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We improve the lives and experiences of Maryland’s children through policy change and program improvement. We provide advocacy and impact data as well as personalized stories to help tell the story of Maryland’s children in a simple way. This information is often used by state agencies, legislators and our fellow advocates.
1 N Charles St, Suite 2400 Baltimore MD 21201
Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young peoples rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.
Do you need a refresher on sex ed policy, HIV statistics, and other topics? Did your abstinence-only education leave you in the dark about contraceptive methods? Or do you already know it all, and want to prove it? YAN 101 was conceived to equip members of Advocates’ YAN with all the information they need to be effective, knowledgeable activists. It is a series of interactive online education modules on topics in adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Young people ages 13-24 who take all the modules and pass the final test will become Certified YAN 101 Activists.
Clinic focuses on primary care and family planning care. We are a school-based/student health clinic. Youth-friendly services also offered. This clinic only sees registered students that attend Maritime or Vanguard middle school.
5001 Sinclair Lane Baltimore MD 21206
Clinic focuses on primary care and family planning care. We are a community-based and hospital-based clinic. Youth-friendly services also offered.
200 N. Wolfe St Baltimore MD 21287
ELG is a nonprofit licensed by Behavioral Health Services, and CARF Accredited to provide Level I Outpatient care, Level II Intensive Outpatient care, Withdrawal Management, Outpatient Mental Health, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counseling for Adults and Minors, and Men’s Transitional Housing.
4804 York Road Suite 2 Baltimore MD 21212
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland is a community-based nonprofit organization founded in 1977. We provide support, education, outreach and advocacy for SGL/LGBTQ individuals and our allies, through programs, services, and resources.The GLCCB provides an affirming space, platforms for free expression, and resources for healthier living.
2530 North Charles St 3rd Floor Baltimore MD 21218
Alice! is not one person, but a team. The Go Ask Alice! site is supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers. Our team members have advanced degrees in public health, health education, medicine, counseling, and a number of other relevant fields.
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
Clinic focuses on primary care. We are a community-based clinic.
1000 E Eager St Baltimore MD 21202
LIGHT Health & Wellness Comprehensive Services, Inc. provides comprehensive services to economically disadvantaged children, younger and older adults and families who are impacted by HIV/AIDS. Services encompass: child care; psychosocial services; client advocacy; cultural and recreational activities for families; community outreach; and education and prevention services. Services for youth include:Provides comprehensive services to economically disadvantaged children, younger and older adults and families who are impacted by HIV/AIDS. Services encompass: child care; psychosocial services; client advocacy; cultural and recreational activities for families; community outreach; and education and prevention services. Services for youth include:
2200 North Monroe St Baltimore MD 21217
Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.”
Program Locations (after-school programs):
The UA House at Fayette (1100 E. Fayette St),
The POWER House Community Center (316 S. Caroline St),
The Park House (200 S. Linwood Ave),
BUGS (802 S. Caroline St),
Fresh Start (802 S. Caroline St),
Workforce Development Center (1100 E. Fayette St),
The Adult Resource Center (901 N. Milton Ave),
Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center (1000 Frankfurst Ave)
1417 Thames Street (main offices) Baltimore MD 21231
The Men and Families Center improves the quality of relationships between fathers and their children, thus enhancing the preservation of families and community. The Center is a nexus of the Greater East Baltimore community, creating greater access to services and a community awareness for residents. We address specific needs through a holistic array of services that are designed to meet men or women where they are and move them towards self empowerment.
2222 Jefferson St Baltimore MD 21205
American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) developed the Men’s Health Is Power toolkit, which is designed for organizations to better promote sexual health among young African American men (ages 18-30). The objective of Health is Power is to promote positive sexual health behaviors through a multi-phased campaign with messaging around 1) increased condom use; 2) healthy relationships; 3) sexually transmitted disease prevention; and 4) open partner communication.
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
It’s Your (Sex) Life supports young people in making responsible decisions about their sexual health. Online includes information about communication, the GYT (Get Yourself Tested) campaign, frequently asked questions, condoms, consent, STD treatment, HIV/AIDs, birth control, and shows. GYT encourages testing for STDs, including HIV and empowers young people to have an open dialogue about STDs.
Paul’s Place is a catalyst and leader for change, improving the quality of life in the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood and the surrounding Southwest Baltimore communities. Paul’s Place provides programs, services and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth.
1118 Ward St Baltimore MD 21230
Clinic focuses on primary care. This clinic only sees a person who is homeless (lives on the street; stays in shelter, mission, single room occupancy facilities, abandoned building or vehicle; lives in any other unstable or non-permanent situation; unable to maintain housing situation and forced to stay with friends and/or extended family members).
421 Fallsway Baltimore MD 21202
Clinic focuses on family planning care, STD care and obstetrics/gynecology. We are a community-based clinic. Youth-friendly services also offered.
330 N Howard St Baltimore MD 21201
PrEP is for YOUth is a program at the Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health at Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane. We educate, provide clinical services, and community outreach to young people ages 13-25 years old about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other ways to stay on top of their sexual health.
200 N Wolfe Street Baltimore MD 21287
Safer Sex for Trans Bodies is a comprehensive sexual health guide for transgender and gender expansive people and their partners. The guide is written by and for members of the transgender community and offers them a long-overdue resource on potentially life-saving and affirming practices, from respectful terminology and definitions to helpful practices for sexual health following transition-related care.
The ultimate website committed to providing you accurate, credible and up-to-date information and education on sexual health. An initiative of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, the site’s mandate is to provide guidance and advice to help individuals develop and maintain a healthy sexuality.
STAR is community/faith based organization. STAR defines “Optimal Health” as providing spiritual support, linkages to care, direct services, treatment and prevention education utilizing innovative strategies. We address unfairness and gaps in service delivery for minority women and men at risk or living with HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, and other illnesses.
901 N Milton Ave Baltimore MD 21202
Special Teens At Risk–Together Reaching Access, Care, and Knowledge (STAR TRACK) provides comprehensive, individualized, age and culturally appropriate, primary HIV, and psychosocial supportive care to HIV infected and at-risk youth ages 12-24 in Baltimore. Prevention services include outreach and testing in the community, health promotion, education, and health education trainings.
120 Penn St Baltimore MD 21201
The goal of Stay Teen is to encourage you to enjoy your teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting. The more you know about issues like sex, relationships, abstinence, and birth control, the better prepared you’ll be to make informed choices for your future. We’re not telling you how to live your life…we just want to give you some food for thought and the latest facts. It’s up to you to make your own smart decisions.
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
Clinic focuses on primary care, family planning care and STD care. We are a hospital-based clinic. Youth-friendly services also offered.
120 Penn St Baltimore MD 21201
Participants learn practical life skills through 4-H leadership and citizenship training, civic education, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, entrepreneurship, workforce development, service-learning, photography, STEM, public speaking, gardening, fashion review and the Clovers Program.
6615 Reisterstown Road Suite 201 Baltimore MD 21215
The Westside Youth Opportunity Center (Westside YO) works with Baltimore City residents between 18 and 24 years old. We are primarily a career development program that includes a full academic program ranging from adult basic education all the way to GED preparation. We are youth development based with case management at or core.
1510 W Lafayette Ave Baltimore MD 21217
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
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
YouthResource is a website created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people. YouthResource takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth, by providing information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy.