Published: Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:28
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CRISIS WARMLINE
A 24/7 number to reach resources for support and services for Anne Arundel County residents, through the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency. The "Community Warmline" number.
CALVERT COUNTY CRISIS HOTLINE
Crisis hotline available through the Calvert County Health Department Crisis Intervention Center.
410-535-1121, 301-855-1075. Teen Helpline: 410-257-2216
Free, confidential information and referral to local resources for residents of Queen Anne's County.
866-722-HLPS (4577), chesapeakehelps.org.
HOWARD COUNTY GRASSROOTS CRISIS INTERVENTION/MOBILE CRISIS TEAM
Open 24/7 for crisis services for adults and youths. Also helps operates the Mobile Crisis Team that responds in Howard County or for Howard County residents.
HOWARD COUNTY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
A 24-hour sexual, dating, and domestic violence helpline.
MARYLAND POISON CENTER
Expert advice on treating and preventing poisons and overdoses.
MARYLAND YOUTH CRISIS HOTLINE
One number accesses a crisis center hotline 24/7 in any Maryland region. Also offers online crisis chat services Monday-Friday, 4-9 p.m.
A toll-free hotline providing resources and referrals from nonprofit organization The Family Tree, which offers free parenting and family programs and services in Maryland to help prevent child abuse and neglect.
800-243-7337, 410-889-2300, familytreemd.org
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY CRISIS RESPONSE CENTER
Crisis services for ages 4 and older who need a counselor in Prince George's County.
SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS CENTER AND HOTLINE
A 24/7 hotline for victims of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse with victim advocates and short-term professional counseling available. Operated by the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
Eliminating racism, empowering women.
Annapolis and Anne Arundel County: 410-626-7800
Greater Baltimore: 410-685-1460.
24-hr crisis hotline: 410-222-7273, Domestic Violence hotline: 410-222-6800.
Hospital and Other Health Resources
ANNE ARUNDEL MEDICAL CENTER SUPPORT GROUPS
Support groups for individuals and families covering perinatal loss, postpartum depression, diabetes, Down syndrome, stroke, MS, Lyme disease and other health concerns.
Anne Arundel Medical Center nurse advice line.
800-MD-NURSE, 443-481-4000, aahs.org/askaamc
BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER SUPPORT GROUPS
Support groups for different health challenges including diabetes, stroke and mental health issues.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS AT ANNE ARUNDEL MEDICAL CENTER
Education and support for cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones.
Annapolis, 800-966-2619, aahs.org/cancer/support-groups.php
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP AT BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER
Monthly education and support for patients diagnosed with any type of cancer.
Glen Burnie, 410-553-8152, mybwmc.org/cancer-support-group-0
DIMENSIONS HEALTHCARE SUPPORT GROUP
Laurel Regional Hospital free public support groups include Alcoholics-Anonymous, Al-Anon, Bipolar, Nar-Anon and Narcotics Anonymous. Prince George's Hospital Center Support Groups cover Alcoholic-Anonymous, Preemie Support and Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse.
Support for parents with babies in or just out of the NICU.
443-510-2672, 443-562-6303, isabelsgift.org.
JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE SUPPORT GROUPS
Health care support groups cosponsored by Howard County General Hospital, including substance abuse, Alzheimer's caregivers, bereavement, asthma, cancer, depression, loss of a baby and others.
LIVING WITH DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
Monthly support group at BWMC Glen Burnie location for people with diabetes and their families.
MAN-TO-MAN PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Prostate cancer recovery and prevention support group meets at American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge on Lexington St., Baltimore.
Information about stroke recovery and prevention. Meets at BWMC Glen Burnie location.
SHORE REGIONAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS
Various health support groups including cancer, diabetes and stroke.
WELLNESS HOUSE OF ANNAPOLIS SUPPORT GROUPS
Support groups for caregivers of those with cancer, survivors, and children with family members who have cancer.
CHESAPEAKE LIFE CENTER
Support groups and counseling for adults and children who have experienced loss, including infant loss, late-term pregnancy loss. Operates in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties.
410-987-2129, 888-501-7077, chesapeakelifecenter.org
Support programs for family members, including children, grieving the death of a loved one one and care for those living with a serious, life-threatening illness.
Prince Frederick, 410-535-0892, calverthospice.org
Professionally led groups for adults experiencing marital separation or divorce, death of a spouse or looking to build healthier relationships. Meets in Crofton and Columbia/Ellicott City.
Grief support and counseling services in Central Maryland for families who have suffered a loss. Also offers perinatal and infant loss support services with Chesapeake Life Center in Baltimore and Howard counties.
HOSPICE OF THE CHESAPEAKE
Support and guidance for families in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties coping with a life-limiting illness in a child or other family member and counseling for children grieving a loss.
410-987-2003, 877-462-1101, hospicechesapeake.org
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER FOR INFANT AND CHILD LOSS
Grief support, counseling, workshops and special events for families who have experienced infant and child loss.
ALZHEIMER CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
Monthly support group for Alzheimer caregivers meetings the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Meets at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291,calvert.lib.md.us
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
Partnership to link Anne Arundel County residents to health, education and human services resources. Systems of Care provides information and support to connect children, youth and their families to appropriate community resources.
410-222-7423, 800-485-0041, aacounty.org/Partnership/index.cfm
Professionally led groups for adults experiencing marital separation or divorce, death of a spouse or looking to build healthier relationships. Meets in Crofton, Ellicott City/Columbia and north Baltimore County.
Nondenominational, biblical-based teaching and support group to help recover from separation and divorce. Meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. at Riva Trace Baptist Church, Annapolis.
FAMILY SUPPORT CENTERS
State network of centers providing free, comprehensive services for parents and children birth to age 3, including health education and referral, peer support and parent education. Includes an Annapolis location. Umbrella organization Maryland Family Network also provides child care resource network and other services.
410-269-4478, 410-659-7701, marylandfamilynetwork.org/programs-services/family-support-network
KINSHIP CARE SUPPORT RESOURCES
State support and information for caregivers of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, younger siblings and others who are related but not a biological child.
NATIONAL FAMILY RESILIENCY CENTER
Support for families going through changes such as marriage, separation, divorce or remarriage. Parenting seminars in Howard and Prince George's counties, FamilyConnex program for co-parenting parents, and KidConnex to help children and teens. Other services available. Headquartered in Columbia.
A toll-free hotline providing resources and referrals from The Family Tree, which offers free programs and services in Baltimore, Howard, Harford and Prince George's counties to help prevent child abuse and neglect.
PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS
Nonprofit dedicated to single parents and their children.
PFLAG OF ANNAPOLIS/ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
Support and resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, their families, friends, and allies. Includes support groups for teens and friends/family, events, legal and health resources and more.
PFLAG OF COLUMBIA/HOWARD COUNTY
General meetings, trans parent support, play groups for trans and gender creative kids, and other gatherings for families and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Programs, services and support to help empower women and eliminate racism.
Annapolis and Anne Arundel County: 410-626-7800, hotline - 410-222-6800, annapolisywca.org
Greater Baltimore: 888-978-5393, ywcagreaterbaltimore.org
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY ASPERGER SUPPORT GROUP
Monthly meetings in Severna Park and advocacy for children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.
THE ARC OF CENTRAL CHESAPEAKE
Family and children’s services include Life Transition Series, educational advocacy and resource guides. Also applies for grants for funding for families.
410-269-1883, 410-268-8085, thearcccr.org
AUTISM-ASPERGER ASSOCIATION OF CALVERT COUNTY
Parent advocacy group to help families cope with the challenges of raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder. Has monthly educational meetings during the school year.
AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Baltimore-Chesapeake: 410-655-7933, bcc-asa.org
Support group meetings and other social and educational events.
Howard County: 410-290-3466, howard-autism.org
Online social network, parent education and support groups including for Asperger's.
AUTISM SPECTRUM SUPPORT GROUP OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND
Events, workshops, forums and meetings in St. Mary's, Charles and Calvert counties.
CHADD - Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Anne Arundel County CHADD – Speaker meetings in Severna Park plus social skills support group for middle school children. Also meets in Linthicum.
Greater Baltimore CHADD – Support groups for adults and/or parents in Baltimore and Howard counties; parent-to-parent training in several locations.
Montgomery CHADD – Parent, adult and workplace support groups and parent to parent and family training in Montgomery County locations.
Virtual Chapter of CHADD – Online forum facilitates and promotes sharing information with sessions held virtually.
Support groups, services and information for children and families with special needs, located in Severna Park.
THE PARENTS' PLACE OF MARYLAND
Workshops, links to resources and other special education and health information for parents of children with special needs.
PATHFINDERS FOR AUTISM
Free programs and services including monthly workshops, plus resource referrals to help improve the lives of people with autism and their caregivers.
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AUTISM RESEARCH CONSORTIUM
Monthly lecture series for parents of children with autism.
Substance Abuse Resources
Support groups throughout Anne Arundel County for family and friends of alcoholics.
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT REFERRAL
Referrals available weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
FAMILIES ANONYMOUS ANNAPOLIS
Supports families and friends concerned about destructive behavior of those they are close to.
Support and resources for parents and teens in Howard County to combat use of illegal substances.
All ages meet in different locations on different days to help each other stay clean.
NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUPS
Support groups for family and friends of drug abusers meet in various locations and days throughout Maryland.
Updated October 2016