Address:301 Main St #1BReisterstown, MD 21136Map & Directions
Services: PREGNANCY ASSISTANCE: Provides physical, spiritual, emotional, and material assistance to pregnant women and parents of children up to 3 years old on a free and confidential basis. Also provides referrals to services such as WIC. Services include, but are not limited to pregnancy tests and pregnancy counseling, counseling on alternatives to abortion, limited ultrasounds, and childbirth classes. Offers a post abortion program which provides counseling and other services. Also offers the Earn While You Learn parenting program for new mothers. Clients may receive items such as formula, diapers, baby clothes, maternity clothes, pre-natal vitamins and baby furniture after the baby is born and until the child is 3 years old. Parents and guardians can also receive material assistance without participating in the class once every 30 days. Items available depend on what is donated and are not guaranteed.
Eligibility: Open to anyone.
Documents To Bring: Call for information.
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.
Eligibility: Anyone in need.
Address:2130 Smith AveHalethorpe, MD 21227Map & Directions
Services: DELIVERED MEALS: Delivers emergency food to residents of 21227. Provides perishable and non-perishable food items.
Address:4920 Harford RdBaltimore, MD 21214Map & Directions
Services: A multi-purpose senior center providing a wide range of services and activities to its members.SERVICES: 1) FOOD PANTRY: Provides non-perishable food items once every 30 days, to persons in need at the Northeast Food Pantry. Sometimes offers baby food, Pedialyte and other small baby supplies. The pantry is open Mon-Fri, 10AM-1:30PM. Food referrals are required and accepted from all human service agencies. It is okay to fax referrals before 10AM, but clients must not show up any earlier than 10AM. Individuals must bring,
Eligibility: No age restrictions on the food pantry. Pantry is open 10AM-1:30PM and referrals are accepted from all human service agencies. The senior center requires adults 55 and older.
Address:101 W 23rd StBaltimore, MD 21218Map & Directions
Services: Provides a soup kitchen, a food pantry, clothing, financial assistance, health care screenings, holiday assistance, a technology resource center and accepts donations. SERVICES:1) SOUP KITCHEN: Serves lunch daily Mon-Thur, 10AM-1PM, and also offers coffee and doughnuts Fri, 10AM-Noon.2) EMERGENCY FOOD:****Vouchers required from DSS.****Individuals need to go to DSS (specifically the one located at 2500 Pennsylvania Avenue, 443-423-7600) and simply ask for a food voucher. Must make sure to have Franciscan Centerlabeledon the voucher.Three-day supply of groceries available to residents of 21202, 21211 and 21218. Pantry hours are Mon-Thurs, 10AM. 25 bags, fist come fist served. Provides formula and Ensure, when in stock. 3) MEN AND WOMEN'S CLOTHING: Clothing for men and children are provided Mon-Tues, 10AM-Noon, and clothing for women and children are provided on Wed-Thurs, 10AM-Noon. 4) EMERGENCY SERVICES: Will only provide financial assistance once in a lifetime to an individual. Provides assistance for obtaining IDs an Maryland birth certificates (Mon-Thur, 10AM-2PM). Emergency funds (Mon-Thurs, 10AM-2PM) sometimes available for prescriptions, eviction, dental extractions; bus tokens occasionally available for emergency or employment-related situations. For BGE assistance, will assist the first 10 people 11AM-1:30PM. Individuals must have a picture id, BGE turn off notice and paperwork from MEAP and/or the Fuel Fund. Additional required items to bring include proof of income and social security card for all family members. For eviction prevention they must bring the court order andpromissorynotes(other organizations that are assisting in paying rent, or other proof that they have the remainder of the funds to pay the rent). Will only pay the last $200. Will assist people in section8/public housing. Must have an income that exceeds rent. For utility assistance they must first apply for MEAP and the Fuel Fund. They must bring proof that they applied when they apply at theFranciscanCenter. The Center will assist with the last $200 remaining on the bill. Must have an income that exceeds rent.5) HEALTH CARE: o Screenings for HIV and other STDs by Baltimore City Health Department, Thurs, 10AM-2PM. 6) TRC: Technology Resource Center -- public use computer center; coaching for basic computer skills available. Mon-Thurs, 10AM-12Noon. 7) ID: Must be a MD resident. Need to bring original birth certificate, social security cards and 2 proofs of mailing address. Mon-Thurs, 10AM-2PM. 8) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2011: CLOSED Anyone in need can walk in.o THANKSGIVING: A meal will be served on November 22rd, 10AM-1PM.o CHRISTMAS: A meal will be served Dec 20th, 10AM-1PM. A gift bag of toiletries will also be given. o HOLIDAY DONATIONS: Accepts clothing and food for both holidays. Coats and gloves are also accepted at Christmas.9) DONATIONS: Accepts clothing from organizations, copier, stamps, personal hygiene items, canned good, and non-perishable food. 10) ATTIRE FOR HIRE: Professional clothes. Eligibility requirements apply. Call for an appointment.11) 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: Friday, November 16th, 10AM-3PMAVAILABILITY: 200 Boxes and turkeys
Hours: See notes for program hours.
Eligibility: Low-income persons in need.
Address:2108 N Charles StBaltimore, MD 21218Map & Directions
Services: Offers services to child abuse victims, at-risk teens and parents, such as support groups, school-based services, and a 24-hour crisis line. Also trains professionals and lay people who work with abusive or potentially abusive parents and/or abused children. SERVICES:1) PARENTS ANONYMOUS: For parents under stress and who need parenting skills. Open to anyone except untreated substance abusers, persons with untreated mental illness and sexual abusers. Groups are held in the day or evening and last 1.5-2 hours. Call the Stress Line for group locations.2) FAMILY STRESSLINE: Provides 24-hour family I&R for crisis hotline services. Offers informal phone,
Eligibility: See notes.
Address:1429 McCulloh StBaltimore, MD 21217Map & Directions
Services: Provides a food pantry, clothing closet, drugcounseling, parenting classes and holiday assistance to anyone in need. SERVICES:1) FOOD PANTRY: Provides perishable and non-perishable food to individuals every 6 months. Infant formula and personal hygiene supplies are sometimes available. Photo ID, referral from 211MD or another human services program and social security cards and/or lease with additional family members are required. If there is more than one adult on the referral both ID's will be needed to pick up the food. There is no age restriction. Call before faxing the referral. Please remind the caller that if they need to cancel the referral, they must call 211MD back to inform of changes. The 211MD worker must call Mary and tell her that the person has withdrawn their referral. Also accepts donations of food and personal hygiene supplies. Wed, 9-11:30AM and 1-2PM; Fri, 9AM-2PM.2) CLOTHING: Offers women's clothing provided on Mon, men's and plus sized ladies clothing provided on Tue and children's clothing provided on Thur, 10AM-2PM. Parents of children must provide birth certificates or medical assistance cards for each child. Also accepts donations of clothing and furniture.3) SOUP KITCHEN: Provides lunch for the homeless and those in need of a hot meal Sat, 10AM-Noon. Excludes the first Sat of the month. No age restriction.4) DRUG COUNSELING: Provides free counseling and support to those addicted to any drug. Call to make an appointment.5)PARENTING CLASSES: Offers parenting classes to anyone in need, call for more information.6) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2011: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: Tuesday, November 20th, 10AM-2PMAVAILABILITY: 100 Boxes and turkeys
Hours: Pantry Hours: Mon, 9AM-2PM; Wed, 9-11:30AM & 1-2PM.
Eligibility: Open to anyone in need. See notes.
Address:3910 W Rogers AveBaltimore, MD 21215Map & Directions
Services: Provides emergency food, a soup kitchen, clothing and participants in the Harvest of Plenty program.SERVICES:1) FOOD PANTRY: Provides non-perishable food items to anyone in need, Fri, 10:30AM-1:30PM. Individuals should have a current ID. Sometimes baby food is available.2) SOUP KITCHEN: Offers a soup kitchen to anyone on Wed, 11:30AM-1:30PM.3) CLOTHING CLOSET: Provides clothing for men, women and children Wed, 11:30AM-1:30PM.4) 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: Tuesday, November 20th, 10AM-1PMAVAILABILITY: 100 Boxes and turkeys
Hours: See notes for Harvest of Plenty (HOP).
Address:6401 York RdBaltimore, MD 21212Map & Directions
Services: Provides testing and counseling for HIV. Also provides WIC services and Maryland Children's Health Program. SERVICES:1) HIV TESTING AND COUNSELING: Free and anonymous testing is available on the 1st and 3rd Wed of the month, 9AM-4PM. Call 410-887-6694 to schedule an appointment.2) WIC: Provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breast feeding support and health care referrals to pregnant and postpartum women, nursing mothers, and infants and children up to age five. ELIGIBILITY:,
Address:2521 N Charles StBaltimore, MD 21218Map & Directions
Services: Toprevent infant mortality by providing case management and wrap around services to improve the chance of birthing a baby at adequate weightof at least 5.8 pounds. SERVICES:1) SUPPORT SERVICES: Parenting classes; substance abuse education/prevention classes and referrals to treatment; family support services; child care while the mother is in class; case management and home visiting; In-Home & Center-Based Family Planning; Mental Health Group; Early Childhood Development; Breastfeeding education and support; clinical postpartum exams; and pregnancy & STD/HIV testing and prevention. Apply at the appropriate service site or call the main number. (See locations and boundaries listed below) Applicant must supply a birth certificate for the child or proof of pregnancy or undergo a pregnancy test at the center. 2) FOOD & CLOTHING PANTRY: Provides non-perishable food items to anyone in the community. Community programs or DSS referrals are needed for food. Prefers individuals to have referrals in hand, but will accept faxed food referral from 2-1-1MD. Call for information. No documentation needed.Address food referrals to Gloria Johnson and fax to 410-366-2855; caller needs to be at the pantry before 3PM, or they will not be served.SERVICE SITE DESCRIPTIONS: 1) EASTSIDE CENTER: 610 North Chester Street, Baltimore, MD 21205. Call 410-675-2125. 8:30AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday. Catchment area: Federal Street to the north, Baltimore Street to the south, Edison Highway to the east and Caroline Street to the west.2) WESTSIDE CENTER: 1622 North Carey Street, Baltimore, MD 21217. Call 410-523-2258. 8:30AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday. Catchment area: North Avenue to the north, Franklin Street to the south, Pennsylvania/Fremont Avenues to the east and Pulaski Street to the west. 3)GREENMOUNT Center: 2521 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21218. Call 410-396-7318. 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. Monday -Friday. 4) Administrative & Executive Offices: 2521 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Call 410-396-7318. 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday NOTE: Any high risk pregnant woman who does not live in the above catchment areas may apply for maternal and infant nursing at the Baltimore City Maternal and Infant Program. Call for information.
Hours: Pantry: Wed & Thur, 9AM-3PM.
Eligibility: Must be pregnant or postpartum with a child up to 6 months of age. Must reside in one of the target areas or have experienced a miscarriage.