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Community Connections and Social Relationships

Maryland Department of Health (MDH):   Provides wide overview of Information, options and services regarding Medical Insurance and Medical Waiver Services provided to Individuals. (410)767-6500, or 1(877)-463-3464, 201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201;   Website

programs include:

  • Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP): Medical Assistance for children
  • Employed Individuals and Disabilities (EID): For individuals who work and do not meet regular MA guidelines. Maryland Primary Adult Care Program (PAC) provides pharmacy /basic health services.
  • Community Personal Care Assistance (CPAS):  Assists with nurse monitoring/supports in the home.
  • Community First Choice (CFC): Provides community services/supports to older adults and people with disabilities who live in their own homes. Contact (410) 767-1739.
  • Community Options Waiver: Provides community services/supports and must meet a nursing facility level of care. Call (410) 767-1739 or the Waiver Services Registry at 1 (844) 627-5465.

Developmental Disabilities Administration:  Administration within MDH that provides services and resources for people with developmental disabilities.


  • Central Region, 1401 Severn Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, (410) 234-8200
  • Western Region, 1360, Marshall Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 (301) 791-4670

Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD): Information on Transportation Services, Taxi Voucher, Mobility, Paratransit/Vehicle Modifications. 1(800)637-4113, Website  includes:

  • Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP): Program of the Maryland Department of Disabilities. Supports access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services;; 1-800-832-4827; Website

Maryland Department of Human Resources: Provides links to link to applying to Department of Social Services, food stamps, temporary cash assistance, Medical Assistance, etc.


Medical Assistance:  Apply at Website, by phone 1(855) 642-8572, or by applying at your local Health Department or Department of Social Services Agency in your County.

Social Security Administration:  Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Social Security Income (SSI), Retirement benefits; 1(800) 772-1213,  Website

Maryland Access Point: Service that connects people to health and support services throughout Maryland.1-844-627-5465; Website

MARYLAND COMMUNITY SERVICES LOCATOR (MDCSL): Provides links to local Department of Social services (DSS) for: Applying for food stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), Medical Assistance, BGE Assistance and many more resources; Website;

Also includes:

  • 2-1-1 Maryland: Provides connection to health and human services resource in community. 24 hours a day/7 days a week; Phone: 211; Website

Employment Resources (assistance with career counseling, training
and finding employment)

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS): Serves all counties; (410) 554-9442; Website

Maryland One Stop Career Centers:  Serves all counties; (410) 230-6001, Website

Maryland PROMISE (MD PROMISE): Free statewide program and research study designed to assist eligible young adults who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) who are planning for the youth’s transition from school into adulthood. 1-888-232-8554; Website: Website

Maryland Employment 1st:  Employment First is a concept to facilitate the full inclusion of people with the most significant disabilities in the workplace and community. Under the Employment First approach, community-based, integrated employment is the first option for employment services for youth and adults with significant disabilities.   Website

Housing (for people with low income, elderly, and/or individuals with disabilities)

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development: Programs include:  Housing Choice Program (Section 8) & Home Ownership for Individuals with Disabilities (HIDP). (301) 429-7751; Website

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development: Rental Housing/Rental Assistance /Subsidized Apartments Website

Maryland Housing Search: For locating affordable rental housing; Website

Legal Assistance

Disability Rights Maryland (DRM): Offers free legal aid to people with disabilities; 1500 Union Avenue, Suite 2000, Baltimore, MD 21211, (410) 727-6352; Toll Free 1 (800)-233-7201; Website

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC): Locate Pro Bono Attorneys in MD; (401) 837-9379; Website

Mental Health

Maryland Association of Core Service Agencies (MACSA) (All Maryland Counties): Provides mental health services/referrals, case management etc.; Phone: (301)682-9754;  Website

Psychological Testing (Sliding Scale)

Humanim, 6355, Woodside Ct, Columbia, MD (410) 381-7171; Website Loyola Clinical Center, 5911 York Rd, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD (410) 617-1200; Website

Future Planning Advanced Directives/Guardianship

Maryland Healthcare Decision MakingWebsite

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE (Call 911 in the event of an emergency)

MD Crisis Hotline: 1 (800) 422-0009