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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

  • 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.

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  • 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; mdtap@mdtap.org; 1-800-832-4827; Website
  • Maryland Relay provides alternatives to the traditional land line telephone. One of the options provides pictures of important people and places such as Family and 911 that can be accessed by pressing the picture.  This resource could be helpful for anyone with visual, audio or social disabilities. 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.

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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

Voter Rights

A Know-Your-Rights Guide for Voters with Mental Disabilities and Advocates, The guide is available for download via www.bazelon.org/issues/voting. Print copies are available from the Bazelon Center; inquiries to pubs@bazelon.org or (202) 467-5730 ext 1311.

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