Address:25 Bloomsbury AveCatonsville, MD 21228Map & Directions
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Services: Provides a food pantry andfinancialassistance for residents living with their catchment area. SERVICES: 1) FOOD PANTRY: Provides clients with one week's worth of groceries, formula and diapers. Food supplements sometimes available During the summer, able to distribute produce. Call and leave a message to schedule an appointment.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides assistance with legal evictions, utility turn-offs, and occasionally, prescriptions. Must first apply for MEAP and Fuel Fund if eligible (exhaustoutside resources). Call and leave a message to schedule an appointment.
Hours: By appointment only.
Eligibility: Open to anyone in need.
Address:746 Frederick RdCatonsville, MD 21228Map & Directions
Services: SHELTER DIVERSION: Works with families experiencing difficulty with shelter placement and/or families experiencing homelessness. Provides case management services to families. Families must be in good standing with BG&E. - - Families considered are: - --intact families (a mother and father with children) - --multi-generational families - --large families (mother with 3 or more children) - --families with medical needs - --fathers with children - --families with teenage boys - --young women (18-24) with young children - --families with newborns
Eligibility: Homeless families experiencing difficulty with shelter placement and/or families who are at risk of homelessness.
Documents To Bring: Call for information.
Address:1512 Woodlawn DrGwynn Oak, MD 21207Map & Directions
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
Address:9580 Old Rte 108Ellicott City, MD 21042Map & Directions
Services: Provides food gift cards and utility assistance to residents in need.,
Eligibility: Anyone in need.
Address:3451 Court House Dr2nd FloorEllicott City, MD 21043Map & Directions
Services: LEGAL ASSISTANCE: Provides legal assistance to low-income persons with most civil (non-criminal) matters such as family & domestic issues, housing problems, public benefits, and consumer problems. Provides disadvantaged elderly persons legal assistance with problems concerning SSA, SSI and Medicare benefits. Also provides assistance with landlord problems, bankruptcy, utility turn-offs, employment issues, nursing home problems, wills and powers of attorney. Will also provide mortgage foreclosure counseling and representation. OUTREACH SITES:1) East Columbia Senior Center (Mon, 9AM-Noon) 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 210452) Elkridge Library (1st Wed of each month, 10AM-1PM; 2nd & 4th Fri,10AM-1PM),,
Eligibility: Persons who have limited income or are senior citizens age 60 years and older.
Address:3155 Paulskirk DrEllicott City, MD 21042Map & Directions
Services: Offers a food pantry, financial assistance and accepts donations.,
Eligibility: Low income persons and families.
Address:3267 Pine Orchard LnSuite GEllicott City, MD 21042Map & Directions
Services: Provides a food pantry, financial and holiday assistance and a summer camp for youth. SERVICES:1) FOOD PANTRY: Offered to client once every 30 days while supplies last. Call ahead and bring proper identification. Accepts donations of food.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides assistance with prescription drugs, BGE turn-off notices, 1st month's rent or eviction prevention to qualified persons once per year. Will assist people who are in public housing. Do not have to be MEAP eligible.3) SUMMER CAMP: Offers a week-long residential camp in July for children ages 7-12 years. Camp is $25, child must meet income requirements. Applications taken on a first come, first serve basis. Call for appointment.4) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012: CLOSED. REGISTRATIONSEPT 17-28. Walk-in 10AM-3PM.o THANKSGIVING: Provides food baskets and meals to families in need.Accepts food donations for Thanksgiving.o CHRISTMAS: Will providefood vouchers, clothing, and gifts for children 12 years and under. Bring three gift suggestions (less than $35) for each child.Accepts food, new clothing, toys, toiletries, coats, gloves for Christmas.MUST have ALL of the following required documentation:--Valid Maryland ID card--SS cards for all household members--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) Only if they do not receive HUD, TCA, Section 8 or Medicaid eligibility letter. --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 17 years and under--Must know the clothing & shoe sizes, and 3 specific gift suggestions for all children.o EASTER 2012: Easter baskets MAY be available for families with children who have been assisted by SA in the past 6 months. Call for information.5) EDUCATION: Offers budgeting and life skills workshops that focuses on money management.
Hours: Closed for lunch, 12-1PM daily.
Eligibility: Low-income residents of Howard County.
Address:10 South StSuite 304Baltimore, MD 21202Map & Directions
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.
Address:110 E West StBaltimore, MD 21230Map & Directions
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.
Address:1 N Charles St #500Baltimore, MD 21201Map & Directions
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.