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211 Maryland’s Helpline

211 Maryland’s Helpline is available 24/7 to callers, including youth, in need of crisis intervention, risk assessment for suicide, homicide or overdose prevention, support, guidance, and information or linkage to community behavioral health providers. Maryland’s Helpline also provides assistance to access resources such as naloxone education, recovery support, veteran’s services and family services as available/appropriate for the individual.

24/7 Referral and intake is available online

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988 National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

The Lifeline responds 24/7 to calls, chats or texts from anyone who needs support for suicidal, mental health, and/or substance use crisis, and connects those in need with trained crisis counselors. The Lifeline provides support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

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All-Options

All-Options 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. All-Options recognize that these issues are complex, but one thing is certain: Everyone deserves to have all options! All-Options has a talkline and provides access to religious counselors.

Mon 10:00am-1:00pm, Tue 10:00am-1:00pm, Wed 10:00am-1:00pm, Thu 10:00am-1:00pm, Fri 10:00am-1:00pm, Sat 10:00am-6:00pm, Sun 10:00am-6:00pm

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Baltimore Abortion Fund

The Baltimore Abortion Fund (BAF) is a mutual aid, grassroots, nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance and practical support to people who live in or travel to Maryland for abortion care. BAF operates a confidential helpline (443-853-8445) where our case managers make financial commitments to help callers pay for their procedures, as well as provide information on how to access abortion care. BAF provides financial commitments to cover a portion of the caller’s abortion care. Our case managers refer callers to area health clinics that provide reproductive health services. BAF provides practical support like transportation, accommodations, and translation services, to remove barriers to abortion care.

Mon Varies, Tue Varies, Wed Varies, Thu Varies, Fri Varies, Sat Varies, Sun Varies

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Baltimore City Health Department: Tobacco & Smoking Cessation

The Baltimore City Health Department provides smoking cessation services, community education, school-based projects, and enforcement of retailer compliance with three tobacco control ordinances. They provide a smoking cessation program, community health education, and youth resources.

See other resources by Baltimore City Health Department:

Baltimore City Health Department: Dental Clinics
Baltimore City Health Department: Immunization Program
Baltimore City Health Department: Maternal & Infant Care Program
Baltimore City Health Department: Office of Youth and Trauma Services

Baltimore MD

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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.

Mon 12:00am-11:59pm, Tue 12:00am-11:59pm, Wed 12:00am-11:59pm, Thu 12:00am-11:59pm, Fri 12:00am-11:59pm, Sat 12:00am-11:59pm, Sun 12:00am-11:59pm

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Children of the Night Hotline

Children of the Night’s hotline provides interventions towards rescuing America’s children from the sexual exploitation, pornography, and prostitution.

 1 (800) 551-1300

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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.

 (800) 985-5990

Mon 12:00am-11:59pm, Tue 12:00am-11:59pm, Wed 12:00am-11:59pm, Thu 12:00am-11:59pm, Fri 12:00am-11:59pm, Sat 12:00am-11:59pm, Sun 12:00am-11:59pm

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Foster Care Parent Ombudsman

The Foster Parent Ombudsman advocates 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 investigates complaints against foster parents. The Foster Parent Ombudsman reports to the Office of Secretary in Maryland’s Department of Human Services.

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Foster Care Youth Ombudsman

The Foster Youth Ombudsman advocates for foster youth and reports to the Office of Secretary in Maryland’s Department of Human Services.

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Here2Help 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

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HIV Nightline

The HIV/AIDS Nightline responds to calls annually from all over the United States. People call 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 the 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.

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How to Get a U.S. Passport

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

Mon 8:00am-10:00pm, Tue 8:00am-10:00pm, Wed 8:00am-10:00pm, Thu 8:00am-10:00pm, Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat 10:00am-3:00pm, Sun 10:00am-3:00pm

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LGBT National Help Center Talklines

The LGBT National Help Center hosts the LGBT National Youth Talkline, online chat support, and weekly youth chat rooms. The Talkline is a private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems, HIV/AIDS, anxiety and safer sex information and a lot more.

 (800) 246-PRIDE (7743)

Mon 4:00pm-12:00pm, Tue 4:00pm-12:00pm, Wed 4:00pm-12:00pm, Thu 4:00pm-12:00pm, Fri 4:00pm-12:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-5:00pm, Sun Closed

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Maryland Department of Human Service (DHS) Hotline

The DHS hotline provides information for various programs, policies, and procedures.

 (800) 332-6347

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Maryland Division of Unemployment Insurance

Helpful information for unemployed workers in Maryland.

Mon 8:00am-4:00pm, Tue 8:00am-4:00pm, Wed 8:00am-4:00pm, Thu 8:00am-4:00pm, Fri 8:00am-4:00pm, Sat Closed, Sun Closed

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Maryland Family Network: Services & Information for Parents

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. Their website includes a child care locator and tips for choosing child care; this organization is available via phone for questions.

See other resources by Maryland Family Network:

Maryland Family Network: Family Support Centers Listing
Maryland Family Network: After School Activities Resource Guide

Mon 8:30am-4:30pm, Tue 8:30am-4:30pm, Wed 8:30am-4:30pm, Thu 8:30am-4:30pm, Fri 8:30am-4:30pm, Sat Closed, Sun Closed

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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.

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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

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National Abortion Federation (NAF)

The mission of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care, which promotes health and justice for women. NAF provides women with the resources they need to make informed decisions about their pregnancies. The NAF also operates the National Abortion Hotline.

Mon 8:00am-7:00pm, Tue 8:00am-7:00pm, Wed 8:00am-7:00pm, Thu 8:00am-7:00pm, Fri 8:00am-7:00pm, Sat 8:00am-4:00pm, Sun 8:00am-4:00pm

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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.

Mon 12:00am-11:59pm, Tue 12:00am-11:59pm, Wed 12:00am-11:59pm, Thu 12:00am-11:59pm, Fri 12:00am-11:59pm, Sat 12:00am-11:59pm, Sun 12:00am-11:59pm

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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.

Mon 12:00am-11:59pm, Tue 12:00am-11:59pm, Wed 12:00am-11:59pm, Thu 12:00am-11:59pm, Fri 12:00am-11:59pm, Sat 12:00am-11:59pm, Sun 12:00am-11:59pm

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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.

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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.

Mon 10:00am-7:00pm, Tue 10:00am-7:00pm, Wed 10:00am-7:00pm, Thu 10:00am-7:00pm, Fri 10:00am-7:00pm, Sat Closed, Sun Closed

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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 there to listen and provides confidential and nonjudgmental support.

 

 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

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Poison Control Hotline

The Poison Control hotline helps prevent poisonings, saves lives, and limits injury from poisoning. In addition to saving lives, the hotline decreases health care costs of poisoning cases.

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PrEP Maryland

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

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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.

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Scarleteen

Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality and relationships education and support organization and website. The site and services is designed to provide information about sexuality, sex, sexual health, relationships, advice and support. An online chat and text hotline are also available through this website.

Mon 1:00pm-4:00pm, Tue 3:00pm-6:00pm, Wed Closed, Thu Closed, Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Sat 11:00am-2:00pm, Sun Closed

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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)

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The Peer Listening Line

A LGBT Helpline and Peer listening line.

 1(800) 399-PEER (7337)

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The People’s Law Library (PLL)

The People’s Law Library (PLL) is a legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library. The website also contains the Maryland Court Help Center, which offers free legal help with civil matters via call or web chat.

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

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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

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The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Counselors are available via phone call, text, and online chat 24/7.

Mon 12:00am-11:59pm, Tue 12:00am-11:59pm, Wed 12:00am-11:59pm, Thu 12:00am-11:59pm, Fri 12:00am-11:59pm, Sat 12:00am-11:59pm, Sun 12:00am-11:59pm

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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:

https://law.ubalt.edu/admissions/ourstudents_profiles/jessicaemerson.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

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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

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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.

Mon 12:00am-11:59pm, Tue 12:00am-11:59pm, Wed 12:00am-11:59pm, Thu 12:00am-11:59pm, Fri 12:00am-11:59pm, Sat 12:00am-11:59pm, Sun 12:00am-11:59pm

Victims of Crime Resource Center

Victims of Crime Resource Center provides 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

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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

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