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Penn-Mar Human Services

Address:
10709 Susquehanna Trail S
Glen Rock, PA 17327

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(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(410) 343-1069

Website:
http://www.penn-mar.org

Services:
Provides residential, vocational and support services to people who have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability. ,

Eligibility:
Individuals, ages 18 and older with a diagnosed intellectual disability.


The Salvation Army

Address:
114 Broadway
Hanover, PA 17331

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(13 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(717) 637-2105

Website:
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Services:
Limited financial assistance is available for prescriptions, gasoline, utility shut offs and sometimes rent. No food voucher assistance

Hours:
Monday and Wednesday, 9:00am to 2:00pmFriday, 9:00am to 12:00pm (call before going to verify they are open)

Eligibility:
Hanover and surrounding areas


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Northeast Social Action Program

Address:
1046 S Carroll St
Hampstead, MD 21074

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(13 Miles Away)

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.


Hereford Food Bank

Address:
16931 York Rd
Monkton, MD 21111

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(17 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(410) 343-0660

Website:
http://www.herefordumc.org

Services:
Provides a food pantry and financial assistance to residents of their catchment area. SERVICES: 1) FOOD PANTRY: Provides non-perishable and perishable food items, Tues and Thur 1-3PM and Sat, 9-11AM.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers assistance once a year for gas and electric turn-offs and evictions, when funds are available. Individuals should have a current photo ID and proof of need. Call and leave a message, if no one answers.

Eligibility:
Anyone in need in the catchment area.


When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.

-- Edith Hamilton

Salvation Army Carroll County

Address:
300 Hahn Rd
Westminster, MD 21157

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(21 Miles Away)

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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(21 Miles Away)

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.


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Human Services Program of Carroll County

Address:
10 Distillery Dr
Suite G
Westminster, MD 21157

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(21 Miles Away)

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.


United Churches Assistance

Address:
40 Church Ln
Cockeysville, MD 21030

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(23 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.


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Baltimore County Social Services

Address:
130 Chartley Dr
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Map & Directions

(23 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.


South Central Community Action Programs

Address:
153 N Stratton St
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Map & Directions

(26 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(717) 263-5060

Website:
http://www.sccap.org

Services:
The Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) is funded through state dollars in order to assist individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness achieve a goal of self-sufficiency and prevent future homelessness. Specific eligibility guidelines and documentation apply. The Homeless Assistance Program may help on a limited basis with rent or security deposit. Each applicant/individual or family must complete and sign a goal plan which describes how that family can resolve the problem areas which led to homelessness or near-homelessness.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Eligibility:
The HAP program is for homeless or near homeless individuals who can prove they are able to be self-sufficient if they receive assistance for their current situation. Homeless is defined as: - living in a group shelter, domestic violence shelter, prison, mental health, drug or alcohol facility, motel/hotel paid for by public or charitable funds. - are living in a condemned building - are residing in a dangerous structure that presents life threatening conditions (ex: no working plumbing) Individuals must show proof that they have lived for the last 6 months in the Franklin County area.Fees or ChargesTypes of FeesServices are provided at no cost.Capacity LimitationsNoneWait ListNone


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-- Thaddeus Golas

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