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On this page you'll find youth-focused resources for living independently, getting your birth certificate, identification (ID) card, and managing your money, and more.

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Art with a Heart

3355 Keswick Rd, Stable building Suite 104 Baltimore MD 21211

 (410) 366-8886

  •   Arts
  •   Foster care
  •   Homeless
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Parenting
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Baltimore Algebra Project

235 N Holiday St Baltimore MD 21223

 (410) 240 9125

  •   Advocacy
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Baltimore CASH Campaign

217 E Redwood St 1500 Baltimore MD 21202

 (443) 692-9487

  •   Financial literacy
  •   Life skills

Boys Coming of Age (BCOA)

5413 Biddison Avenue Baltimore MD 21206

 (410) 262-8471

  •   Advocacy
  •   Condoms
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Life skills
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Youth development

Chesapeake Center for Youth Development

301 E Patapsco Ave Brooklyn MD 21225

 (410) 355-4698

  •   Life skills
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)

Civic Works’ YouthBuild

300 West 24th St Baltimore MD 21211

 443-388-9017

  •   Arts
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Health insurance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nature & environment
  •   School readiness
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Community Advocates 4 You

P.O. Box 113 Owings Mills MD 21117

 443-219-2883

  •   Advocacy
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Foster care
  •   Homeless
  •   Latino
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Special health care needs

Community Assistance Network, Inc (CAN)

7900 E Baltimore St Baltimore MD 21224

 (410) 285-4674 

  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Homeless
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Vision health
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Community Law In Action (CLIA)

520 W Fayette St Suite 140 Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 706-3875

  •   Advocacy
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Youth development

DRU Mondawmin Healthy Families

2100 Eutaw Pl Baltimore MD 21217

 (410) 225-3555

  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Food assistance
  •   Life skills
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Volunteer opportunities

East Baltimore Youth and Family Services (EBYFS)

301 N.Gay Street Baltimore MD 21202

 410-752-3500 ext 127

  •   Advocacy
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Food assistance
  •   Homeless
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sexual assault & support
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Esperanza Center Youth Programs

430 S Broadway, Fell's Point Baltimore MD 21234

 667-600-2943

  •   Advocacy
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Food assistance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

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

Franciscan Center, Inc.

101 W 23rd St Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 467-5340 ext. 117

  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Food assistance
  •   HIV testing
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   School readiness
  •   Volunteer opportunities

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

HEBCAC Youth Opportunity Center (HEBCAC-YO)

1212 N Wolfe St Baltimore MD 21213

 (410) 732-2661

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Birth control
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Foster care
  •   Health insurance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Homeless
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Here 4 ReEntry

Baltimore MD

 WeAre[email protected]

  •   Advocacy
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health

Holistic Life Foundation (HLF)

2601 N Howard St 130 Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 235-4300

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nature & environment
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

How to Get a U.S. Passport

How to apply for a U.S. passport in person.

  •   Life skills

How to Get Your Birth Certificate

How to get your birth certificate in Maryland.

  •   Life skills

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

Loving Arms Inc.

3313 Oakfield Ave, Gwynn Oak Baltimore MD 21207

 410-367-2369

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Health insurance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   HIV treatment & Ryan White
  •   Homeless
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Oral health
  •   Parenting
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Vision health
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Maryland CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) Campaign

Free tax prep software and location

  •   Financial literacy
  •   Life skills

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

Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED)

101 West 24th St Baltimore MD 21202

 410-396-6721

  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   School readiness

Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood

2100 N Monroe St 2nd Floor Baltimore MD 21216

 (410) 852-8013

  •   Birth control
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Foster care
  •   Homeless
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Mountain Manor Treatment Center at Baltimore

3800 Frederick Ave Baltimore MD 21229

 (410) 233-1400

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Asthma
  •   Birth control
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Health insurance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   HIV testing
  •   HIV treatment & Ryan White
  •   Homeless
  •   Job readiness
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV)
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   School readiness
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sexual assault & support
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   STD testing
  •   STD treatment
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Youth development

NB Youth Academy

3220-A The Alameda Baltimore MD 21218

 1 (800) 425-0757

  •   Life skills

New Pathways

1045 Taylor Avenue Baltimore MD 21286

 (410) 464-2600 x 202

  •   Financial literacy
  •   Foster care
  •   Homeless
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Paul’s Place, Inc

1118 Ward St Baltimore MD 21230

 (410) 625-0775

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Food assistance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Life skills
  •   Nature & environment
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Youth development

Roberta’s House

2510 St. Paul Street 1st floor Baltimore MD 21218

 410-235-6633

  •   Advocacy
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Foster care
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

St. Francis Neighborhood Center

2405 Linden Ave Baltimore MD 21217

 (410) 669-2612

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Nature & environment
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Stand for Youth

400 East Pratt St 8th floor Baltimore MD 21202

 (855) 7 AT RISK (28-7475)

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

The Intersection

2900 E Fayette St Baltimore MD 21224

 (443) 708-8893

  •   Advocacy
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Vehicles for Change

Vehicles for Change Inc. (VFC) empowers families with financial challenges to achieve economic and personal independence through car ownership and technical training.

  •   Life skills

Westside Youth Opportunity Center (Westside YO)

1510 W Lafayette Ave Baltimore MD 21217

 (410) 545-6953

  •   Birth control
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nature & environment
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   School readiness
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

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 Services and Advocacy Project (YSAP)

1001 E Fayette St Office of Youth Violence Prevention Baltimore MD 21202

 (410) 396-2206

  •   Asthma
  •   Birth control
  •   Condoms
  •   Foster care
  •   Health insurance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   HIV testing
  •   HIV treatment & Ryan White
  •   Homeless
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Oral health
  •   Parenting
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   PrEP
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sexual assault & support
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   STD testing
  •   STD treatment
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Youth development

Baltimore Youth Arts

116 ​​W.​​ Mulberry ​​St. Baltimore MD 21201

 401-339-8449

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Get a Pratt Library Card

Instructions on how to get a Pratt Library card for anyone who lives or owns property in Maryland.

  •   Life skills

WIN Family Services

2502 W Northern Parkway Baltimore MD 21215

 (410) 578-8003

  •   Foster care
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Youth development
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