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All-Options (Backline)

All-Options (formerly Backline) uses direct service and social change strategies to promote unconditional, judgment-free support for people in all of their decisions, feelings, and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption. We recognize that these issues are complex, but one thing is certain: Everyone deserves to have all options!

  •   Parenting
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption

Baltimore Abortion Fund

The Baltimore Abortion Fund exists to help individuals in Baltimore, MD who need abortion care but cannot afford the full cost of the procedure. We operate a confidential helpline where our trained case managers offer referrals, financial counseling, and financial assistance to low-income Baltimore residents who need help paying for their abortion care.

 

  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

 1 (800) 4-A-CHILD (4-2-24453)

  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Crisis

Children of the Night Line

Rescuing America’s children from the ravages of prostitution.

 1 (800) 551-1300

  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Crisis
  •   Sex trafficking & support

Foster Care Youth Ombudsman

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.

  •   Crisis
  •   Foster care

GLBT National Youth Talkline

GLBT National Youth Talkline is a private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems, HIV/AIDS, anxiety and safer sex information and a lot more. We also maintain the largest collection of resources for the GLBT community in the United States.

 1 (800) 246-PRIDE (7743); 1 (888) THE-GLNH (843-4564)

  •   Crisis
  •   LGBTQ+

HIV Nightline

The HIV/AIDS Nightline responds to calls annually from all over the United States. People call us for many reasons: people just testing HIV positive, people in feeling isolated and/or concerned about their medications, caregivers buckling under the stress of caring for a loved one at home, and people concerned about the HIV risks. What makes the Nightline unique is our hours. For people receiving their HIV test results after work at a clinic, to people just having a night of unsafe sexual exposure, the program is often the only resource open for immediate care.

  •   Crisis
  •   HIV testing

Maryland Department of Human Resources Hotlines

We help vulnerable Marylanders buy healthy foods, pay energy bills, and obtain medical assistance. We also provide stable environments for at-risk children and adults.

 (800) 332-6347

  •   Food assistance
  •   Income assistance

Maryland Health Connection

Maryland Health Connection is the state’s official health insurance marketplace for individuals and families to compare and enroll in health insurance and determine eligibility for Medicaid and other assistance programs, federal tax credits and cost-sharing reductions.

Mon 8:00am-8:00pm, Tue 8:00am-8:00pm, Wed 8:00am-8:00pm, Thu 8:00am-8:00pm, Fri 8:00am-8:00pm, Sat Closed, Sun Closed

  •   Health insurance

Maryland WIC Program

The Maryland WIC Program is a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children under the age 5. WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy supplemental foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five.

201 W Preston St Baltimore MD 21201

  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting

Maryland Youth Crisis Line (Suicide Hotline)

Help4MDYouth.org is an initiative of the Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline Network. A caller in Maryland simple dials the toll-free number and accesses a hotline center in their region. All centers operate 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365 days a year.

 (800) 422-0009

24/7 Referral and intake is available online

  •   Crisis
  •   Homeless
  •   Mental health
  •   Shelter & housing

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Helpline

Help with finding health care for pregnant women and children including health insurance coverage.

 1 (800) 456-8900

  •   Health insurance

Mayor’s Crisis Resource Hotline (Baltimore Crisis Response)

Single phone number for Baltimore City residents to use for substance use and mental health crisis calls, services and treatment, and information. The line will be answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, giving people in need of help the opportunity to talk to a trained professional at any time.

Baltimore MD

 (410) 433-5175

24/7 Referral and intake is available online

  •   Crisis
  •   Mental health
  •   Substance use & abuse

Medicaid Medical Assistance Programs

Medicaid helps to pay the medical bills of needy and low-income individuals. It is administered by the State and pays medical bills with Federal and State funds. You or members of your family may qualify for Medicaid through Maryland Health Connection to receive free or low-cost health care. Enrollment in Medicaid and the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) is year-round.

Mon 8:00am-8:00pm, Tue 8:00am-8:00pm, Wed 8:00am-8:00pm, Thu 8:00am-8:00pm, Fri 8:00am-8:00pm, Sat Closed, Sun Closed

  •   Health insurance

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

NCMEC serves as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Today NCMEC is authorized by Congress to perform 22 programs and services to assist law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them.

  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Crisis

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. The Hotline provides highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, and local resources.

  •   Relationship violence & abuse support

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages.

  •   Crisis
  •   Sex trafficking & support

National Parent Hotline

The National Parent Helpline is here for you and is open to parents and caregivers of children and youth of all ages. Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.

  •   Parenting

National Runaway Safeline (NRS)

Helps keep America’’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is here to listen whether you are thinking of running away or already have. Our services are confidential and nonjudgmental.

 

 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

  •   Crisis
  •   Homeless

National Suicide Prevention Line

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network and crisis counseling and mental health referrals are available day and night. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

  •   Crisis
  •   Mental health

not-2-late.com Emergency Contraception Website & Hotline

The Mission of The Emergency Contraception Website is to increase women’s knowledge about and timely access to emergency contraception and other reproductive health choices. Provides information on the different types of emergency contraception and where to get it.

 1 (888) NOT-2-LATE (668-2-5283)

  •   Birth control
  •   Crisis

Poison Control Hotline

Prevent poisonings, save lives, and limit injury from poisoning. In addition to saving lives, the Center decreases health care costs of poisoning cases.

  •   Crisis

PrEP Maryland

Website & hotline (The PrEPline) designed to provide information for patients about PrEP and where to get PrEP in Maryland.

  •   PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV)
  •   PrEP

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

  •   Crisis
  •   Sexual assault & support

Services & Information for Parents by Maryland Family Network

Maryland Family Network is the state’s foremost provider of services to the early childhood care community, and creator and sustainer of parent-child programs for families raising infants and toddlers.

  •   Parenting

Smoking Quitline: 1 (800) QUIT-NOW

For support in quitting smoking, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free educational materials, and referrals to local resources.

Baltimore MD

 1 (800) QUIT-NOW (784-8669)

  •   Substance use & abuse

The Family Tree

The Family Tree is the leading authority in Maryland for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Our Vision is that every family has the tools to raise children to become healthy, productive and competent adults. We do that through proven, research-based programs that strengthen families and break the cycle of abuse and neglect. These programs include: Parenting education programs, Family guidance programs, Support groups, Home visitation, Child and youth development programs, Family life workshops, and 24-hour Parenting HelpLine.

2108 N Charles St Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 889-2300; 1 (800) 243-7337 Parenting HelpLine

  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Parenting

The Peer Listening Line

A LGBT Helpline and Peer listening line.

 1(800) 399-PEER (7337)

  •   LGBTQ+

The Trans Lifeline

A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

 1(887) 565-8860

  •   LGBTQ+

The Trevor Project

he Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

  •   Crisis
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Mental health

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 Towson 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

Tobacco & Smoking Cessation at Baltimore City Health Department

The Baltimore City Health Department provides smoking cessation services, community education, school-based projects, and enforcement of retailer compliance with three tobacco control ordinances.

Baltimore MD

  •   Asthma
  •   Substance use & abuse

TurnAround, Inc.

TurnAround’s mission is to build a community free of violence by working with adults and children affected by intimate partner and sexual violence to address their needs and prevent further violence through advocacy and education.

8503 LaSalle Road 2nd floor Towson MD 21286

 (410) 377-8111 (make appt); (443) 279-0379 24-hour helpline

  •   Crisis
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sexual assault & support

Utility Assistance at 211 MD

With fuel costs on the rise and many people struggling financially, this is one of the most common reasons people dial 2-1-1. There may be several options that could help, such as financial assistance, disconnection prevention or bill payment arrangements.

 

  •   Income assistance

Utility Assistance at 211 MD

With fuel costs on the rise and many people struggling financially, this is one of the most common reasons people dial 2-1-1. There may be several options that could help, such as financial assistance, disconnection prevention or bill payment arrangements.

 211

  •   Crisis

Victims of Crime Resource Center

Staff provide resource and referral information to victims and their families, victim service providers and other victim advocates. Callers receive information on such matters as victims compensation, victims’ rights in the Justice System, restitution, civil suits, right to speak at sentencing and parole board hearings, as well as information on specific rights of victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and abuse against disabled.

 (800) 842-8467

  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Crisis
  •   Sexual assault & support

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+

Disaster Distress Helpline

Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.

 1 (800) 985-5990

  •   Crisis
  •   Trauma, grief & loss

Foster Care Parent Ombudsman

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.

  •   Crisis
  •   Foster care
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