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Resources for Families of Children with Special Needs in Frederick ...

Resources for Families of Children with Special

Needs in Frederick County, Maryland

Compiled by FCPS Partners for Success--2011

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Assistive Technology……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2

Day Care for Children with Special Needs………………………………………………………………………………3

Disability Specific………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3

Education/Resources…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5

Financial/Funding………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7

Housing and Supports………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….9

Job Training and Supports…………………………………………………………………………………………………………11

Legal Services (Advocacy)………………………………………………………………………………………………………….12

Medical

Assessments……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….13

Care-Services…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….13

Dental…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..15

Medical Equipment…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….16

Mental Health…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….17

Therapists……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….17

Private Therapy-Physical, Occupational and Speech…………………………………………………19

Respite…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………20

Recreation-Year Round………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..21

Support Groups/ Information…………………………………………………………………………………………………….23

Support Services…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..25

Transportation……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….26

Waivers……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………27

24 Hour Hotlines…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..28

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Assistive Technology

AT:LAST, Inc. (7050 Oakland Mills Rd. Suite 160, Columbia, MD 21046) AT:LAST, Inc.

endeavors to break down the barriers which prevent individuals with disabilities, their

families, and service providers from acquiring and effectively using Assistive Technologies to

gain greater independence. Assistive Technology: Loans, Acquisitions, Services and Training,

Inc., is a non-profit organization that helps persons of all ages and all disabilities reach their

goals through the effective use of assistive technologies.

410-381-2667

www.matcoop.org

Maryland’s Technology Assistance Program (MD TAP) (217 E. Redwood St., Suite 1300,

Baltimore, MD, 21202) Maryland’s Technology Assistance Program provides assistive

technology services available to every Maryland resident with a disability, providing tools to

help Marylanders with disabilities and seniors enjoy the same rights and opportunities as

other citizens. The free services include equipment demonstrations, equipment loans, a

device-exchange program, training, and public awareness initiatives. There are two lowinterest

financing programs for the purchase of assistive technology and provide access to

cooperative buying discounts on AT purchases. MD TAP is a program of the Maryland

Department of Disabilities and coordinates with two regional offices to deliver these free

AT services to Marylanders across the state.

410-767-3660 or 1-800-637-4113

http://www.mdod.maryland.gov/MTAP%20Home.aspx

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland-No Boundaries Assistive Technology Center

(11350 McCormick Road, Suite 1100, Hunt Valley, MD 21031) The No Boundaries

Assistive Technology Center provides assessments, therapy, and training for children and

adults with communication and computer access difficulties. Information regarding funding

for Assistive Technology equipment is also provided. Services are offered to individuals

with any type of disability, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, learning

disability, and more.

410-484-4540 ext. 2580 or 1-800-451-2452

info@ucp-cm.org

http://www.ucp.org/ucp_localsub.cfm/81/4629/4641

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Daycare for Children with Special Needs

Locate: Child Care— If your child is 12 years old or younger, project Locate will find at

least one daycare provider in your area willing to serve children with special needs. If your

child is over 12, Project Locate will send you a list of providers to call yourself. A small fee

may be assessed.

410-625-1113 or 1-800-999-0120

http://www.mdchildcare.org/mdcfc/childcare/choose.html

Disability Specific

Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc., (452 Prospect Blvd., Frederick, MD 21701) In

addition to relay and interpreting services, CSD offers nationally-accredited programs for

the deaf, hard of hearing and general community. In Maryland, these programs include:

American Sign Language (ASL)/Deaf Culture Classes; Cross–Cultural, Hearing Loss

Awareness Training & Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Advocacy; and Health Awareness.

TTY: (301) 695-1109 or voice: (301) 696-1550

http://www.c-s-d.org/Maryland/Home.aspx

Connections Beyond Sight and Sound (University of Maryland, 1308 Benjamin Building,

College Park, Maryland 20742) Connection Beyond Sight and Sound is a partnership

between the Maryland State Department of Education and the University of Maryland,

College Park and serves children who are diagnosed deaf/blind. This project supports

children in their home, school, and community by providing consultation, training and special

programs, technical assistance to children, their families, and care providers.

301-405-5304

http://www.cbss.umd.edu/

Maryland Office for Blindness and Vision Services (2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD

21218) OBVS includes rehabilitation counselors, rehabilitation technologists, case managers

and rehabilitation teachers with specialized training in issues of importance to people who

are blind, visually impaired or deafblind. They assist people in designing and carrying out

plans for employment or independent living. OBVS also administers the Maryland Business

Enterprise Program for the Blind, which prepares individuals to operate successful vending

and food service operations in public facilities.

410-554-9277 or 866-614-4780

http://www.dors.state.md.us/DORS/programservices/business3/

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Maryland Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (217 E. Redwood St., Suite 1300,

Baltimore, MD, 21202) ODHH was established in 2001 to provide expertise related to deaf

and hard of hearing issues to Maryland citizens and to facilitate their ability of access

resources and services. This website will provide access to information and resources

related to deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Maryland. ODHH believes that all

Maryland citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing should have equal and full access to

resources, services, and opportunities for participation in all aspects of community life

through the provision of appropriate accommodations.

410-767-6290 Maryland Relay 1-800-735-2258

http://www.odhh.md.gov/

The Maryland School for the Blind (3501 Taylor Ave., Baltimore, MD 21236)35The

Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) is a private, statewide resource center providing

outreach, school and residential programs to children and youth from infancy to age 21 who

are blind or visually impaired including those with multiple disabilities. MSB ensures that

each student's fullest potential is reached and parent and local school system expectations

are exceeded.

410-444-5000

http://www.mdschblind.org/

The Maryland School for the Deaf: The Maryland School for the Deaf provides excellence

in education in a bilingual environment to prepare all students to be contributing citizens.

Provided is a free public education for children from birth through age 21 who are Deaf and

Hard of Hearing, reside in Maryland, and meet the MSD admissions criteria.

Columbia Campus

8169 Old Montgomery Road

Columbia, MD 21044

Contact Numbers:

240-575-2966 (VP)

410-480-4500 (Voice)

410-480-4501 (TTY)

Frederick Campus

101 Clarke Place

Frederick, MD 21705-0250

Contact Numbers:

240-575-2966 (VP)

301-360-2000 (Voice)

301-360-2001 (TTY)

http://www.msd.edu/

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Education/Resources

Family Partnership of Frederick County (8420 Gas House Pike, Ste. EE, Frederick, MD

21701) A community-based organization that provides family support and assistance to

parents and their children to help them become self-sufficient. Offers parent education

including GED prep, child development, service coordination, home visits, youth services,

health education, and peer support.

301-600-2206

http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=55

Frederick County Head Start (401 Sagner Ave., Frederick, MD 21701) Provides low income

families with children from 3-4 years of age a comprehensive preschool program. Also

offers parent education and special services for children with physical or developmental

disabilities.

301-600-1024

www.co.frederick.md.us/head-start

Frederick County Public Schools-Dept. of Special Education--Specially designed

instructions, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability,

including instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, or in hospitals. Includes

related services needed to complete the child’s individualized program and can include

speech/language pathology services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, career and

technology education.

301-644-5281

www.fcps.org

FCPS Partners for Success (191 Waverley Dr., Frederick, MD 21702) Partners for Success

is a resource center that provides families, professionals, and the community with

information, training, and support. The purpose of these centers is to provide the skills and

knowledge that will enable families of children with disabilities, ages 3 to 21, and

professionals to function as equal partners in the educational making process and to assist

families in accessing services for their children. Seminars and workshops are held and there

is a lending resource library.

240-236-8744

Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) The Special Education Citizens

Advisory Committee (SECAC) is part of a statewide network of advisory committees that

are required by state and federal law. SECACs enable a local director of special education

to seek meaningful input from parents, community partners, service providers, and school

administrators on local issues relative to the provision of a free appropriate public education

and the achievement of students with disabilities. The Frederick County SECAC meets

monthly, September-May, to collaborate with and provide input to the Special Education

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Office. Membership includes parents, community representatives, students and FCPS staff.

Meetings are open to the public, and new membership is solicited each year. For more

information contact the Director of Special Education at 301-644-5281.

http://fcps.schoolwires.com/152910112010544517/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000

&BCOB=0&C=54292

The Maryland Department of Disabilities (217 E. Redwood St., Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD

21202) The web site provides information on the following subjects: Daily Supports,

Disability Benefits, Education, Employment, Housing, Transportation, and much more. Also

information on specific state programs.

800-637-4113

www.mdod.state.md.us/

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (217 Redwood St., Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD

21202) Educates and informs policymakers about issues of importance to people with

developmental disabilities and their families. Focuses on bringing about lasting

improvements in the areas of: education, early intervention, child care, community supports,

employment, transportation, recreation, housing, health, and quality assurance.

800-305-6441

www.md-council.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Frederick County—Provides public education

classes presented by experts in the mental health field and classes such as ―Education

Support: NAMI Basics‖, and ―Family to Family‖.

301-663-9414

www.namifcmd.org

The Parents’ Place of Maryland (801 Cromwell Park Drive, Suite 103, Glen Burnie, MD

21061) The Parents’ Place provides information on special education rights, Individualized

Education Program, access to health care, early childhood services, transitioning from school

to adult services and many other related topics. Information is by telephone, face-to-face

meetings, family workshops, or leadership training series.

410-768-9100

info@ppmd.org

www.ppmd.org

Partners in Policymaking-- The goal of Partners in Policymaking is to educate participants to

be active partners with those who make policy and develop partnerships that are based on

positive relationships. The Partners program is an e-learning site which gives Partners

participants the opportunity to supplement their learning and increase their knowledge and

understanding of best practices in the disability field, and learn how to communicate

effectively with their elected officials. Five online courses are now available: Partners in

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Living, Partners in Time, Partners in Education, Making Your Case, and Partners in

Employment.

http://www.partnersinpolicymaking.com/online.html

Pathfinders for Autism—Pathfinders for Autism is a parent sponsored, non-profit

organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families.

Pathfinders provides information, resources, referrals, and training to families and

professionals who serve individuals affected by autism.

410-769-9500 or 866-806-8400

info@pathfindersforautism.org

www.pathfindersforautism.org

Financial/Funding

The Arc of Frederick County (620-A Research Drive, Frederick, MD 21703)

The Arc of Frederick County provides resources and training for parents of children with

disabilities on Futures and Estate Planning, which helps parents plan for their child’s needs

and where they will live, when the parents are no longer around to help.

301-663-0909

www.arcfc.org

Catoctin Community Medical Fund Any person residing in the Catoctin High School Feeder

region who is in need of assistance because of a medical situation may apply for funding with

one of the following three screening agencies:

Thurmont Ministerium—301-271-2379

Seton Center—301-447-6102

Religious Coalition—301-631-2670

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA): The Developmental Disabilities

Administration provides a coordinated service delivery system so that individuals with

developmental disabilities receive appropriate services oriented toward the goal of

integration into the community. These services are provided through a combination of state

residential centers (providing services to individuals with intellectual disability) and a wide

array of community based services delivered primarily through a network of non-profit

providers. Services are obtained by contacting one of the regional offices of DDA.

Individuals must apply for and be determined eligible for DDA services.

Telephone: (301)791-4670

Maryland Relay: 1-800-735-2258

TOLL FREE: 1-888-791-0193

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Address: DDA - Western Maryland Regional Office, 1360 Marshall Street, Hagerstown,

Maryland 21740

Health Grants-The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation is now offering support to meet

the needs of children by providing assistance grants for medical services not fully covered

by health insurance. Parents and caretakers can apply for grants of as much as $5,000 for

services to improve their child’s life, such as speech and physical therapy, psychotherapy,

wheelchairs, and hearing aids. To be eligible, children must be 16 or younger, and families

must meet economic guidelines and already be covered by some type of commercial health

insurance plan. To apply, visit:

www.uhccf.org

Jeremy Foundation:-- Jeremy Foundation, Inc. will be networking with pediatric hospitals to

identify and help children with cancer. We help any child with cancer whose family is able to

demonstrate financial need regardless of socio-economic status prior to diagnosis. The

Jeremy Foundation serves children from birth to age eighteen and their families. The

Jeremy Foundation, Inc. is committed to securing for all families with children receiving

treatments the opportunity to be financially burden free.

Phone (301) 363-8184

11610 Primrose Ct.

Ijamsville, MD 21754

General Information: jeremyfoundationinc@comcast.net

http://jeremyfoundation.com/

Jill Fox Memorial Fund, Inc.-- The Jill Fox Memorial Fund provides grants to individuals

with unmet medical and healthcare needs not paid for by medical insurance, government

agencies, health associations, community organizations, public or personal resources.

The Jill Fox Memorial Fund, Inc. accepts applications from degreed social workers or

healthcare professionals (RN, Occupational, Speech or Physical Therapist, Physician, Case

Manager, etc.) who advocate on behalf of their clients. Individuals may not submit

applications on their own behalf.

The Jill Fox Memorial Fund, Inc.

101 W. Mt Royal Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

TEL: 410-727-4828 ext 322 and ext 272

Web Address: www.jilfoxfund.org

E-Mail: info@jillfoxfund.org

Low Intensity Support Services-the Developmental Administration has contracted with

licensed providers to provide Low Intensity Support Services (LISS), previously known as

Rolling Access. LISS guidelines allow an individual to request up to $3,000 per year, to make

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multiple requests throughout the year and across multiple years. The provider for Frederick

County is Penn-Mar Human Services (310 Old Freeland Rd., Freeland MD).

1-877-282-8202

www.penn-mar.org

LISS@penn-mar.org

Monocacy Foundation (620B Research Court, Frederick MD 21703) Grants are awarded once

a year to individuals with a developmental disability that are citizens of Frederick County

Maryland. Priority is given to meet medical, educational, or recreational needs that are not

provided for by other sources. Applications for a grant are normally due in October of each

year.

301-663-8811 ext. 204

http://communitylivinginc.org/monocacyfoundation.html

Social Security and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) Social Security Office (10 North

Jefferson St. Suite 204, Frederick, MD 21701) SSI provides monthly payments for people

who are disabled. Both children and adults can receive SSI but eligibility of children under

18 is determined by the child’s family financial status and only children from families with

low income will be eligible. Everyone who receives SSI also gets Medical Assistance.

301-682-6765, 1-800-772-1213 or TTY 1-800-325-0778

http://www.ssa.gov/ssi/

Teach Autistic Children Today (TACT)-(PO Box 487, Braddock Heights, MD 21714) To

provide financial assistance and other support for children with autism and their families so

they may obtain the necessary therapeutic and educational services required to overcome

the developmental disability of autism.

301-371-7877

www.TeachAutisticChildrenToday.org

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland (5736 Industry Lane, Frederick, MD 21704)

Provides funding for short-term care of individuals with developmental disabilities, in or out

of the home, allowing the family a time of rest and renewal. Provides financial assistance to

families who meet eligibility requirements as established by Maryland’s Dept. of Human

Resources (DHR).

301-663-8700

www.ucp-cm.org

Housing & Supports

The Arc of Frederick County (620A Research Drive, Frederick, MD 21703) The Arc

provides individually designed support services and collaborates with the community to build

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Frederick County’s Housing Choice Voucher-(520 N. Market St. Frederick, MD 21701)

Provides rental assistance to eligible low-income households to enable them to afford

housing in the private rental market.

310-600-6091

http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=463

Frederick County Housing and Community Development (520 N. Market St., Frederick, MD

21701) With the guidance of the Affordable Housing Council, the Frederick County

Department of Housing and Community Development is committed to providing a full range of

safe and affordable housing choices for Frederick County Residents, with an emphasis on

serving low to moderate income and special needs populations.

301-600-6091

http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=57

Job Training and Supports

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) (100 E. Saints St., Room 201, Frederick, MD

21701) DORS is a state government agency that pays for job training, work-related

equipment, and other services for people with disabilities. Individuals need to schedule an

interview with a DORS representative to open a case, for students with an Individualized

Educational Program this should be done for the students IEP meeting when they turn 14

years old. DORS can write up an employment plan with the individual, which may include job

training, education, job seeking, transportation, etc.

301-600-3075

www.dors.state.md.us/dors

frederick@dors.state.md.us

Several Agencies can test an individual’s work skills, train her/him for various jobs, and help

her/him find a job. The individual must first open a case with DORS (see above), because

DORS is usually the only resource to pay for these services.

Abilities Network Epilepsy Association ((5104 Pegasus Court, suite E, Frederick, MD

21704)

301-695-9505

1-800-394-9504

www.abilitiesnetwork.org

The Arc of Frederick County (620-A Research Drive, Frederick, MD 21703)

663-0909, ext. 26

www.arcfc.org

Family Service Foundation (205-A Broadway Street, Frederick, MD 21701)

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301-694-7828

http://www.fsfinc.org/

Goodwill Industries (400 East Church St., Frederick, MD 21701)

301-662-0622

http://www.gimv.org/

Jeanne Bussard Center (555 South Market St., Frederick, MD 21701)

301-663-9588

http://jeannebussard.org/

The Scott Key Center (1050 Rocky Springs Rd., Frederick, MD 21702)

301-600-1600

http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=2501

United Cerebral Palsy (5736 Industry Lane, Frederick, MD 21704)

301-663-8700

http://www.ucp.org/ucp

Way Station (230 West Patrick St., P.O. Box 3826 Frederick, MD 21705)

301-662-0099

http://www.waystationinc.org/

Legal Services (Advocacy)

Legal Aid Bureau (22 S. Market St. Suite 11, Frederick, MD 21701) Providing free civil

legal services in Maryland for low-income people, children and the elderly.

301-694-7414

800-679-8813

http://www.mdlab.org/

Maryland Disability Law Center, Inc. (MDLC) (1800 N. Charles St., Suite 400, Baltimore,

MD 21201) Advocating to improve the lives of Marylanders with disabilities. Goal is to

create a more integrated and just society by advancing the legal rights of people with

disabilities and ensuring equal opportunities to participate in community life. MDLC provides

free legal services to Marylanders with disabilities on matters that are related to their

disability and fall within the advocacy service areas. One of the service areas is access to

education, housing, transportation, and health care.

410-727-6352

800-233-7201

http://www.mdlclaw.org/

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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service is a

nonprofit organization that connects low-income Marylanders in need of civil legal assistance

with pro bono attorneys.

410-547-6537

800-510-0050

http://www.mvlslaw.org/

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland -- Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland is the

statewide coordinator of volunteer legal services in a wide range of areas, such as housing,

family law, education, disability, and many more.

410-837-9379

800-396-1274

http://www.probonomd.org/

Medical

Assessments

Frederick County Developmental Center (350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702)

Infants and Toddlers Program-Birth through school age, services/assessments are free if

you qualify for the program. Services provided include Speech and Hearing, Language,

Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Social Work.

http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?nid=2496

301-600-1611

Frederick Memorial Home Health (605 East Church, Suite 2, Frederick, MD 21701)

Provides in-home skilled nursing, Occupational and Physical Therapy and speech, they take

MA, Medicare and some private insurance.

http://www.fmh.org/

240-566-3222

Kennedy Krieger Institute (707 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205) Serves people under

the age of 21. Provides diagnostic services, inpatient and day treatment services, outpatient

services, home and community services, and school programs.

www.kennedykrieger.org

443 923-9200

Care-Services

Children‘s Medical Services (CMS) Program—The Children’s Medical Services Program is a

joint federal/state/local program. CMS assists families in planning and obtaining specialty

medical and rehabilitative care for children who have a chronic illnesses or disabling

conditions which interfere with normal growth and development. The program has both

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medical and financial eligibility requirements. If your child needs special medical or

rehabilitative services which you cannot afford, apply for assistance. Call for an application

to be mailed to you.

410-767-5585 or 1-800-638-8864

http://fha.maryland.gov/genetics/specialcare.cfm

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT)-- The Early Periodic

Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program is the child health component of

Medicaid. It's required in every state and is designed to improve the health of low-income

children, by financing appropriate and necessary pediatric services. EPSDT is designed to

address physical, mental, and developmental health needs. Screening services ―to detect

physical and mental conditions‖ must be covered at periodic intervals, as well as diagnostic

and treatment coverage.

800-233-7201

http://www.hrsa.gov/epsdt/

Emergency Prescription Assistance – Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs

(27 Degrange St., Frederick, MD 21701) The Emergency Prescription Assistance Program

provides short-term emergency proscription assistance to Frederick County residents that

are uninsured or lack adequate prescription coverage. Clients must be referred by a

physician and have a prescription from the physician.

301-631-2670, ext. 105

www.thereligiouscoalition.org

Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) --This program provides full health benefits

for children up to age 19 and pregnant women of any age. Families with low to moderate

income are eligible. Medical services are provided through the HealthChoice Program, a

series of Managed Care organizations (MCOs) throughout the state. To apply, contact the

Department of Health (301-600-1328 or 301-600-3124), Frederick County Social Services

(301-600-4585), or call 800-977-7388.

http://dhmh.maryland.gov/mma/mchp/ or

http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=4182

Medbank Program-Frederick Community Action Agency (100 South Market St., Frederick,

MD 21701) The Medbank Program helps low-to-moderate-income uninsured and

underinsured people obtain free or low-cost prescription medications offered through

patient assistance programs operated by pharmaceutical manufacturing companies.

301-600-1506

www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa

Medication/Prescription Drug Assistance-Salvation Army (223 West Fifth St., Frederick,

MD 21701) Emergency and short-term financial help in obtaining prescription medications for

Frederick county residents; assistance can be provided to a client once every six months.

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301-662-2311

http://salvationarmyfrederick.org

Medication/Prescription Drug Assistance-St. Vincent de Paul Society (116 East Second St.,

Frederick, MD 21701) Emergency and short-term financial help in obtaining prescription

medications.

301-662-4676

Primary Health Care Clinic-Frederick Community Action Agency (100 South Market St.,

Frederick, MD 21701) Primary health care clinic that serves adults and children that are

lower-income, homeless, or are enrolled in Medical Assistance. The FCAA clinic is a provider

with Priority Partners MCO and Maryland Physicians Care MCO.

301-600-1506

www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa

Primary Health Care-Mission of Mercy (22 South Market St., Suite 6D, Frederick, MD

21701) Free basic, primary healthcare, dental care and free prescription medications,

delivered through a mobile medical program and licensed volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists,

and other non-medical volunteers. The clinic sites in Frederick County are in Frederick City

and Brunswick.

301-682-5683

www.amissionofmercy.org

Specialized Health Need Interagency Collaboration (1750 East Fairmount Ave., Baltimore,

MD 21231) The Specialized Health Needs Interagency Collaboration project (SHNIC) is a

partnership between the Kennedy Krieger Institute, other local hospitals, and the Maryland

State Department of Education. The primary goal is to provide community education that

facilitates the inclusion of students with specialized health needs into the community.

Through on-site training and technical assistance offered at no cost, the skills are taught to

safely and effectively manage the needs of children and adolescents with specialized health

needs and to help those children integrate into their schools and communities.

888-554-2080

http://www.kennedykrieger.org/kki_misc.jsp?pid=1994

Dental

Frederick County Developmental Center Dental Clinic (350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD

21702) The clinic provides pediatric services only for patients under the age of 18.

Services provided include complete examinations, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatment,

fillings, extractions, sealants, and oral hygiene education. They accept all Medical

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Assistance cards and for patients without insurance, fees will be determined by income and

family size.

301-600-1041

http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?nid=2455

Mission of Mercy (22 South Market St., Suite 6D, Frederick, MD 21701) Free basic,

primary healthcare and dental care; extractions and fillings only. Mission of Mercy has 2

clinic sites in Frederick County; Frederick City and Brunswick. Dental is on a first-come,

first serve basis-no appointments, and all new patients need to arrive at the clinic site

before 6am.

301-682-5683

www.amissionofmercy.org

Medical Equipment

Medical equipment companies (which are listed in the Yellow Pages under ―Hospital Equipment

and Supplies‖) can recommend and sell equipment. They should also know whether Medicare,

Medical Assistance, or other forms of insurance will cover the cost.

Aronson Medical (6719 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore, MD 21215)

http://aronsonmedical.com/

410-358-4600

BP Gamma Medical Systems, Inc. (4451 Georgia Pacific Boulevard, Suite S, Frederick MD

21704)

http://BPGamma.com/

1-800-624-4134 or 301-874-3390

Chesapeake Rehab Equipment (2700 Lord Baltimore Drive, Baltimore, MD 21244)

http://www.chesapeake-rehab.com

1-800-777-6981 or 410-298-4555

FMH Home Medical Equipment & Supplies (605 E. Church St., Frederick MD 21701)

www.fmh.org

1-800-704-3701 or 240-566-3099

Loan Closets

In some cases, if equipment cannot be bought, it may be borrowed. Call:

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Federated Charities (22 South Market St., Frederick, MD 21701)

301-662-1561

Mental Health

Mental Health Association of Frederick County (MHA)(263 W. Patrick St. Frederick, MD

21701) MHA of Frederick County has a mission to build a strong foundation of emotional

wellness by education, empowering and advocating for children, adults, and families through a

wide array of services. MHA is always available, accessible and responsive to the changing

needs of the community and provides referrals, resources, intervention and education for

children, individuals, and families.

301-663-0011

mha@fcmha.org

www.fcmha.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Frederick County (4 East Church St.,

Frederick, MD 21701) NAMI is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of

those with mental illness (including ADHD) and their families through education, support, and

advocacy.

240-379-6186

www.namifcmd.org

The Pro Bono Counseling Project The Pro Bono Counseling Project is a non-profit

organization that was formed to provide free mental health care to individuals, families and

couples who can not receive care from any other source.

1-877-323-5800

www.probonocounseling.org

Way Station, Inc. (230 West Patrick St., P.O. Box 3826, Frederick, MD 21705) The Way

Station is a mental health organization providing rehabilitation services and treatment

services for children, adolescents, and adults. They serve children and adolescents with

emotional and behavioral difficulties, with overnight and hourly facility-based respite (Camp

Journey), family preservation services, multi-systemic therapy, and Intensive Behavioral

Support.

301-662-0099

www.waystationinc.org

Therapists

These are some of the local practices; their listing does not imply any kind of endorsement.

Allied Counseling Group (Frederick, Brunswick, and New Market)

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301-698-7077

www.alliedcounselinggroup.com

Associated Family Counseling, PA (15 Worman’s Mill Court, Ste. D, Frederick, MD 21701)

301-228-2303

www.associatedfamilycounseling.com

Autism Consultation and Treatment Center (301- W. Main St., Thurmont MD 21788)

888-316-8280

www.act-center.net

Blue Ridge Behavioral Health Services (170 Thomas Johnson Drive, Ste. 200, Frederick MD

21702)

301-695-8390

www.blueridgebehavioralhealth.com

Creative Therapeutic Connections (164 West Main Street, Suite A, New Market, MD

21774)

301-693-5931

ctcbannon@comcast.net

http://www.linganorecandw.com/

Carroll Counseling Centers and Attention & Learning Disorders Clinic (1311 S. Main St.

Ste. 202, Mt. Airy, MD 21771)

301-829-2242

www.carrollcounseling.com

Catoctin Counseling Center, Inc. (Frederick and Thurmont)

301-631-1304

www.catoctincounseling.com

Center for Integrative Health Care (340 Park Ave., Frederick, MD 21701)

301-663-1683

www.pathforhealing.com

Center for Mind-Body Therapies (5 N. Bentz St., Frederick, MD 21701)

301-631-2936

www.CMBT.net

Counseling Services-a program of the Mental Health Assoc. of Frederick County (263 W.

Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701)

301-663-6135

www.fcmha.org

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Delta Holistic Therapy Center (245 W. Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701)

301-663-8901

Frederick Psychology Center (97 Thomas Johnson Dr., Ste. 202, Frederick, MD 21702)

301-695-6455

Healing Circles Wellness Center (620 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701)

301-712-9015

Monocacy Counseling Center, LLC (1207 N. East St., Frederick, MD 21701)

301-846-0967

Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center (65 Thomas Johnson Dr., Suite A, Frederick, MD

21702)

301-662-3808

www.monocacycenter.com

Psychotherapy Services, LLC (41 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701)

301-662-6226

South Mountain Counseling Services (16 Walnut St, Middletown, MD 21769)

301-371-3707

Trinity Pastoral Counseling Center (703 W. Patrick At., Frederick, MD 21701)

301-662-8908

Villa Maria of Frederick County- A Behavioral Health Program of Catholic Charities

(Frederick and Emmitsburg)

301-694-6654

Vital Sources (10 North Jefferson St., Suite 403, Frederick, MD 21701)

301-620-8700

www.vitalsources.org

Private Therapy-Physical, Occupational, & Speech

These are some of the local practices; their listing does not imply any kind of endorsement.

Amber Hill Physical Therapy (187 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 6, plus locations in

Damascus, Jefferson, and Thurmont)

301-663-1157

www.amberhillpt.com

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Body Benders-Physical Therapy With a Twist (550 Highland St., Suite, Frederick, MD

21701)

301-807-9955

888-261-2426

www.bodybenders.com

Frederick Memorial Healthcare System-Pediatric Rehabilitation Services (FMH Rose Hill

Clinic, 1562 Opossumtown pike, Frederick, MD 21702, plus a location in Mt. Airy and

Crestwood))

240-566-3132

http://fmh.org/body.cfm?id=209

Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute & Orthopedic Assoc. of Frederick-(MMI) (86

Thomas Johnson Court, Frederick, MD 21702)

301-694-8311

1-800-349-9386

www.mmidocs.com

Way to Grow-Developmental Pediatric Occupational, Speech & Physical Therapy (9093

Ridgefield Drive, #102, Frederick, MD 21701)

301-846-4769

www.way2grow.com

Respite

The Arc of Frederick County (620-A Research Drive, Frederick, MD 21703) Parents’ Day

Out—Parents’ Day Out provides a few hours of respite each month to parents and guardians

of children with developmental disabilities, offered free of charge the third Saturday of

every month from 10am to 2pm. Siblings are welcomed and pre-registration is required.

301-663-0909

www.arcfc.org

Camp Journey-Way Station (10304 Putman Road, Frederick, MD 21702) Camp Journey

Adolescent Respite Program serves families with adolescents who are currently active in

therapy to deal with emotional and behavioral challenges. Adolescents from the ages of 11-

17 can have regularly scheduled visits of a few hours a week , a day or two a week, or a

couple of weekends a month.

301-682-3446 or 1-888-878-5066 x6149

www.waystationinc.org

Connect and Learn (7035 Allington Manor Circle East, Frederick, MD 21703)

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Connect and Learn provides support services to children, teens, and young adults diagnosed

with Developmental Disorders. An approved Maryland Autism Waiver Service Provider

offering Family Training, Individual Support Services (IISS) and Respite. These services

are also available at an hourly rate to clients with private or alternate funding.

301-694-6422

www.connectandlearn.net

Daybreak Community Church Rooftop Respite (New Market, MD 21774) Rooftop Respite

is a relief care program designed for children with disabilities or medical concerns, as well as

their siblings, where parents can drop their children off for a free day of activity. This

program is offered on a quarterly basis, pre-registration is required.

301-865-8877

www.daybreak-church.com

Frederick County Developmental Center (350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702) Once

a year FCDC offers a limited amount of small grants on a first-come, first-serve basis to

families of children with special needs to be used within a year for respite care, recreational

activities, etc. For more information, call:

301-600-3367

Teachable Moments Teachable Moments offer a variety of education services and

specialize in working with students who have learning differences or special needs. Respite

Care is offered which is educational based and social skill building, with ―respite-share‖

rates.

240-676-1543

info@teachablemomentsonline.com

www.teachablemomentsonline.com

Recreation – Year Round

Adult Social Group- The Adult Social Group was started by Teachable Moments to have

monthly activities for young adults (ages 18 on up) with developmental disabilities to offer

opportunities to help teach social skills, both for safety and for establishing meaningful

relationships. The group members are also encouraged to initiate social activities with each

other outside of the regular scheduled meetings and activities.

301-788-6198

www.teachablemomentsonline.com

Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County (413 Burck St., Frederick MD, 21701) The Boys

and Girls Clubs of Frederick County provides a safe place for Frederick-area children ages

6-18 to go after school and during the summer. Programs in six core areas: Character &

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Leadership; Education & Career; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; Sports, Fitness &

Recreation; and Computer Technology.

301-600-1875

http://bgcfc.org/

Boy Scouts of America-A year-round program for boys 11-17 designed to achieve the aims

of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel

of an adult Scoutmaster. In Frederick County, BSA has 1 troop of boys with special needs

and are looking for more interested boys.

Wes Haynes 240-395-0605 whaynes@boyscouts-ncac.org

Tom Wheatley 301-371-4797 tmwheatley1981@gmail.com

Camp Journey Adolescent Respite Program- Located near the scenic Catoctin Mountains,

Camp Journey Adolescent Respite Program serves families with adolescents who are

currently active in therapy to deal with emotional and behavioral challenges. A program

where adolescent from the ages of 11-17 can have regularly scheduled visits of a few hours a

week, a day or two a week, or a couple weekends a month, while participating in a variety of

activities, such as hiking, fishing, swimming and trips.

301-682-3446

1-888-878-5066 x6149

www.waystationinc.org

Challenger Little League – Any child with disabilities who wants to have lots of fun can play

in this Little League. Previous experience is not necessary to be part of this wonderful

program, just a willingness to play and wear a real baseball uniform.

Fred Laliberte 301-694-8673

Guy Berry 301-471-9701 geberry@comcast.net

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center- Wide variety of classess and subject

matters including drawing, painting, ceramics, woodworking, sculpture, printmaking,

cartooning, claymation and more!

301-698-0656

www.delaplaine.org

Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program – Located in Lewistown, a very successful

and experienced horseback riding program for children with all types of disabilities.

301-898-3587

www.fc4htrp.org

Frederick County Parks and Recreation-Friday Night Rec.—A program designed for

persons with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, ages 14 years and older.

301-600-2936

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www.recreater.com

Frederick County Public Libraries – Many different activities throughout the county, check

online at www.fcpl.org.

Special Olympics – Providing year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety

of Olympic type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Check the

website at www.somdfrederick.org to see all the different activities.

Anne MacDonald 301-694-7779 amacdonald@somd.org

YMCA Kids Unlimited Programs (1000 North Market St., Frederick, MD 21701)-Programs

for Children and Young Adults with Special Needs- Respite care, Parents’ Night Out (evening

and weekend hours), unified summer camps. In addition, children may attend a variety of

general camp programs, with staff accommodations provided whenever possible. Will try to

accommodate all students with special education needs, on a case by case basis.

Kelly Presnell 301-663-5131 ext. 1248 kpresnell@frederickymca.org

www.frederickymca.org

Support Groups/Information

The Arc of Frederick County (620-A Research Drive, Frederick, MD 21703) The Arc of

Frederick sponsors two support groups for parents of children with disabilities; one of them

is for Spanish speaking parents.

301-663-0909

http://www.arcfc.org/userfiles/Parent%20Support%20Groups.pdf

Autism Society of America-Frederick County--Support group for families of children with

autism that meets monthly at The Arc of Frederick County at 620A Research Drive,

Frederick, MD 21703.

301-746-8080 info@asafrederickmd.org

www.asafrederickmd.org

Compassionate Friends of Frederick County (303 Upper College Terrace, Frederick, MD

21701)—Provides monthly support group for bereaved families, parents, siblings, and friends

who can work through their grief with the help of others who have lost a loved one.

301-662-5511

www.tcfdcmetro.com

Fathers Support Group (191 Waverley Drive, Frederick, MD 21702) A group for fathers of

children with developmental disabilities that meets occasionally in the evening.

240-236-8705

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The Frederick County Commission on Disabilities (12 East Church Street, Frederick, MD

21701) The Frederick County Commission on Disabilities mission is to review programs and

services for people with disabilities and to identify their needs and gaps in service; to

conduct and participate in meetings for the purpose of raising the level of " Disability

Awareness " among people with disabilities and the general public; to identify barriers to

programs and services available to people with disabilities and to recommend the means of

overcoming these barriers and to make recommendations to the Bd. of County Commissioners

regarding existing and proposed legislation pertaining to people with disabilities.

301-694-1663 MD Relay: 711

www.fccod.org

Frederick F.R.I.E.N.D.S. (Family Resource Information and Education Network for Down

Syndrome) A support and resource group for expectant and new parents and extended

families of children with Down syndrome. Provides age-appropriate activities for children,

advocates for community awareness, has regular meetings with professional speakers, and

meets informally to share the joys and challenges of parenting.

301-834-6848

www.friendsoffredco.org

Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (7484 Candlewood Road, Suite R. Hanover, MD

21076) The Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education Inc. (MCIE) is a statewide nonprofit

organization dedicated to the inclusion of students with disabilities in their neighborhood

schools. MCIE provides a variety of services to families and schools for meaningful and

successful participation of all students in their neighborhood schools, through partnerships,

advocacy, professional development, and public education.

410-859-5400 or 1-800-899-8837

http://www.mcie.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Frederick County—Provides public education

meetings presented by experts in the mental health field, support groups (i.e. Mom’s Support

Group), other educational support and advocacy for persons with mental illness (including

ADHD), their families, and friends.

301-663-9414

24 Hour helpline: 240-379-6186

www.namifcmd.org

Support Groups for Kids-Frederick County Health Department, Substance Abuse Division

(350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702) This program offers the help that kids

dealing with family substance abuse really need.

301-600-3281

www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/healthdept/substanceabuse

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Support Services

Abilities Network of Frederick County (5104 Pegasus Court, suite E, Frederick, MD 21704)

Assists children with developmental disabilities to achieve their personal goals and

integration into the community. Services are customized to each individual and family and

include information and referral to appropriate programs, assistance with application to

services, independent living skills, and job readiness training.

301-695-9505

1-800-394-9504

www.abilitiesnetwork.org

Arc of Frederick County (620-A Research Drive, Frederick, MD 21703) The Arc of

Frederick County provides advocacy, access to resources, assistance in increasing individual

and family connections for people with developmental disabilities. The organization seeks

creative solutions to help people with developmental disabilities to attain their goals.

301-663-0909

info@arcfc.org

www.arcfc.org

Community Agency School Services (CASS)-A program of Frederick County Public Schools—

Connects at risk middle school students and their families to resources within the community

in order to achieve family well being and to promote school success.

www.fcps.org

Family Partnership of Frederick County (8420 Gas House Pike, Ste. EE, Frederick, MD

21701) A community-based organization that provides family support and assistance to

parents and their children to help them become self-sufficient. Offers parent education

including GED prep, child development, service coordination, home visits, youth services,

health education, and peer support.

301-600-2206

http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=55

Family Service Foundation (205-A Broadway St. Frederick, MD 21701)

Mental Health services, addiction services and HIV/AIDS Education for deaf and hard of

hearing people. Full range of psychiatric services, including medication monitoring. Day

Habilitation and residential placements for chronically mentally ill. Accepts Medicaid,

Medicare and variety of HMO and Managed Care carriers. Services also offered on a sliding

fee scale.

301-694-7828

888-840-3265

www.fsfinc.org/index.html

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Frederick County Developmental Center-Frederick County Health Department (350

Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702) A comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and coordinated

community agency serving Frederick County’s children with special needs from birth to 21

years. Services include audiology, psychology, physical and occupational therapy, service

coordination, social work, and speech/language pathology. The Center is the lead agency for

the Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program, an interagency early intervention

program serving children with developmental delays (birth-kindergarten) and their families.

301-600-1612

http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?nid=2496

Healthy Families Frederick (22. S. Market St., Ste. 4, Frederick, MD 21701) Provide

quality, strength-based, family-centered services and support as well as access to community

resources and agencies to help build stronger families, healthier children and a better

community.

301-696-2058

hffrederick@hotmail.com

Partnership for Emotionally Resilient Kids (PERKS)-A program of the Mental Health

Association of Frederick County—Provides onsite assistance for early education programs

with children, age birth through four years ole, who exhibit social, emotional or behavioral

issues. Partners with parents to offer strategies, resources, and support to develop

resilient children.

301-662-4549

www.fcmha.org

Service Coordination, Frederick County (5303 Spectrum Drive, Suite I, Frederick MD

21703) Service Coordination is a private, nonprofit organization which helps adults and

children with developmental disabilities get services that allow them to fulfill their goals in

life. Coordinators visit clients and families regularly to assess their needs and help locate

on-going support services. Program identifies service gaps, advocates for improvements in

the service system and provides community education.

301-663-8044

www.servicecoordinationinc.org

Transportation

The Maryland Department of Disabilities (217 E. Redwood St., Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD

21202) The web site provides information on the following subjects: Daily Supports,

Disability Benefits, Education, Employment, Housing, Transportation, and much more.

800-637-4113

www.mdod.state.md.us/

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Transit Plus (1040 Rocky Springs Rd., Frederick, MD 21702) TransIT-Plus is Frederick

County’s shared-ride, curb-to-curb, demand response transportation service, designed to

meet the specialized travel needs of people with mobility disabilities, and senior citizens.

Trips are scheduled on an individual basis to accommodate the unique travel needs of each

passenger. While trips for medical purpose are given scheduling priority, other trips may be

arranged for seniors and persons with disabilities. Provides door-to-door rides for people

with disabilities approved for the program.

301-600-2065

http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=105

Waivers

Autism Waiver—The Medicaid Home and Community Based Autism Waiver Program provides

Medicaid health care benefits, as well as expanded in-home and school-based services to

eligible children with autism.

Frederick County Public Schools-301-644-5274

http://dhmh.state.md.us/mma/waiverprograms/html/Autism%20Waiver%20Fact%20Sheet.

htm

Model Waiver for Disabled Children—The Model Waiver provides Medicaid health care

benefits as well as expanded in-home services to children who have very significant medical

needs (would otherwise require nursing home or long-term facility care).

410-987-1048

301-621-7830

http://dhmh.state.md.us/mma/waiverprograms/

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Waivers:

1. Community Pathways Waiver—This waiver provides Medicaid health care benefits, as

well as community-based residential, day and support services to people with

intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities.

2. New Directions Waiver--New Directions will allow people to direct their own services.

A person in New Directions can get a whole array of services, including support

services, supported employment and more and is for people living in their own homes or

with their families.

410-767-5636

http://www.ddamaryland.org/waiver.htm

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1-800-SUICIDE—1-800-784-2433

24-hour national crisis intervention hotline.

24-Hour Hotlines

2-1-1 (1-866-411-6803)

Available FREE, 24/7 for information and referrals on health and human services such as

basic human needs, physical and mental health, employment support, support for seniors,

children, youth and families, mobile crisis services, and suicide prevention and intervention

services.

Alcohol Hotline-1-800-Alcohol (1-800-252-6465)

Helpline for alcohol and drug abusers

Americans with Disabilities Act Hotline-1-800-514-0301

Provides information on Americans with Disabilities Act, technical information and referral.

Child Help USA Hotline-1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

Crisis counseling for abused youth and abused parents. Referrals to local programs, legal

assistance, and information on prevention.

Covenant House Nineline-1-800-999-9999-National

24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline which provides crisis intervention, referral and information

services to the homeless, runaways, troubled teens and families.

Epilepsy Foundation of America Hotline-1-800-332-1000

Assist individuals with Epilepsy and other neurological disabilities. Vocational and residential

support services and provided to adults and youth.

Frederick County Hotline-301-662-2255

Crisis intervention, support, information and referrals for all types of issues and situations

to anyone in need.

National Poison Center-1-800-222-1222

Routes to closest poison control center. Emergency information.

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline -1-800-422-0009

Crisis intervention, support, and referrals serving the western Maryland region.

National AIDS Spanish Hotline Sponsored by the CDC-1-800-344-7432

Focusing on AIDS, HIV, and related issues in Spanish language.

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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children-1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

Clearinghouse for information regarding missing and exploited children.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline-1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Nationwide network of local crisis centers committed to suicide prevention and intervention.

Operation Runaway-1-800-204-8600

Hotline and 24-hour local crisis walk-in center for runaways, at-risk youth, and their

caregivers. Free crisis counseling/evaluation offered.

Parent Information/Stress Line-301-662-2255

Telephone support line for parents. Provides listening support, information and referral, and

crisis intervention.

Phone Friend-301-694-8255

Telephone support and assistance hotline for children at home alone.

Rape Crisis Hotline-301-662-8800

Crisis intervention for victims of rape, assault, or family violence; emergency shelter

available.

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