In Carroll County, several agencies offer residents financial help to offset utility bills, housing expenses and to provide food. Some organizations can assist with mental health and substance misuse concerns too.

This quick resource guide provides some of the most commonly referred to agencies in Carroll County. There are more than 7,000 resources in the 211 database. Enter a keyword above and start your search.

You can also always call 2-1-1. A live resource specialist is available 24/7/365.

Human Services Programs Of Carroll County

Information and referral specialists commonly refer callers to the Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. The nonprofit offers hope, change and opportunity.

Human Services has several programs to assist those who qualify and need assistance with:

Second Chances Free Store provides small appliances, decorations, toys, clothing and furniture. The focus is on those leaving their shelter. Call to see if you qualify to shop and to schedule an appointment.


Shepherd’s Staff In Westminster

You can also turn to Shepherd’s Staff for essential needs. It’s a non-denominational Christian outreach and support center offering help to Carroll County residents in crisis. The Westminster office is across from Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.

They offer the community many programs, including:

  • Soup kitchen
  • Clothing
  • Hygiene products
  • Emergency financial help

The organization offers household essentials for hygiene and personal care, at no cost, through their Blessings Closet. These items may include hand sanitizer, laundry detergent, bags, toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant and more.

The Shepherd’s Staff also provides emergency financial help for healthcare, housing and household-related needs, utilities, temporary housing, family nurturing, transportation, funerals, jobs, and other emergency requests.


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