. Offers E-filing.**PIKESVILLE SENIOR CENTER: 1301 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21208. 410-887-1245. TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: Offered Wed, 9AM-Noon, 2/1-4/15. Call 410-887-1245 to schedule an appointment. Offers E-filing. OPEN TO EVERYONE. 1spot as of 4/10/12.**REISTERSTOWN SENIOR CENTER: 12035 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136. Call 410-887-1143. TAX ASSISTANCE 2012 CLOSED: Offered Fri, 9AM-1PM, 2/1-4/15. Call 410-887-1143 to schedule an appointment. Offers E-filing. OPEN TO EVERYONE.ROSEDALE SENIOR CENTER: 1208 Neighbors Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21237. Call 410-887-0233.SEVEN OAKS SENIOR CENTER: 9210 Seven Courts Drive, Baltimore, MD. 21236. Call 410-887-5192. **VICTORY VILLA SENIOR CENTER: 403 Compass Road, Baltimore, MD 21220. Call 410-887-0235. TAX ASSISTANCE 2012 CLOSED: Offered Tues, 9AM-2PM 2/7-4/15. Call 410-887-0235. Does not offer E-filing. OPEN TO EVERYONE.**WOODLAWN SENIOR CENTER:2120 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21207. Call 410-887-6887.TAX ASSISTANCE 2012 CLOSED: Offered Mon, 9AM-Noon as needed, 2/1-4/15. Call Ashaki Innis at 410-887-6887 to schedule an appointment. Offers E-filing. Offered to seniors first and then people with disabilities and low income residents. OPEN TO EVERYONE.

Eligibility:
Persons ages 60+ and adults with disabilities. See notes for Tax Assistance.


United Churches Assistance

Address:
40 Church Ln
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Map & Directions

(5 Miles Away)

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.


... then the world 's mine oyster.

-- James Stephens

St Ursula Pastoral Minstr

Address:
8801 Harford Rd
Parkville, MD 21234

Map & Directions

(8 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(410) 665-0918

Website:
http://www.vincentbaltimore.org

Services:
Provides a food pantry, financial assistance and act as a HOP distribution site.SERVICES:1) FOOD PANTRY: Offers non-perishable food items the 3rd Wed of the month, 10AM-Noon. Individuals can access the pantry once every 30 days. If it is an emergency, individuals may call the church and make an appointment for Tue, Thur, and Fri. Also accepts donations of non-perishable food items.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: May provide limited financialassistanceforutilitycut-offs, eviction prevention and prescription medication. Must have proof of need.3)HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012:THANKSGIVING -- HARVEST OF PLENTY (HOP) 2012: Will distribute food baskets to individuals/families who are receiving or are eligible for one of the following: unemployment, food stamps, MEAP, SSI/SSDI/SSA, TCA, or TDAP. Clients sign-up via 211MD until list is full.Must bring picture ID, Social Security card, and proof of eligibility to pick up basket. If the person who registered cannot pick-up, a proxy must be designated ahead of time and show ID.DISTRIBUTION DATE: Wednesday 21st, TIMES?AVAILABILITY: 48 Boxes and turkeys

Hours:
3rd Wed of the month, 10AM-Noon. Please call during the above times to schedule an appointment.

Eligibility:
Open to anyone in need living in the catchment area.


We Are Family Community

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

Map & Directions

(8 Miles Away)

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.


Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity. In what we call art, it's one of the most desirable characteristics of a piece of work.

-- Leonard Cohen

Liberty Family Resource Center

Address:
3525 Resource Dr
Randallstown, MD 21133

Map & Directions

(8 Miles Away)

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

(8 Miles Away)

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.


If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.

-- Gail Sheehy

Baltimore County Social Services

Address:
130 Chartley Dr
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Map & Directions

(9 Miles Away)

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.


Morning Star Baptist Church

Address:
1512 Woodlawn Dr
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

Map & Directions

(9 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(410) 747-3417

Website:
http://www.msbcministries.org

Services:
Provides counseling, tutoring, GED instruction and financial assistance for residents of the 21228 community.SERVICES:1) COUNSELING: Provides individual and family services at a fee. Offers a sliding fee scale, call to inquire.2) TUTORING: Provides tutoring for adults and children on a broad range of subjects. Call to inquire.3) GED: Offers free GED instruction for those in need of preparation assistance.4) EVICTION: Assists individuals when funds are available, to prevent an eviction. Must have an eviction notice and live in the 21228 zip code. There are no income guidelines. Will help those in section 8/public housing. Financial assistance will only be provided to an individual/family once every 12 months.5) UTILITY: Offers assistance for BG&E turn-off notices, when funds are available. Must have a utility turn-off notice and live in the 21228 zip code. The individual/family does not have to meet MEAP guidelines. Financial assistance will only be provided to an individual/family once every 12 months.

Eligibility:
Anyone in need. Financial assistance is only for Baltimore County residents of 21228


All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.

-- Orison Swett Marden

Maryland Foster Youth Resource

Address:
10 South St
Suite 304
Baltimore, MD 21202

Map & Directions

(10 Miles Away)

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.


South Baltimore Emergency Rlf

Address:
110 E West St
Baltimore, MD 21230

Map & Directions

(10 Miles Away)

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.


Sometimes only a change of viewpoint is needed to convert a tiresome duty into an interesting opportunity.

-- Alberta Flanders

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