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LAB Anne Arundel County Referral List

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REFERRAL LIST

SENIORS............................................................................................................. 2

SOCIAL SERVICES/CHILDREN……………......................................................... 4

DOMESTIC/FAMILY…………………...……………………………………….….…. 5

ASSISTANCE FOR IMMIGRANTS…………………………………………….…..…. 7

CONSUMER…………………………………………………………………………… 9

CIVIL RIGHTS………………………….………………………………….…………... 11

CRIMINAL……………………………………………………………….……..……... 12

DETENTION CENTERS……………………………………………………….……….. 13                                                      

DISABILITY/HEALTH………………………………………………………………….. 14

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE……………………………………………………….……… 20

HOUSING/LANDLORD-TENANT……………………………………………………. 21

SHELTERS…………………………………………………………………………….... 22

EMPLOYMENT…………………………………………………………………..……. 24

COURTS……………………………….…………………………………………….… 25

GENERAL…………………………………………………………………………..…. 27

SOCIAL SERVICES/EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE…………………………………. 30


SENIORS

MARYLAND OFFICE OF AGING – 1-800-492-2499

(Anne Arundel County) – 410-222-4464

2666 Riva Road, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD

Offers lists of providers for assisted living, assists in filling out paperwork and protects the rights and quality of life for older persons.

MAP of Anne Arundel County (AA County Department of Aging & Disabilities) – 410-222-4257

Eligible for MAP:  Persons over 50, persons 18 + with a disability, caregivers for seniors and adults with a disability.

Information on resources & services, assistance with benefits counseling, referral and long term planning, services that can help assist you or your caregiver in maintaining a lifestyle that allows you to remain in the community, if possible, access to services provided by the Dept. of Aging and Disabilities, other county and state depts. Such as Social Services, Health Dept. and private and public support services.  MAP staff will assist with entitlement program applications  such as Energy Assistance, Homeowners Property Tax Credits, Renters Tax Credits, & Medicare & Medicaid programs.  MAP staff can also assist with determining those programs and services which would meet a person’s needs.

DEPARTMENT OF AGING  ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY TRANSPORTATION LINE

410-222-4826 (MEDICAL) 

410-222-4325 (NON MEDICAL)

MARYLAND SENIOR LEGAL HELPLINE – 1-800-896-4213 (X 7750)

410-951-7750

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Thursday – 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Free telephone service for persons living in MD aged 60 years or older.

SIXTY-PLUS LEGAL PROGRAM- 1-800-999-8904 (x7760)

410-951-7760

Monday – Friday – 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If eligible, Maryland Senior Legal Hotline will refer persons to the Sixty-Plus, which provides low cost legal services.  Referral to attorneys for persons over 60 for preparation of wills, powers of attorney, small estates, deed changes, advance directives and living wills with reduced fee.

AARP MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANCE HOTLINE – 1-800-424-3410

24 hours a day.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES – 410-421-8400; HOTLINE 1-800-917-7383

Investigates allegations of abuse of vulnerable seniors.

LONG TERM CARE ASSISTANCE PROJECT (OPERATED BY LEGAL AID)

800-367-7563

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Thursday – 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Free telephone service for persons living in MD aged 60 years or older.

MEALS ON WHEELS – 410-431-5257

17 Cypress Creek Road, Severna Park, MD

Service is provided to homebound persons of any age or economic status who are unable to shop or prepare meal for themselves.  Long term, temporary and respite care plans are available.

HANDICAP PROGRAM – 410-222-4464

NURSING HOME COMPLAINTS – 410-402-8201

Located at Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville, MD

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES:  ADULT PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP

AA COUNTY- 410-269-4500


SOCIAL SERVICES/CHILDREN

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

REFERRAL – 410-421-8400

7500 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD

Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Investigates cases of abuse/neglect.  May bring abuse and neglect court action against parents when involving children.

Reports to DSS can be made anonymously.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES – ADOPTION UNIT- 410-269-4773

Handles cases through Foster Care while waiting for adoption.

THE PARENTS’ PLACE OF MARYLAND – 410-768-9100

801 Cromwell Park Drive, Suite 103, Glen Burnie,  MD

Monday – Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Provides information and support for parents with children who have

disabilities and school issues.

WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN (WIC) – 410-222-6797

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Provides healthy foods and nutrition and counseling to pregnant women.

Eligibility guideline.

SAFE HAVEN SHELTER FOR YOUTH – 410-315-9400

8148 Jumpers Hole Road, Pasadena, MD

Shelter for youths ages 12 – 17 in Anne Arundel County.  Must not be

Suicidal, on drugs, danger to society, not pregnant and must consent to be involved in family therapy.


DOMESTIC/FAMILY

FAMILY LAW SELF-HELP CENTER OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

FOR ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

Providing assistance and forms for individuals representing themselves in divorce, custody/visitation, child support, modification of custody, support and name changes.

Walk-In Service

Courthouse, 7 Church Circle, Room 210

Annapolis, MD

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Telephone Hotline 410-280-5374

Monday – Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES  - OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT

1-800-332-6347

44 Calvert Street, Arundel Center, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 1870, Annapolis, MD

All individuals are required to file application for child support.  $25.00 application fee.

FAMILY LAW HOTLINE – MARYLAND RESIDENTS- 1-800-845-8550

Monday – Friday – 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Private attorneys answer questions to INCOME ELIGIBLE MD RESIDENTS  experiencing family law problems, i.e. separation, visitation, child custody & support, guardianship, alimony, grounds for divorce, name change upon divorce, living together, paternity & domestic violence.

WOMEN’S LAW CENTER – 410-321-8761

LEGAL FORMS HELPLINE – 1-800-818-9888

Tuesday – 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Provides information over the phone to people who are filing a family law case without a lawyer.  Helps you decide if you should represent yourself in your family law case.  Helps complete the domestic relations legal forms and explains the instructions.

HELPLINE FOR SPANISH SPEAKING ATTORNEY – 1-877-293-2507

Mondays 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Helps with filling out court forms for family law cases.  Family law

Information is available in Spanish on the following websites:

www.courts/state/md/us/family Click on “Espanol”

www.courts.state.md.us/family/spanish/index-forms.html (all in Spanish)

www.peoples-law.org

WOMENS CENTER/ YWCA – 410-626-7800 X 353

Assists victims of domestic violence with counseling and legal representation in obtaining domestic violence orders (protective orders) against their abusers.  Coordinates pro bono representation in certain contested custody cases.

THE PARENTS’ PLACE OF MARYLAND – 410-859-5300

Monday – Friday  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

7484 Candlewood Road, Suite S, Hanover, MD

Info and support for parents with children who have disabilities & school issues.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COORDINATING COUNCIL

(DVCC)  410-590-2225

Glen Burnie District Courthouse, 3rd Floor, Room 308, Glen Burnie, MD

Provides information on shelter, safety, protection, counseling, legal help, support and education due to domestic violence.

MARYLAND COMMISSION FOR WOMEN – FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS

410-974-2307

Has a pamphlet entitled “Maltratada” that addresses issues related to domestic violence and custody, divorce, etc., in Spanish.

HOUSE OF RUTH – 410-889-RUTH  410-889-7884

24 HR. CRISIS HOTLINE

2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD

Represents victims of domestic violence cases, operates a shelter for abused women.

VISITATION CENTER OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY – 410-863-7370

Glen Burnie Town Center, 101 North Crain Hwy., Glen Burnie, MD

Wednesday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Provides a neutral location for court ordered supervised  visitation.

ASSISTANCE FOR IMMIGRANTS

HISPANICS/LATIN AMERICANS

ALMAA, INC. – 410-280-5353

Seeks the melting of Latin American societal needs with the established links that the county has already in place.

CENTER OF HELP – 410-295-3434 OR 410-295-3435

1906 Forest Drive, Suite 2B, Annapolis, MD

Monday – Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Helps point Hispanic/Latin American immigrants in the right direction for assistance.  The center runs a program to help Hispanic children get a head start in school.   With the help of AA Community College the center holds adult English classes.

CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES

Silver Spring – 301-942-1790

Baltimore – 410-534-8015

430 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD

Counseling and legal representation to low income persons with immigration related cases (naturalization, deportation and asylum matters)  $40.00 consultation fee.  First come – First serve

“SU FAMILIA” NATIONAL HISPANIC FAMILY HEALTH HELPLINE

1-866-783-2645

Helps Hispanic families get basic health information to help prevent and manage chronic conditions and refer them to local health providers and federally supported programs, including the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

ESPERANZA CENTER  410- 522-2668

Catholic Charities sponsored agency that provides immigrants assistance with health care services, employment counseling, English as a second language and referrals to other services.

www.cc-md.org

HISPANIC HEALTH NETWORK  410-222-7143  Spanish: 410-222-4479

3 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis, MD  21401


OHLA – ORGANIZATION OF HISPANIC/LATIN AMERICANS OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY – 410-269-4421

80 West Street, Annapolis, MD

Non-profit organization helping Hispanics/Latin Americans with a variety of issues, i.e. job referrals, interpretation of documents, conflict resolutions, mediations, health insurance, smoking & drug classes, English language.

HELPLINE FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS – 1-877-293-2507

Mondays 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Helps with filling out court forms for family law cases. 

KOREAN

KOREAN AMERICAN ANNE ARUNDEL SERVICE CENTER – 410-863-0800

216 n. Crain Highway, Suite 204, Glen Burnie, MD

Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The center offers bilingual brochures on health topics like cancer & smoking prevention and advice to non-English speakers on how to best take advantage of county services.

IMMIGRANT WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP  410-295-3434 or 410-295-3435

1906 Forest Drive, Suite 2B, Annapolis, MD  21401

Counseling for immigrant women.

AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS & REFUGEES FOUNDATION  202-234-2473

1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, D.C.  20010

Counseling services.


CONSUMER

CLEARPOINT FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS – 1-800-737-2933

Monday – Friday  7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Assists in setting up budgets and arranging debt repayment agreements with creditors.

CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICES – 1-800-642-2227

CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION – Compliant Hotline 410-528-8662

Medical Billing Complaints 410-528-1840; Health Plan Decision Appeals 1-877-261-8807.  www.mdconsumers.org

Brings actions against businesses that have violated the law seeking restitution for consumers who have been victimized by the illegal practice and, when appropriate, civil penalties.

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL – 1-888-743-0023

200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD  21202

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU – 410-347-3992

2100 Huntingdon Ave., Baltimore, MD 

Practices, non-delivery of goods or services, misrepresentation, unhonored guarantees or warranty, unsatisfactory service, credit/billing problems, unfulfilled contracts, etc. 

Does not handle complaints about the following: employment practices, discrimination, prices charged for goods or services (unless they involve misrepresentation)

MVA DEALER COMPLAINTS – 410-768-7536

Complaints against car dealers.

TEL-LIFE 1-800-525-0145

Low-cost service provided by Verizon limited to customers who receive TCA, TEMHA, SSI or PAA benefits.  Dept. of Human Resources will determine eligibility.  If customer is eligible, DHR will send the application to Verizon.  Once approval is received, Verizon will contact the customer to arrange for connection of the service.  This process takes approx. 30 days.


FREE TAX SERVICES

AARP TAX AIDE  1-888-227-7669

1ST CALL FOR HELP  1-800-492-6618

To take advantage of various tax credits there are free tax services for elderly, disabled, non-English speaking and limited income households.

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE  1-800-829-1040

MARYLAND OFFICE OF THE PEOPLE’S COUNSEL – 1-800-207-4055

410-767-8150

6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 2102

Baltimore, MD  21202

Contact if you have a question or problem with your electricity, natural gas, telephone or private water service.  Consumer assistance.


CIVIL RIGHTS

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF MD – 410-889-8555

202-457-0800 (D.C., PG & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES)

3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 350, Baltimore, MD

Protects Constitutional rights (Discrimination, Freedom of Speech, Due Process)

MARYLAND HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION – 1-800-637-6247 or

410-767-8600;  ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 410-222-1821

44 Calvert Street, Arundel Center, Annapolis, MD  21401

Discrimination in employment, housing, law enforcement, financing and public accommodations based on orientation, race, creed, sex, age, marital status or disability.  Recommend civil rights policy; conduct studies and surveys; investigates, mediates and conciliate all cases of alleged discrimination; make recommendations and promote, in any way possible, human rights in Anne Arundel County.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (EEOC) 1-800- 669-4000 or 410-962-3932

10 S. Howard Street, City Crescent Bldg., 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD  21201

Handles employee discrimination complaints.

PUBLIC JUSTICE CENTER – 410-625-9409

The Public Justice Center (PJC) is a non-profit legal organization founded in MD in 1985 that seeks to build a more just society through systemic legal and social changes.  The PJC represents people who are denied justice because of their economic status or discrimination, such as groups of poor people, low wage workers, tenants, children, immigrants and minorities.


CRIMINAL

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER

STATEWIDE 1-877-430-5187

Provides representation to defendants in criminal cases.

P.D. - ANNAPOLIS (CIRCUIT COURT) 410-260-1325

1700 Margaret Avenue

P.D. - ANNAPOLIS (DISTRICT COURT) 410-412-7102

District Ct. Bldg., 7500 Ritchie Hwy, 251 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD

Glen Burnie, MD

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER FOR CINA PARENTS 301-952-2567

Suite 272B Courthouse, Upper Marlboro, MD

Provides representation of income eligible parents in CINA proceedings.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE 410-222-1495

PRISONERS RIGHTS INFORMATION SYSTEM OF MD (PRISM) 410-778-5334

100 Church Alley, Chestertown, MD  21620

Assists people incarcerated at MD Division of Corrections with non-criminal issues.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY POLICE DEPT. 410-222-8050

ALTERNATIVE DIRECTIONS, INC.  410-889-5072

2505 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 

Assists families separated due to incarceration deal with domestic relations, housing and other issues.  Provides educational seminars in prisons and jails and refers cases to pro bono counsel.

DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE – 410-974-3460 or 410-508-2270

1623 Forest Drive, #101, Annapolis, MD

Multi-purpose center, 7500 Ritchie Hwy., Suite 306, Glen Burnie, MD

MARYLAND CRIME VICTIMS RESOURCE CENTER 301-952-0062

Or 1-877-VICTIM-1

14750 Main Street, #1B, Upper Marlboro, MD

Assists MD crime victims with protection, compensation, victims’ rights and general advice and support through the criminal justice process.

STATE ATTORNEYS’ OFFICE 410-222-1740

7 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD

Handles issues regarding victims’ rights; identity theft.

DETENTION CENTERS

JENNIFER ROAD DETENTION CENTER 410-222-7374

131 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

ORDNANCE ROAD CORRECTIONAL CENTER 410-222-6350

600 E. Ordnance Road, Glen Burnie, MD  21060


DISABILITY/HEALTH

DISABILITY ENTITLEMENT ADVOCACY PROGRAM – DEAP

410-332-0185

301 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD

Offers help in getting attorneys for disability claims.

MARYLAND DISABILITY LAW CENTER 410-727-6352 or 1-800-233-7201

1800 North Charles Street, Suite 400, Baltimore, MD

Uses volunteers to represent children in special education cases and in school disciplinary proceedings.  Also assists persons with developmental disabilities, mental illness and ADA compliance issues.  Investigates complaints re persons with disabilities that are abused, neglected or mistreated.

“DORS” OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 410-974-7604

Division of Rehabilitative Services

Assists people with disabilities transition to the workplace.

DISABILITIES INFORMATION & AWARENESS LINE  410-222-4526

Information and resource referral for adults age 18 and over with disabilities.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH  410-222-7095

3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD

VITAL RECORDS – 410-222-4462  Birth certificates may be obtained for a $20.00 fee.  Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Present a valid photo identification card (must be picture I.D.) and must have been born in the state of MD between 1943 to present.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – ADOLESCENT & FAMILY SERVICES

407 S. Crain Hwy., 2nd Floor, Suite A, Glen Burnie, MD

Provides outpatient mental health and addiction services to AA County children and adolescents ages 5 – 17 and their families.

(CALL FIRST)

    Mental Health – Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

                                 Monday and Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

                                  Some Saturday appts. Available

     Addictions – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

HEALTH EDUCATION RESOURCE ORGANIZATION (HERO)

410-685-1180 EXT. 261

1734 Maryland Avenue, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD

Assists those infected with HIV virus or AIDS with Social Security and SSI disability appeals and other Social Security issues.  Also assists estate planning, permanency planning for children, debtor/creditor, bankruptcy, domestic and discrimination issues.

HAVEN  410-224-2437

Helping individuals with HIV & AIDS with food, medical support and counseling.

COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH’S PREVENTION SERVICES

410-222-7265

Helps communities identify their most important drug and alcohol prevention needs and develop local resources to address those needs.

COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT CENTER OF MD  410-987-3615

I-97 Business Park, 1110 Benfield Blvd., Suite H, Millersville, MD

Outpatient substance abuse treatment program.  Provides outpatient alcohol/drug abuse treatment as well as DWI/DUI services, shoplifting, domestic violence.  Women’s Issues – Therapy, anger management, human sexuality, behavioral therapy, inappropriate sexual behavior, adolescent treatment, MVA point system conference, driver improvement program.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CRISIS RESPONSE SYSTEM  410-768-5522 (WARM LINE)

Provides residents of AA County in crisis with assistance accessing supportive community resources.

ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HEALTH EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY UNIT

1-877-261-8807

For problems getting health records from facilities (hospitals, nursing homes, etc.)

MARYLAND OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE QUALITY – 1-877-402-8218

Accepts and investigates complaints about services provided at hospitals, residential and medical daycare facilities, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.  Complaint form online or call toll-free number.

BOARD OF PHYSICIAN QUALITY ASSURANCE, DEPT. OF HEALTH & MENTAL HYGIENE  410-764-4777 or 1-800-492-6836

For problems getting health records from doctors

MARYLAND BOARD OF PHYSICIANS  410-764-4777 or 800-492-6836

4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21215

The Board’s mission is to protect the health and safety of the citizens of MD through strong enforcement of licensure standards for physicians and allied health providers and through an effective disciplinary program.  Contact the Board and request a complaint form.

MARYLAND CRISIS HOTLINE  800-422-0009

24-hour crisis intervention services, shelter, transitional housing and community education.

www.grassrootscrisis.org

2-1-1

Information and referral for health & human services programs.

211

www.211md.org

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE  800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)

TTY LINE: 800-799-4TTY (4889)

24-hour hotline for suicide crisis intervention.

BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT PROGRAM

410-767-6787

Information and referral for breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment.

MARYLAND CANCER INFORMATION LINE

CENTER FOR CANCER SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL

800-477-9774

Information and referral to resources regarding cancer screening and treatment programs.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY  800-227-2345

Referral to community programs/services, information and advocacy.

www.cancer.org

CANCERCARE 800-813-4673

Education, referral to resources, counseling and financial assistance.

www.cancercare.org

SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE  877-GO KOMEN (877-465-6636)

Education, advocacy and referral to community resources relating to breast health/breast cancer.

www.komen.org

THE HEARING AND SPEECH AGENCY  410-318-6780

5900 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD  21215

Hearing tests and hearing aids.

www.hasa.org

MARYLAND TOBACCO QUIT LINE  800-QUITNOW (800-784-8669)

Free smoking cessation, quit plan, coaching, information and referrals.

www.smokefree.gov

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADMINISTRATION  410-767-5600

877-4MD-DHMD;  TDD LINE: 800-735-2258

Assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by promoting access to quality support and services.

www.ddamaryland.org

MARYLAND ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE ADMINISTRATION

410-402-8600

Referral to community programs/services, information and advocacy.

www.maryland-adaa.org

MARYLAND AIDS ADMINISTRATION  410-767-5227  or 800-358-9001

Referral to community programs, services and educational information

THE PRO BONO COUNSELING PROJECT  410-323-5800  301-805-8191

877-323-5800

Free mental health counseling and referral to resources.

www.probonocounseling.org

MEDBANK OF MARYLAND  410-821-9262

Pharmacy assistance program.

www.medbankmd.org

PARTNERSHIP FOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE  888-477-2669

Pharmacy assistance program.

www.pparx.org

VISION USA  800-766-4466

Assistance with eye examinations and glasses.

www.aoa.org

MARYLAND SOCIETY FOR SIGHT  800-677-3937

1313 W. Old Coldspring Lane, Baltimore, MD  21209

Referral to community programs/services, information and advocacy.

www.mdsocietyforsight.org

WILMER OPHTHALMOLOGICAL INSTITUTION  JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE  410-955-3429

600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD

Free Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program

PLANNED PARENTHOOD  800-230-7526

Information and referral for reproductive health services.

www.plannedparenthood.org

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION  800-772-1213

Information and assistance related to retirement benefits, Medicare, disability (SSI) and survivors benefits.

www.socialsecurity.gov

ESPERANZA CENTER  410-522-2668

Catholic Charities sponsored agency that provides immigrants assistance with health care services, employment counseling, English as second language and referrals to other services.

MARYLAND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY  English: 1-800-332-6347

Spanish: 1-800-732-7850  TTY for Hearing Impaired:  410-767-7025

Maryland Local Dept. of Social Services

Social service agency linking eligible individuals to emergency assistance including medical, cash, food and energy assistance.

BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER PROGRAM

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPT. OF HEALTH  410-222-6180

2501 Mountain Road

Pasadena, MD  21122

Mammograms, breast exams and pap smears.

LIFE SCREEN FOR COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPT. OF HEALTH  410-222-7979

3 Harry S. Truman Parkway

Annapolis, MD  21401

SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER  410-222-7273

Counseling for victims of sexual assault.

OASIS- THE CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH  410-571-0888

175 Admiral Cochran Dr., Annapolis, MD  21401

Counseling center.

DONATED DENTAL SERVICES PROGRAM  410-964-1944

6410 Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD  21401

Dental program.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPT OF HEALTH DENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

410-222-7138

3 Harry Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD  21401

DENTAL TREATMENT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN  410-448-6290

2200 Kernan Drive, Baltimore, MD  21207

FOOD LINK, INC. – 410-897-3941/ 410-897-3942

2666 Riva Road, 3rd Floor, MS 8302, Annapolis, MD  21401

Food pantries for people in need.  Call for the nearest pantry in person’s area. 

MARYLAND PHARMACY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM   800-492-1974

201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Assist with covering the cost of prescription drugs.  Age, living expenses, cost and/or number of prescriptions or medical condition does not determine eligibility.  An income/asset guideline must be followed.  An application must be completed.


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

WOMEN’S CENTER  YWCA   410-626-7800 X-353

Assists victims of domestic violence with counseling and legal representation in obtaining domestic violence orders/protective orders

against their abusers.  Coordinates pro bono representation in certain contested custody cases.

ARDEN HOUSE

YWCA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER  410-222-6800

1517 Ritchie Hwy., Arnold, MD  21012

SEE MORE UNDER DOMESTIC/FAMILY SECTION


HOUSING/LANDLORD-TENANT ISSUES

CITY OF ANNAPOLIS HOUSING AUTHORITY  (HACA)  410-267-8000

1217 Madison Street, Annapolis, MD

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY HOUSING COMISSION – 410-222-6200

7485 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, MD 

Across from Glen Burnie District Court

ANNAPOLIS CITY HOUSING INSPECTOR – 410-263-7946

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY HOUSING INSPECTOR – 410-222-7053

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – 410-222-1495

To check on scheduled evictions.

BALTIMORE NEIGHBORHOODS, INC., 1-800-487-6007 or 410-243-6007

Montgomery County 240-777-3609

Hotline  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For entire state of MD.  Promotes fair housing through education, testing and litigation.  Provides information and advice to tenants and landlords on housing repairs, return of security deposits, leases, eviction notices and other tenant-landlord related disputes.

ARUNDEL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – 410-384-9212

273D Peninsula Farm Road, Arnold, MD  21012

Provides homeownership opportunities to low-income families currently living in substandard or inadequate housing.

www.arundelhabitat.org

ST. AMBROSE HOUSING AID CENTER – 410-235-5770

321 E. 25th Street, Baltimore, MD

Helps with mortgage assistance and housing issues.

NO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GIVEN

ST. AMBROSE LEGAL SERVICES – 410-366-8537

321 E. 25th Street, Baltimore, MD

Handles cases involving improper predatory refinancing of home loans; fraudulent flipping of homes; home improvement fraud and land installment agreements contracted fraudulently.


SHELTERS

LIGHTHOUSE/ANNAPOLIS AREA MINISTRIES  410-263-1835

206 West Street, Annapolis, MD

Housing: 10 males and 5 females for 90 days by availability.

Food:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Need picture I.D. and 2 proof of address.  Some baby supplies and food.

Financial:  1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  9:00 a.m.

THE FOUSE CENTER (Anne Arundel House of Hope, Inc.)  410-609-1224

6401 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie, MD

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Offer transitional housing for up to 10 homeless men in AA County.  Provide case management, including aid with employment, training, obtaining GED or H.S. Diploma, addictions, mental health.  Applicants must be 18yrs.  of age or older.

MARJORIE HOUSE, INC.  – 410-573-1138

520 Defense Hwy., Annapolis, MD   21401

ARUNDEL LODGE – 410-841-6131

2012 Renard Ct. Suite 1, Annapolis, MD  21401

DAMASCUS HOUSE – 410-789-7446

4203 Ritchie Hwy., Baltimore, MD  21225

CHRYSALIS HOUSE – 410-974-6829

1570 Crownsville Rd., Crownsville, MD  21032

LIGHTHOUSE SHELTER – 410-263-1835

202 West Street, Annapolis, MD  21401

OMNI HOUSE – 410-760-1904

1419 Madison Park Dr., Bldg. H, Glen Burnie, MD  21060

OXFORD HOUSE – 410-975-9238

FOR MEN ONLY

Severna Park, MD

OXFORD HOUSE – 410-295-3017

FOR WOMEN ONLY

Beltsville, MD

SAMARITAN HOUSE – 410-269-5605

2610 Greenbriar Lane, Annapolis, MD  21401

SARAH’S HOUSE – 410-551-7722

2015 20th Street, Ft. Meade, MD

Provides shelter for homeless men (when below 36 degrees), women & children.  Referral must go  through DSS.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP  410-626-1900 X 1019

251 West Street, Annapolis, MD  21401


EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT LAW HOTLINE – 877-422-9500

Tuesday – 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Provides information about legal rights in the workplace.  Free to all MD residents and workers.  Hotline will answer questions about discrimination in hiring, firing; promotions or other working conditions; discrimination based on pregnancy; sexual harassment; family or medical leave issues; unpaid wages; contract issues; minimum wage and overtime violations; eligibility for unemployment insurance; being punished by the employer for having acted together with other employees to improve working conditions.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING & REGULATION – 410-767-2236

DLLR – UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS – 410-767-3246

DLLR – UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TELEPHONE CLAIM CENTER

410-368-5300

DLLR – VETERANS’ SERVICES – 410-767-2173

DLLR – COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION FOR UNPAID MD WAGES

410-767-2357

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 607, Baltimore, MD

AGRICULTURE EMPLOYERS & WORKER SERVICES – 301-393-8218

Contact Person:  Merlin Williams

ONE-STOP CAREER CENTERS  410-767-2005

General Information

VETERAN SERVICES – 410-767-2015

Contact Person:  Ray Staten

WELFARE-TO-WORK -410-767-2800

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES -410-767-2236

General Information


COURTS

CIRCUIT COURTS:

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY/ clerk’s office/information 410-222-1422

Sharon Alexander (court liaison for DSS) 410-263-0707

7 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD

JUVENILE COURT – 410-222-1427

BALTIMORE CITY/ assignment/information 410-333-3755

Clerk/Domestic 410-333-3711

Clerk/Civil 410-333-3722

Courthouse East, 111 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD

BALTIMORE COUNTY

Civil  410-887-2660

Criminal  410-887-2627

County Courts Bldg., 401 Bosley Avenue, Towson, MD

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY

Clerk 301-952-3318

Information 301-952-3655 & 301-952-4655

14735 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, MD

DISTRICT COURTS:

ANNAPOLIS / clerk/assignment – 410-260-1357

251 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD

GLEN BURNIE / clerk/assignment – 410-260-1800

7500 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie, MD

U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT – DISTRICT OF MARYLAND  410-962-2688

U.S. Courthouse 101 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD

COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS OF MARYLAND – 410-260-1450 or 888-200-7444

Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Bldg., 361 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD

21401

COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND – 410-260-1500 or 800-926-2583

Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Bldg., 361 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD

21401


GENERAL

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION – 410-280-6950

LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE (Anne Arundel Bar Association) – 410-280-6961

Referral to private attorneys in legal matters (including family/domestic) $35 fee for 35 minute consultation.  Fee for subsequent service arranged with attorney.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER

410-266-9033

WHEN YOU CALL ASK FOR INTAKE

2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, Annapolis, MD

Monday – Friday  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Assists in resolving issues through mediation before court action is taken.

CIVIL JUSTICE INC. – 410-706-0174

The Civil Justice Network works to increase the delivery of legal services to Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia clients of low and moderate income through a network of solo, small firm and community based lawyers who share a common commitment to increasing access to justice through traditional and non-traditional means.

LEGAL ADVICE LINE – 1-888-367-5252

Monday – Friday  8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

$34.95 per call.  No time limit.

$39.95 for referrals; ½ hour consultation.

Answers questions about most aspects of the law including family law, employment law, consumer and contract law, traffic law, real estate law, bankruptcy law and criminal law.

LEGAL AID BUREAU, INC. (ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY OFFICE)

800-666-8330; 410-263-8330

A non-governmental, not-for-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to low-income Anne Arundel County residents.  Areas of practice include housing, health care, government benefits, family, child advocacy (CINA), consumer, education & employment.  No fee-generating cases are accepted.  Clients must be income-eligibile.

Intake hours:  Monday, Wednesday & Thursday  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

MARYLAND VOLUNTEER LAWYERS SERVICES – 800-510-0050 or

410-547-6537

1 N. Charles Street, Suite 222, Baltimore, MD  21201

Monday – Thursday  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Intake closed on Friday.

Refers cases in the area of family law, bankruptcy, consumer, tort defense, wills, guardianship, landlord/tenant, deed change, name change, expungements, tax disputes and tax returns to attorneys in all jurisdictions of the state except Allegany County, Montgomery County and PG County.  Eligibility is based on income and type of case.

DISTRICT COURT SELF-HELP CENTER

District Court of Maryland for Anne Arundel County

7500 Ritchie Highway, Suite 205/206, Glen Burnie, Maryland

Walk-in hours:  Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Walk-in services providing forms and limited legal services to individuals representing themselves in civil cases pending before the District Court including:  landlord/tenant, small claims, debtor/creditor, replevin, and domestic violence/peace orders (if staff from the YWCA is not available).  No appointment necessary.  Litigants will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis after they sign-in through the Clerk’s Office in Suite 205.  Attorneys at the Center do not provide representation to those visiting the Self-Help Center, although they will provide appropriate referrals to those seeking representation.

ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE COMMISSIONS OF MARYLAND

410-514-7051 & 800-492-1660  (MD only)

Client Protection Fund – 410-260-3635

2011 Commerce Park Dr., Annapolis, MD

Assists with complaints against attorneys.

JUDICIAL DISABILITIES COMMISSION – 410-514-7044

100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD

Investigate and hear complaints against members of the Maryland

Judiciary.

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION – 1-800-772-1313 or 410-787-0301

791 Aquahart Road, 3rd Floor, Glen Burnie, MD

REGISTER OF WILLS – 410-222-1430

MARYLAND DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS – 877-463-3464 or 410-318-6119

Or 410-764-3170

UNITED POSTAL SERVICE (UPS)  410-573-2938

Church Circle, Annapolis, MD

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENT & TAXATION

410-974-5709

45 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD  21401

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING – 410-222-7450

MARYLAND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

800-492-0479

10 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD  21202

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION – 410-222-5000

ANNE ARUNDEL MEDICAL CENTER – 443-481-1000

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

410-222-6104

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CITY OF ANNAPOLIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

410-263-7964

LAND RECORDS – 410-222-1425

STANTON COMMUNITY CENTER – 410-263-7966

MARYLAND STATE LAW LIBRARY- 410-260-1430 or 888-216-8156

COUNTY COMMISSIONER – 410-535-2160

ANNAPOLIS OUTREACH – 443-481-3599

ARMY LEGAL FT. MEADE – 301-677-0877 or 301-677-5591

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY – 410-626-1900 X 1022

SPCA – 410-268-4388

Animal Control AA County

NATIONAL VETERANS LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM – 202-265-8305 ext. 152

Nvlsp.org.  1600 K Street NW, Washington, DC.

Free legal services for veterans regarding benefits, etc.

Veteransforamerica.org – Guide to veterans’ issues from educational help to vocational rehabilitation, housing, health, etc.  A publication of the non-profit advocacy group Veterans For America.


SOCIAL SERVICES/EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)

Annapolis -410-269-4500

80 West Street, Annapolis, MD – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Glen Burnie – 410-421-8500

7500 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie, MD – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY (CAA)  410-626-1900

251 West Street, Annapolis, MD

Assist low income persons with eviction notices with picture I.D., SS card and proof of emergency.  Also provides monthly rental allowance for homeless or limited income households.

Housing Development & Counseling – Provides home ownership opportunities and counseling to low income families.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CRISIS WARMLINE – 410-768-5522

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

MARYLAND YOUTH CRISIS HOTLINE – 800-422-0009

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINES – 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

1-800-TALK (8255)

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENT SAFETY HOTLINE

1-877-676-9854, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NEON – Northeast Emergency Outreach Network – 410-766-1826

Monday, Wednesday & Friday  10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Provides Low income persons with money for turn off notices, evictions, medications with prescriptions and distributes food. 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION BEFORE 1:00 P.M.

SPAN – Severna Park Assistance Network -410-647-0889

Monday – Thursday – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m./ Monday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Provides low income persons with money for turn off notices, evictions, medications and distributes food.

MEAP- (MARYLAND ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM) 1-800-352-1446 or

410-626-1900 (X1022). Assist customers with their winter heating charges.  Dollars can be applied directly as a bill payment or to a budget  plan that reduces monthly payments.

SCAN – South County Assistance Network   (NO PHONE CALLS)

Galesville & South- St. James Parish North of Rt. 258

Thursday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Provides low income persons with money for turn off notices, evictions, medications and distributes food.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CRISIS RESPONSE SYSTEM – 410-768-5522

24 HR. HOTLINE

Provides residents of AA County in crisis with short-term assistance accessing supportive community resources.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY FOOD BANK – 410-923-4255

Distributes food to 80+ member agencies throughout the county.

ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH -410-268-9500

87 West Street, Annapolis.  1:00 p.m. Saturdays.  Soup Kitchen.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF EASTPORT- 410-268-7378

208 Chesapeake Ave.  10 a.m. – Noon Tues.  Food pantry, help with eviction, turn-off notices and prescriptions.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH (Rectory) 410-263-2396 Annapolis residents only

Assistance with eviction.  Monday, 7 – 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 – 4 p.m.

PROOF OF ID NEEDED.

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST- 410-647-4884

689 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park.  Help with fuel, BGE, eviction notices, prescriptions (need SS for children) and food pantry.  Tuesday and Thursday 2 – 4 p.m.  MILLERSVILLE, SEVERN & ODENTON RESIDENTS ONLY.

ST. LUKE EPISCOPAL CHURCH – 410-286-5419

1100 Bay Ridge Ave.  Thrift shop for clothes.  Saturday only, 10 – 3 p.m.

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES – 410-466-9200

5750 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD.  Provides financial assistance to Jewish people for basic needs; housing, utilities, etc.  Also provides counseling.  NOTE:  SLIDING SCALE/NOT FREE.

LIGHTHOUSE/ANNAPOLIS AREA MINISTRIES – 410-263-1835

206 West Street.  Housing for males (10) and females (5) for 30 days by availability; Food 9 – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday with picture ID and 2 proofs of address;  also some baby supplies.  Financial help; 9 a.m. 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.  FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

SALVATION ARMY- 410-263-4091  351 Hilltop Lane.  Help with BGE and  heating and oil once every 12 months.  NO EVICTION HELP.  Bags of canned food once in 90 days, waiting list for clothing.  ID or SS card needed.  8:00 a.m. – 12:30 and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

DAY CARE 410-268-4577  $90/wk. or vouchers ages 2 ½ - 5.  7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; holiday assistance available in October.

ASBURY CHURCH ASSISTANCE NETWORK (ACAN) 410-647-7667.

429 Asbury Drive, Severna Park.  10 – 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; provides food, financial aid and advice for struggling residents.  The network serves the communities of Severna Park, Pasadena, Arnold, Millersville, Glen Burnie and Severn.

HOMELESS PERSONS REPRESENTATION PROJECT- 1 800 773-4340

Monday & Wednesday – 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Attorneys visit shelters/soup kitchens, provide legal advice, direct representation for homeless individuals and families in civil matters & criminal expungement.

                                                                                       Revised October, 2009

LEGAL AID BUREAU

SPANISH LANGUAGE VOICEMAIL – 410-951-7709

Statewide MD for Spanish speakers

“Llame a este numero para dejar un mensaje en espanol, alguien le llamara de regresso:  quatro diez, neuve cinco uno, siete siete cero nueve.”

 

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