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This Handbook by the Maryland Department of Human Resources Social Service Administration (MDHR SSA) explains Out-of-Home Placement Services for youth between the ages of 14 and 21 and what you can expect while in foster care.
Information about foster care services.
The mission of Art with a Heart is to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art. Art with a Heart brings its interactive visual arts classes to schools, community centers, group homes, shelters, hospitals, permanent housing facilities, and senior housing facilities. We also provide youth leadership programs for 10th and 11th graders and job programs for youth aged 14-24 years.
3355 Keswick Rd, Stable building Suite 104 Baltimore MD 21211
The Baltimore City Child and Adolescent Response System (B-CARS) provides psychiatric crisis stabilization program for children and adolescents. We have an urgent care clinic and provide home based services for a limited time, then provide linkages to long term therapeutic services.
1118 Light Street 200 Baltimore MD 21230
Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care inclusive of foster care, adoption, and more.
Community Advocates for You is a network of professionals, parents, and community advocates who have joined forces to provide person-centered support to individuals with disabilities and their families. Most of our services are at no cost to our clients.
P.O. Box 113 Owings Mills MD 21117
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore, Inc. serves abused and neglected children by representing their voices in the Baltimore City court system and advocating for their best interests in the judicial, educational, medical and social service communities. CASA of Baltimore recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers appointed to individual foster children by the Baltimore City Juvenile Court. CASA advocates serve as a consistent adult presence by monitoring that child’s well-being and providing objective written recommendations to the court.
4 S Fredrick St Baltimore MD 21202
Information about becoming a foster parent, resource parents, kinship care, child welfare policies, financial information, and youth resources.
The Foster Parent Ombudsman serves as an advocate for foster parents and kinship providers, and may act as an intermediary between them and local departments of social services when issues need to be resolved. The Ombudsman may investigate complaints against foster parents. The Foster Parent Ombudsman reports to the Office of Secretary in Maryland’s Department of Human Services.
The Foster Youth Ombudsman serves as an advocate for foster youth. The Foster Youth Ombudsman reports to the Office of Secretary in Maryland’s Department of Human Services.
The mission of the Hampden Family Center is to enrich the lives of Hampden residents through education and professional support, and to encourage individual growth and community fellowship. We provide programs and support services for all who live, learn and work in the community. Here, children enjoy after-school and summer enrichment programs. Adults can participate in literacy classes to brush up on their math, reading and writing skills in preparation for the GED class and exam.
1104 W 36th St Baltimore MD 21211
HARBEL Prevention and Recovery center is an outpatient substance abuse treatment center. We provide counseling services to youth who have problems related to alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs.
5807 Harford Rd Baltimore MD 21214
Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition Youth Opportunity Center (HEBCAC-YO) addresses the education, counseling, and career development and training needs of out of school youth in East Baltimore. Our caring and knowledgeable staff provides: on site GED and pre-GED classes; individual and group counseling; career training in high growth industries (such as healthcare, hospitality, and construction); life skills workshops and clubs and other fun social activities. YO! serves out-of-school youth and young adults by providing wide-ranging support services and opportunities for participants to reach their academic and career goals. We also connect youth to other needed wrap-around services such as housing, family support and healthcare by referral.
1212 N Wolfe St Baltimore MD 21213
Hope Forward (formerly the Maryland Foster Youth Resource Center) connects transitioning foster youth (ages 17-25) with life skills resources and long-term solutions, and empowers youth to create systems change through leadership and advocacy. The purpose of Hope Forward is to help youth make a successful transition from foster care to independence.
1 N Charles St Baltimore MD 21201
HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM) provides health care coordination, education, and advocacy services to make sure Baltimore City children in foster care receive the health care they need. Through MATCH, we serve every child placed in foster or kinship care in the city, working closely with caseworkers from the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS) and foster or kinship parents. MATCH is a collaborative project with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services that provides health care coordination to Baltimore City children in foster or kinship care, assuring that they get the health care services they need.
1 North Charles Street Suite 900 Baltimore MD 21201
As the state’s primary social service provider, the Maryland Department of Human Services serves over one million people annually. The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.
311 West Saratoga St Baltimore MD 21201
Site designed to help improve Maryland students with disabilities preparation to transition from high school to adult services, college, employment, healthcare and independent living.
Provides financial assistance to foster care youth who are enrolled as a candidate for an associate, bachelors degree or vocational certificate at a Maryland Public institution of higher education.
MYLIFE! serves the youth and young adults of the Maryland Child Welfare system. This website was designed for those who are in or who have been in the Maryland Child Welfare system, foster parents, social workers, supporters, legal and court-appointed advocates, and community-based organizations.
Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood is a group mentoring program serving Kings between the ages of 8 and 18 who live in the Baltimore Metropolitan area since 1996 where education, speakers, trips, sporting events, health forums, conflict resolution, STD and AIDS workshops, and real conversations about the ‘Hood’ come together to build strong Kings and prepare them to compete in a society that too often allows them to slip through the cracks. The program has real life conversations about topics that impact our community.
2100 N Monroe St 2nd Floor Baltimore MD 21216
New Pathways educates and empowers disconnected young adults to overcome the obstacles placed in their path that prevent them from reaching their full potential. We help teenagers aging out of the foster care system and serve young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are at risk of falling behind, or worse, losing their way altogether.
We provide independent living programs for foster youth and foster parenting youth ages 17-21 (State-wide) and workforce development services for disconnected youth ages 18-24 in Baltimore City and County.
1045 Taylor Avenue Suite 21 Towson MD 21286
Roberta’s House is a safe place where children, teens and adults discover that they are not alone in their grief. Children with their families share their feelings, memories and experiences in an atmosphere of acceptance with the love and support of trained volunteers.
2510 St. Paul Street Suite 101 Baltimore MD 21218
These courses provide an overview of the eligibility criteria and services provided in SILA and structured independent living programs and to refresh and motivate SILA enrolled youth by reviewing the requirements of the SILA program and begin to and further develop individual independent living plans.
TPPI helps teens prevent pregnancy, access all forms of birth control, and learn about safe sex. This is a group made up of more than 40 community partners working collaboratively to improve resources for Adolescent Reproductive Health.
TPPI aims to reduce teen births in Baltimore City by ensuring that adolescents and young adults have access to
1) Age-appropriate and evidence-based sexual health education and information;
2) Access to effective family planning, youth-friendly and up-to-date clinical services and;
3) Community support to make informed sexual health decisions.
1001 E Fayette St Baltimore MD 21202
2502 W Northern Parkway Baltimore MD 21215
YES Drop-In Center is Baltimore City’s first drop-in center for homeless youth. YES Drop-In Center is a safe space for youth who are homeless and between the ages of 14-25, to get basic needs met and establish supportive relationships with peer staff and allies that them make and sustain connections to long-term resources and opportunities.YES prevents and eliminates youth homelessness through the synergy of youth, peer and ally partnerships. The organization’s vision is that all of Baltimore’s youth will easily access supportive services and stable housing to become powerful in their own lives.
2315 N Charles St 1st floor Baltimore MD 21218
Information about youth resources for youth in foster care.
Program provides services to primary and secondary victims of crime and violence. Services include case management, mental health services, support groups, educational, transportation and housing assistance.
1001 E Fayette St Office of Youth Violence Prevention Baltimore MD 21202
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