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:1201 Cambria StBrooklyn, MD 21225Map & Directions
Services: CASE MANAGEMENT: Provides intensive case management for 6-9 months dependent on need. During the case management process the client will be asked to participate in energy saving workshops, develop job skills, and/or improve financial management skills. The case manager will come out for home visits. The case manager will also help the family define goals to increase stability, connect with community resources, and negotiate with landlords and service providers, when necessary.The family will receive short-term financial assistance to ensure that they remain in stable housing. This may include the amount of an eviction notice, back payments in rent, or a utility turn-off/back payments on their utilities (if the non-payment means eviction).ELIGIBILITY:1) Must live in the 21225 zip code.2) Must be at risk of losing permanent housing. This could mean an eviction notice, the family is behind on rent, a utility turn-off/back payments in payments on their utilities (if the non-payment means eviction).3) Child must attend one of the 4 schools:a) Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle b) BaybrookElementary/Middle c) Marre Farring Elementary/Middle d) Benjamin Franklin High School4) Income must exceed expenses.5) Have financial assistance needs that can be met with the funding available.6) Are willing to participate in case management and meet program responsibilities.7) Income must be at or below 50% of the area median income.
Eligibility: See notes.
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.
Eligibility: Anyone in need.
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.
Address:1001 E Fayette St15th FloorBaltimore, MD 21202Map & Directions
Services: Offers information on and referrals for financial aid, health care, housing, home repairs, insurance counseling, transportation, food, employment, legal services, adult day care and home care. Seasonal income tax assistance offered at some of the centers (see below).SERVICES:1) INFORMATION & REFERRAL (MAP): Provides information and assistance to seniors over 65 and adults over the age of 18 with a disability. 2) WATER BILL DISCOUNT: Offers assistance to apply for a discount program which entitles those to a 30% discount on water and sewer rates. For senior citizens, 65 and older who are city residents and whose household income does not exceed $25,000. 3) EMERGENCY FOOD: Provides case-by-case assessments for senior citizens who may be in need of emergency food. In some cases, groceries may be delivered to seniors in need of assistance. 4) **TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: CLOSED Updated in bold. All will begin beginning of February. For seniors (persons 55 and older) an persons with low to moderate income only. Applicants must bring:-- 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.LOCATIONS:1) Action in Maturity, 3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211. Call 410-889-7915. 2) Allen Center for Senior Citizens, 1404 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. Call 410-685-6224. Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri, 8:30AM-3:30PM. TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: CLOSED. Offered 2/2-4/15, Wed, 10AM-2PM. Call 410-685-6224 to schedule an appointment. 3)Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore, MD 21225.,
Eligibility: Individuals 55 and older. See notes for individual programs.
Address:29 W Susquehanna Ave #305Suite 305Towson, MD 21204Map & Directions
Services: LEGAL: Provides legal services to eligible persons with a variety of civil (non-criminal) cases. Including but not limited to,
Hours: Intake hours are Mon and Thur, 9AM-2:00PM.
Eligibility: Low-income including senior citizens, 60 and over. (See notes).
Address:3445 Falls RdHampden United Methodist ChurchBaltimore, MD 21211Map & Directions
Services: Provides afood pantry, clothing bank, and limited financial assistance to individuals with utility turn-off notices, water bill turn-off notices and prescription medicines when funds are available. Also accepts donations. SERVICES:1) FOOD PANTRY: Offers non-perishable food items Wed, 9AM-Noon. Bring pictureID andproof of residence, no referral or proof of incomerequired. Clients canaccess the pantryonetime per month. Formula, baby food and toiletries are occasionally available. Call with special requests (baby formula, special dietary needs) before going to the pantry. 2) CLOTHING BANK: Provides clothing for adults and children available at the same time as food pantry. Diapers and other baby productsareoccasionally available, as are household goods and toys. There is a small fee for each item. 4) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Assists with water turn off notices and prescription medicationexpense when funds are available. ONLY for residents of 21209 (Mt. Washington) and 21211. 5) DONATIONS: Accepts donations of food, clothes, hygiene products, baby food and other baby items, household goods, toys, andfurniture. Open for drop-offs, Mon, 8-11AM and Wed, 9AM-Noon.
Eligibility: Low-income adults.
Address:1700 N Caroline StBaltimore, MD 21213Map & Directions
Services: Offers a food pantry and financial assistance to those living in the catchment area.SERVICES: 1) FOOD PANTRY: Provides non-perishable food items on the 3rd & 4th Sat, 10AM-Noon.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers emergency financial assistance, when available, to subsidize BGE turn off notices and eviction prevention. Assistance is provided on Tue and Thur, 10-11:45AM. Individuals can onlyreceiveassistance once per year.
Eligibility: Individuals 18 and older.