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Maryland Foster Youth Resource


Contact
10 South St
Suite 304
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 856-1700


Description
Works with transitioning foster care youth or youth already out of the foster care system. Provides information and assistance helping youth prepare become self-sufficient. Also offers grants to possibly help with cost of living, a food and clothing closet, and a life skills curriculum.SERVICES:1) SAVE OUR FOSTER YOUTH (SOFY): Offers funds to assist youth with expenses such as food, gas and electric, rent, bus fare, furniture and possibly other household needs, on a case by case basis. Individuals are eligible for financial assistance once a year.2) FOSTER YOUTH INC (FYI): Teaches school aged foster youth about their rights and responsibilities while in foster care, and presents service and leadership opportunities for youth. Also educates the community about the foster care system, improvements recommended, and advocates for change.3) WALK-IN CLOSET: Provides donated items of non-perishable food items, diapers, baby clothing, casual and job interview clothing, shoes, and coats.4) PREP FOR SUCCESS LIFE SKILLS: Covers life skills topics that youth, 21-25 years old, will need to help them transition out of foster care.5) TRANSITIONAL HOUSING: Offers transitional housing up to 18 months through private landlords in the Baltimore area. This is a month to month agreement. Also provides wraparound services and provides in house therapy. Individuals must have a source of income, such as SSI, TCA, working, etc. For assistance with this program go to www.mfyrc.org, click on the About Us tab and select and complete the Client Intake Form. An Outreach Coordinator will contact the individual to schedule an appointment. Individuals can also call for assistance.6) VOLUNTEER SERVICE NAVIGATOR (VSN): Connects youth, ages 21- 25, with a seasoned adult to serve as a mentor, supporting and guiding youth with needed resources. Mentors work closely with MFYRC's Outreach Coordinator. Training is provided.7) EMPLOYMENT: Assists youth with career development by assessing skill sets, resume development, and interviewing skills. Works with community employers to provide information on job openings.For assistance with this program go towww.mfryc.org, click on the About Us tab and select and complete the Client Intake Form. An Outreach Coordinator will contact the individual to schedule an appointment. Individuals can also call for assistance.

Eligibility
Transitioning foster care youth or youth already out of the foster care system.

Area Served
Baltimore City County

Grace & Hope Mission


Contact
4 S Gay St
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 685-5252
Description
OVERVIEW: Provides a food pantry, bagged lunch, clothes and holiday assistance. - - SERVICES: - 1) FOOD PANTRY: Provides non-perishable food to individuals. Must have a referral from 211MD. Open on Mon, Tue, Thur, and Fri, Noon-3PM. Food pick up is at 5PM. Must bring proof of number of individuals in household and picture ID. Requires a call from 211MD/Agency prior to a fax referral to the agency. Accepts non-perishable food donations. - - 2) CLOTHING: Offers clothing when available at 7PM before church service Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, or Sun. Also in need of toiletries and winter clothing donations. - - 3) BAGGED MEAL: Provides a bagged lunch to individuals who attend church service Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri (individuals should arrive between 7-8PM to attend service at 8PM and the bagged meal will be provided at 8:30PM) or Sun, 7:30PM at the conclusion of mass. - - 4) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2017: CLOSED - o THANKSGIVING MEAL: Thanksgiving meal will be served on Tues, Nov 21 at 5PM for anyone in need. - o CHRISTMAS: Individuals should write a letter requesting a basket beginning Oct 10. The letter must be postmarked by Dec 1 to be eligible. Include name and address. Postcards will be mailed out to families requesting a basket, including their pick-up day. Baskets will be given out the week before Christmas and individuals must bring the postcard and photo identification to receive the basket. No restrictions.

Eligibility
Anyone in need.

Documents Required
Referral and current photo ID.

Area Served
Baltimore City County

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company


Contact
110 W Fayette St
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 625-0775


Description
Provides resources for food, children and taxes to residents of Baltimore City. SERVICES: 1) SOUP KITCHEN: Provides hot lunches Mon-Fri, 11AM-12:30PM.2) EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: Provides financial assistance with eviction (up to $1500) and utility cut-off notices (must be $1000 or below) to residents of zip codes 21230 and 21223. Call every other Monday (there is no way to determine which Mondays they will accept the calls). Must speak with a person to set-up an appointment. This is first come- first served. For assistance withutilities (no water) the client must first apply to MEAP. Must bring proof of residence, letter of determination from MEAP, proof of income, ID, social security card and cut-off/court papers. 3) EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY: Supplies emergency food to individuals and families who cannot afford groceries. Must have a food voucher from the Mt. Clare DSS office. Pantry is open Mon-Fri, 8-3:30PM. 1223 Pratt Street. 443-423-7800.4) SOCKS (Summer Outings and Camps for Kids): Conducts summer day programs for elementary school-age children.5) WOMEN'S AND MEN'S SUPPORT GROUP: Assists individuals in the neighborhood work through difficult problems. Women meet on Mondays at 9AM, and men meet on Wednesdays at 12:45PM.6) AA AND NA: Meetings are held on Sun 5-6PM.7) KID'S PLACE: Conducts a free Saturday recreational program for children aged 6-11. Includes supervised activities, games, storytelling, and arts and crafts. Mon-Fri, 2:30PM-6PM.8) CLOTHING BANK: Is open on Wed and Fri for women and Thurs for men. Guests can shop every two weeks for clothing and household items. There is no charge for any items. 11AM-12:15PM. Must bring picture ID.9) SHOWERS AND LAUNDRY: Showers Mon-Fri, 8:30-10:30AM and 12:45-2PM. Shower facilities, towels, washcloths, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, and toothpaste are available to individuals without access to showers or hot water Laundry service is available to those without access to a washer and dryer in exchange for one hour of volunteer service for each load of laundry. Individuals may have up to two loads of laundry washed per week.10) AFTER 3 SCHOOL PROGRAM: Provides middle school students, (grades 6th-8th), with an after school program. Mon-Thurs 3-6PM.11) NURSES' CLINIC: Provides basic health screening and referrals during lunch one day per week. The Health Department offers free HIV and STD testing one day per month. No appointment is needed, Wed 11AM.12) AMBASSADOR VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM: Volunteers perform duties at Paul's Place and in the community to learn job skills and respond to community needs while earning points toward essential bill payment. The Ambassador Volunteer Program is geared toward individuals who are recovering from addiction, seeking employment or returning to the work force, senior citizens, or on SSI. 13) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2011: CLOSEDo THANKSGIVING: o CHRISTMAS: Offers holiday food baskets to residents of 21223 and 21230. Walk-in to sign-up, Mon-Fri, 9AM-3PM starting 10/21. Call before going to ensure that baskets are still available. No referral needed. Photo ID, proof of address required and proof of all people in the home (birth certificates, social security cards), serves zip codes 21230 and 21223 only. Speak with Jeana. 14) FUEL FUND: People can apply the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. The bill must be under $700. Must bring turn-off notice, ID, OHEP certificate, most recent bill and proof of income. *Note:People have been known to start lining up around 5:30AM.15) LITERACY: Provides adult literacy classes and basic computer skills training. Call to see what is available.16) EXERCISE GROUP: Offers a weekly exercise group for adults, Thurs 9AM.

Hours
See notes for program hours.

Eligibility
Open to anyone.

Area Served
Baltimore City County

Sharp Dressed Man


Contact
223 W Lexington St
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 594-9662


Description
Provides a set of professional clothes to women living in the Baltimore metro area in search of employment.SERVICES:1) CLOTHING: Provides a professional suit for a client's first interview with a potential employer. Otheroccasionsmay apply (EX: workshopssponsoredbypotentialemployer, trainings by potentialemployer, ect.) Call to learn more.2) PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S GROUP: Offers workshops on leadership skills, self-esteem and work ethics. Will also do follow-ups and provide continued support for the women in their pursuit of employment.3) CAREER CENTER: Works with clients to developcareer goals, resume writing skills and interview techniques.

Hours
Mon & Wed: 6-8PM. Tues, Wed & Thurs: 1-3PM. Open for donations: 3rd Sat of the month, 11AM-1PM.

Eligibility
Women, ages 18 and older, living in Baltimore County or Baltimore City who are seeking employment.

Area Served
Baltimore City County

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MCVET


Contact
301 N High St
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 576-9626


Description
HOMELESS VETERANS: Provides a continuum of care for homeless veterans. Average length of stay is approximately 24 months. Offers a safe and clean place for veterans to deal with substance abuse issues and mental and physical health problems. Veterans receive housing, meals, case management, education and training, and employment services. Also accepts,

Eligibility
See notes.

Area Served
Baltimore City County

My Sister's Place Women's Center


Contact
17 W Franklin St
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 727-3523


Description
DROP-IN CENTER: Provides a daytime drop-in center for women and women with children. Serves breakfast (7AM), lunch (Noon) and dinner (5PM). A substance abuse workshop takes place Tues, 10AM. Offers access to showers, baths and toiletries, use of telephone and mailing address, able to was 1 load of laundry per week and offers limited storage for 30 days. Makes referrals to other services including psychiatry, medical care, case management, life skills, resume building, job training and night shelter. Provides parenting workshops. Also accepts donations of non-perishable food, clothing, personal items, and cleaning products.

Eligibility
Single women and women with children under age 18.

Area Served
Baltimore City County

Health Care for the Homeless


Contact
421 Fallsway
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 837-5533


Description
A day clinic that provides health-related services, education and advocacy to reduce the incidence of homelessness in Maryland. SERVICES: 1) PRIMARY HEALTH CARE: For chronic health conditions.May also give referrals for specialty cases. 2) HIV SERVICES:Testing, counseling and treatment available. 3) MENTAL HEALTH CARE: Provides psychiatricevaluations, therapy and case management when needed.4) SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES: Offers assessment, referrals, and individual and group counseling. Also offers buprenorphine. 5) CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES: Assistance obtaining benefits, jobs, housing and other basic needs.6) OUTREACH: Provides outreach to shelters, soup kitchens and the streets. 7) CONNECT PROJECT: Intensive case management for HIV+ clients with one secondary illness. 8) CONVALESCENT CARE PROGRAM: Provides temporary shelter placement for those released from prisons or hospitals who are too ill to find shelter or to be accepted to a regular shelter. 9) DENTAL: Can provide free of charge dental care to homeless individuals who arereceivingservices from Healthcare for the Homeless. Children are accepted.10) PRISON OUTREACH: Case managers go to Maryland correctional institutions to refer inmates to Health Care for the Homeless, and other needed care. 11) OUTREACH: Outreach to family shelters; provide social work services, health assessments, diagnoses and treatments, health care referrals and school advocacy. Also helps connect people with primary care providers and other resources in the community. FREDERICK & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES: Although service is not limited to persons residing within any specific geographical area, it may be more convenient for persons in Frederick County to visit the Frederick Community Action Agency, 301-694-1506, and persons in Montgomery County to go to the Community Clinic, Inc., 301-340-9666 or Mobile Medical Care, Inc. 301-460-3535. These locations are affiliated with Health Care For The Homeless and provide free health care services. DONATIONS: Medical supplies, men's clothing, toiletries and pre-packaged food are needed.

Hours
Sat, 8:30AM-Noon (Women only), 1-5PM.

Eligibility
18 and older who are experiencing homelessness or persons without permanent housing.

Area Served
Baltimore City County

Our Daily Bread Employment Center


Contact
725 Fallsway
Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 986-9000


Description
OVERVIEW: Provides a soup kitchen, food referrals, clothing vouchers and holiday meals to anyone in need. - - SERVICES: - 1) SOUP KITCHEN: Offers a breakfast (to older adults, 55+ and Veterans of any age) and lunch for anyone in need. Breakfast is Mon-Fri, 7:30-8AM, and lunch is Mon-Sun, 10:30AM-12:30PM. Also provides referrals to food pantries. - - 2) CLOTHING VOUCHER: Provides clothing vouchers Wed and Thur, 8:30 to the first 8 individuals. The clothing voucher is $90 and can be used at Value Village Thrift Store. Individuals are eligible once every 6 months for clothing vouchers. - - 3) HAPPY HELPERS: Provides a variety of items every Sun, 2-3PM, such as toiletries, canned goods, coats, and clothing depending on what has been donated. Anyone can come and get two shopping bags worth of items. - - 4) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2017: Open to anyone in need; first come, first serve basis. - o THANKSGIVING: A meal will be served Thanksgiving day, 10:30AM-12:30PM. - - o CHRISTMAS: A meal will be served Christmas day, 10:30AM-12:30PM.

Eligibility
Breakfast is open to seniors, ages 55 and older, and Veterans of any age. Lunch is open to anyone in need.

Documents Required
Call for information.

Area Served
Baltimore City County

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Helping Up Mission


Contact
1029 E Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 675-7500


Description
Provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, and a learning center for homeless men. Also sponsors a summer camp. SERVICES: 1) EMERGENCY OVERNIGHT SERVICES: Provides overnight shelter, 48beds, shower, clothing, two meals and a non-denominational church service for one night. Opens at 3PM every day and accepts walk-in clients until 6PM on a first-come, first-served basis. Clients must leave by 6AM the next morning. Clients are allowed one night of free shelter and are then charged $3 per night for additional days. 2) TRANSITIONAL HOUSING: Provides the Spiritual Recovery Program, which offers free room and board to eligible men willing to commit a year to spiritual recovery from issues that led them to homelessness. Applicants must complete an intake application and undergo a pre-screen interview with the Program Manager. Must commit to a 45-day in-house restriction, attend daily Bible and chemical dependency classes, fulfill work therapy requirement, complete required hours in the Learning Center, submit to a physical examination and random drug screenings and adhere to all Program and Mission rules.3)HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2011: CLOSED. Open to anyone in need. Walk in, first-come, first-served. No referrals needed.o THANKSGIVING: Not open to the public this yearo CHRISTMAS: Meal served Dec 25th, 11AM-1PM & 4-6PM.o VOLUNTEERS: Adults needed to assist with serving meals and clean-up for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. 4) DONATIONS: Donations of food, clothing, personal hygiene & toiletry items, cars, boats on trailers, and trucks in working condition are accepted. The summer camp needs camping equipment, and arts and crafts supplies. Call for detailed want list.

Eligibility
Men ages 21 years and older, with mental illness, addressing homeless, hunger and poverty issues or substance abuse problems. Ex-offenders welcome if they meet the above criteria. Will not turn away those without mental illness or those who are close to 21.

Area Served
Baltimore City County

Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center


Contact
300 E Madison St
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 545-8122


Description
LAW ENFORCEMENT: Central location for booking and processing arrestees in Baltimore City.The facility is largely a correctional intake facility run by the state of Maryland. Judges assigned here usually hold hearings involving persons recently arrested for crimes and who are being held, pre-trial, in lieu of a certain dollar amount bail. Bail review hearings are held daily with members of the Baltimore City State's Attorney's office and the Office of the Public Defender present.All visitors, to include children, must dress appropriately for visitation.All clothing must cover from the neck to the kneecaps.The following types of clothing are not allowed to be worn:- Tube tops, tank tops, or halter tops- See-through clothing- Mini-skirts, mini-dresses, shorts, skorts, or culottes (at or above the kneecap)- Form-fitting clothes such as leotards, spandex, and leggings- Clothes that expose a person's midriff, side, or back- Tops or dresses that have revealing necklines and/or excessive splits- Coats, jackets, shawls and scarves will be placed in an appropriate area

Hours
Depends on service.

Eligibility
Baltimore City.

Area Served
Baltimore City County

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