United Way of Central Maryland – None of us expects to suddenly be unable to provide the basics for ourselves and our loved ones. But in this economy, it can happen to the best of us. The important thing is that United Way of Central Maryland is there to help those in need across central Maryland. It starts with fundamentals such as food, shelter and access to health care. Beyond getting people out of crisis, our programs help them stay out of it and achieve a better quality of life. To put it simply, UWCM provides:
- Sustenance. We help people get out of crisis by funding programs for shelter, food, access to health care and other critical needs.
- Stabilization. We help people stay out of crisis by funding things such as child care vouchers, eviction prevention and other supportive services.
- Self-sufficiency. We help people achieve a higher quality of life by supporting initiatives such as permanent housing, asset building and financial literacy.
St. Vincent de Paul – St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore is a leading provider of community services to people suffering from the effects of hunger, homelessness, and poverty in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tax and Financial Counseling
Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) – Provides advice on how to successfully manage personal finances; approved bankruptcy counseling; help with foreclosure prevention.
Maryland CASH Academy – A signature program of the Maryland CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Campaign, offers free personal finance classes on a wide variety of topics across the state of Maryland.
Maryland Courts Department of Family Administration – Many individuals find it difficult to secure legal representation in family matters. Legal services may be costly and there may be few legal services organizations who could provide low-cost or free assistance. Family courts around the country face significant challenges in providing access to the justice system for an increasing number of unrepresented, or pro se, individuals.
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service – MVLS provides free (and in some cases low cost) legal representation to Marylanders with limited income. They also provide free legal help for community-based nonprofits that are working to strengthen low-income communities in Maryland.
Maryland Workforce Exchange – MWE is a powerful online job seeker/workforce services system, accessed as a website on the Internet or an Intranet at a OneStop Center. It was specifically designed for job seekers, students, case managers, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking benefits and services. The system provides fast access to a complete set of employment tools in one website.
Food Supplement Program – The Food Supplement Program (FSP) formerly known as Food Stamps helps low-income households buy the food they need for good health. Everyone has the right to apply for FSP.
USDA WIC Program – The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Fuel Fund of Maryland – The Fuel Fund of Maryland provides resources to vulnerable Maryland families for heat and home utility needs. Their donors, board and staff support and advocate collaborative funding and services that ensure affordable energy to families that must overcome hardship caused by poverty and assist these families to meet their human needs..
Marion House – Since its founding 30 years ago, Marian House has become known as the leading organization offering high quality rehabilitative services and housing to homeless women and their children. With your support we are able to provide comprehensive services to many women who have suffered from trauma, physical and sexual abuse, the disease of addiction, and other challenges that left them homeless, unemployed and often separated from their children and families.
HealthCare Access Maryland, Inc. – HCAM is a nonprofit agency that plays a critical role in strengthening Maryland’s health care delivery system. Working with both government and private-sector support, HealthCare Access Maryland helps residents enroll in public health care coverage and navigate the complex health care system.
Maryland State Agencys
Maryland Resident Resources – Maryland’s online resource center for resident assistance. Links to all state agencies and contact information is found here.
Maryland Department of Human Resources Emergency Assistance – Emergency Assistance to Families with Children (EAFC) provides emergency cash assistance to families who need emergency help paying rent or utilities. These funds are available through the local department once per year when funds are available.