Address:9580 Old Rte 108Ellicott City, MD 21042Map & Directions
(1 Mile Away)
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:25 Bloomsbury AveCatonsville, MD 21228Map & Directions
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:7125 Thomas Edison Dr #100Suite 100Columbia, MD 21046Map & Directions
Services: Offers incentives and helps BGE customers become more energy efficient through audits, rebates and energy saving tips.SERVICES:1) REBATES: Offers the Smart Energy Savers Program and Home Performance with Energy Star program for its residential customers to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Rebates are available for Energy Star clothes washers, refrigerators, freezers, CFLs, HVAC, and building insulation. The appliance rebate application is located on the program website, and must be mailed in (accompanied by the sales receipt) within 60 days of equipment purchase date. Please consult program list of qualifying products for items before making purchase. The CFL rebates are given in the form of a marked-down price at participating retailers A list of participating retailers is located on the program website.2) LIMITED INCOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Offers free home energy audits and energy-saving home improvements to eligible single-family homeowners receiving MEAP.Qualifying households become eligible for installation of energy-saving products following a comprehensive home energy audit performed by an energy adviser.If eligible, this audit and any follow-up improvements are included in the current BGE service at no additional cost. The Energy Audit will include:
Eligibility: BGE customers. See notes for additional information.
Address:10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy # 400Suite 400Columbia, MD 21044Map & Directions
Services: provides information, scholarships and,
Eligibility: Individual residents and organizations of the Jewish community.
Address:6355 Woodside CtColumbia, MD 21046Map & Directions
Services: Provides services to adults with development,
Eligibility: Persons with psychiatric disabilities, head injuries, hearing impairment, and/or developmental disabilities.