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On this page you’ll find youth-focused legal assistance resources including for education rights, immigrants and refugees, LGBT individuals, persons with disabilities and HIV, and issues with housing and shelter.

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2505 N Charles St Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 889-5072

  •   Legal assistance

Building Communities Today for Tomorrow, Inc. (BCTT)

2901 Druid Park Dr A207 Baltimore MD 21215

 (410) 467-6600

  •   Homeless
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Job readiness
  •   Legal assistance
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Mental health
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   Substance use & abuse

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore

4 S Fredrick St Baltimore MD 21202

 (410) 244-1465

  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Foster care
  •   Legal assistance

Disability Rights Maryland (DRM)

DRM is federally mandated to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. We provide free legal services to Marylanders of any age with all types of disabilities (developmental, intellectual, psychiatric, physical, sensory, learning, traumatic brain injury), who live in facilities, in the community or who are homeless.

  •   Legal assistance

ExpungeMaryland.org App

This is a web app created for people with criminal records in Maryland. If you meet certain requirements, you can get your criminal record erased through a process called expungement. It’s a free online tool which helps determine, through a few simple questions, if your record can be expunged. The tool also suggests next steps which often include working with a lawyer. The entire online review takes less than 5 minutes.

  •   Job readiness
  •   Legal assistance
  •   Life skills

FreeState Justice

1111 N Charles St Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 625-5428

  •   Legal assistance
  •   LGBTQ+

GLCCB (The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland)

2530 North Charles St 3rd Floor Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 777-8145

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   HIV testing
  •   HIV treatment & Ryan White
  •   Homeless
  •   Job readiness
  •   Legal assistance
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV)
  •   PrEP
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sexual assault & support
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   Special health care needs
  •   STD testing
  •   STD treatment
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP)

HPRP provides free legal services, including advice, counsel, education, representation and advocacy, for low-income persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Additional services include: housing and shelter preservation project; access to public benefits; reducing barriers to housing and employment imposed by criminal records; LGBT youth homelessness.

  •   Legal assistance

Immigration Clinic at University of Maryland Carey School of Law

500 W Baltimore St, Room 300 Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 706-3295

  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Legal assistance

Immigration Legal Services at Esperanza Center

430 S Broadway Baltimore MD 21231

 667-600-2941

  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Job readiness
  •   Legal assistance

Immigration Outreach Service Center (IOSC)

5401 Loch Raven Blvd Baltimore MD 21239

 (410) 323-8564

  •   Food assistance
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   Legal assistance
  •   School readiness
  •   Special health care needs

KIND (Kids in Need of Defense)

Provides pro-bono (free) legal services for unaccompanied immigrant children.

  •   Crisis
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Legal assistance

Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS)

111 N Calvert St Baltimore MD 21202

 (410) 539-3112

  •   Legal assistance

Living Classrooms Foundation

1417 Thames Street (main offices) Baltimore MD 21231

 410.685.0295

  •   Arts
  •   Birth control
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Legal assistance
  •   Life skills
  •   Nature & environment
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS)

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

  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Foster care
  •   Job readiness
  •   Legal assistance
  •   Life skills
  •   School readiness
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Youth development

Maryland Legal Aid

500 E Lexington St Baltimore MD 21202

 (410) 951-7777

  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Legal assistance

Maryland Legal Services Corporation

Resource listing of legal services in Maryland by geography.

  •   Legal assistance

Maryland Suspension Representation Project (MSRP)

Baltimore MD

 443-873-3531

  •   Advocacy
  •   Legal assistance

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)

201 N Charles St Suite 1400 Baltimore MD 21201

 410-539-6800 (admin)

  •   Legal assistance
  •   Sex trafficking & support

Out For Justice

Baltimore MD

 (443) 692-7132

  •   Legal assistance

Public Justice Center (PJC) Education Stability Project

1 N Charles Street Suite 200 Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 625-9409

  •   Advocacy
  •   Homeless
  •   Legal assistance

Public Justice Center (PJC)

1 N Charles St 200 Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 625-9409

  •   Legal assistance

Tahirih Justice Center

201 N Charles St Suite 920 Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 999-1900

  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Legal assistance
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sexual assault & support

The Arc Baltimore

7215 York Rd Baltimore MD 21212

 410-296-2272

  •   Legal assistance

The Parents’ Place of Maryland

The Parents’ Place is a Maryland organization and parent center. We help families of children with disabilities and special health care needs throughout Maryland.

  •   Legal assistance
  •   Special health care needs

The People’s Law Library (PLL)

Baltimore MD

 

  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Legal assistance

The Women’s Law Center

The Women’s Law Center serves as a leading voice for justice and fairness for women by advocating for the protection and expansion of women’s rights through legal assistance to individuals and strategic initiatives to achieve systemic change. We are a non-profit organization that provides free legal representation and education programs to protect and empower individual women and their families.

Legal Services related to Family Law, Employment Law, and Protection Orders –for information about Human Trafficking program see: http://law.ubalt.edu/faculty/profiles/emerson.cfm

305 W Chesapeake Ave Suite 201 Baltimore MD 21204

 (410) 321-8761

Mon 8.30am-4.30am, Tue 8.30am-4.30am, Wed 8.30am-4.30am, Thu 8.30am-4.30am, Fri 8.30am-4.30am, Sat 8.30am-4.30am, Sun 8.30am-4.30am

  •   Legal assistance

Youth Empowered Society (YES) Drop-In Center

2315 N Charles St 1st floor Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 235-7744

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Foster care
  •   Health insurance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Homeless
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Legal assistance
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Oral health
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   School readiness
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sexual assault & support
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Special health care needs
  •   STD testing
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Youth Legal Information Line

Provides basic information about laws that affect LGBT people, including family law, and about resources available for people who are facing discrimination or other civil rights issues.

 1(800) 528-6257

  •   Legal assistance
  •   LGBTQ+
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