• Home Page - Maryland Residents can get help with MD 2-1-1 Maryland to help find information & referrals for Maryland programs & services 24 hours a day.
  • About 2-1-1 Maryland - Get help with human services, housing, food, employment training, utility payments, children services or aging parents, and many other issues.
  • Children & Families - 2-1-1 can help you find information on programs to support your family and kids. Search the 2-1-1 database or call us by dialing 2-1-1 for more help.
    • ACEs - Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events, including abuse and neglect. Get help for those that have been impacted.
    • Being A Parent - The Maryland State Parental Information Resource Center mission is to help parents, community members, and educators in Maryland
    • From Teen To Adult - Get help with The Maryland Independent Living Program, independent living preparation services to older youth in foster care (14 to 21 years of age) .
    • Having A Baby - Are you a new parent or expecting a baby? There are many different free and low-cost support programs available, call MD 2-1-1.
      • Women, Infant, and Children - Search the 2-1-1 database to find out where you can get baby food, diapers or other baby supplies. Talk with a live agent who can help.
    • Is My Baby Healthy? - Is your baby healthy? The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has information about newborn screening.
    • My Child Is Out Of Control - The Maryland Coalition of Familes is dedicated to improving services for children with mental health needs and their families in Maryland.
    • Summer Programs - Wondering how to keep your child busy while they are on summer break? There are free or low-cost recreation programs available in your area.
  • Disabilities - Get help for you or a loved one disability, programs available for both short-term disabilities and long-term disabilities (one year or longer).
  • Disaster Preparedness - 2-1-1 can help you find resources to prepare for a disasters. Visit ready.gov to start planning how you will keep your household safe.
  • Employment - Did you know that some programs assist individuals prepare for, find, secure and maintain employment? Dial 2-1-1.
    • Get Your GED - Get your GED, Adult education programs are available to help you prepare for the General Education Development (GED) exam.
    • Job Training - Get help with Career Counseling and guidance for people who need to evaluate their aptitude, abilities and interests in order to choose a vocation or career
    • Unemployment Benefits - Unemployment benefits can replace part of your income for a limited period of time for eligible individuals who become unemployed.
    • When Benefits Run Out - Once unemployment benefits have been exhausted, your self-esteem may be affected and force you to make painful adjustments to your daily routine. Dial 2-1-1
  • Food - 2-1-1 can help you figure out ways to extend your food budget to feed yourself and your family.
    • Eating Healthy On A Budget - Finding and preparing health food when you have a tight budget can be a real challenge. Learn how to eat healthy on a budget with MD 2-1-1
    • Food Pantries - Find a local food pantry near you, Food pantries provide emergency food packages for people who do not have enough money to buy food.
    • Food Stamps - Get info on Food Stamps in Maryland, food benefits monthly to eligible low-income households to supplement food supplies and improve nutrition.
    • Free Meals - Find local free meals at local soup kitchens or Congregate Meal Sites usually at senior centers to help those to who need food.
    • Summer Food Programs For Kids - The Summer Food Service Program provides free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches to children and teens in low-income areas during the summer months
    • Women, Infants, and Children - Get help with WIC, a program that can help pregnant women, nursing mothers, infants and children up to age 5 with formula and food.
  • For Service Providers - The 2-1-1 Maryland database has info on nearly 5,000 health & human services agencies and programs across Maryland. List your service to help others.
  • Get Help - 2-1-1 is a quick and easy way to find information and get referrals for thousands of programs and services across Maryland.
  • Healthcare - Contact the Health Care Marketplace where you can apply for free or low-cost health care coverage, including Medicaid.
    • Community Clinics - If you don't have insurance, community health clinics are a place where you can get health care services. You pay what you can afford.
    • Dental Care - Get help finding dental clinics, state sponsored programs, and dental schools that may be free or at a reduced cost.
    • For Children & Families - Get help applying to The Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) , full health benefits for kids to age 19, and pregnant women.
    • Health Insurance - If you have medical coverage through your employer you may have the right to keep your coverage at the group rate after losing your job.
      • Medicaid - Get help to see if you are eligible for Medicaid, health coverage available to certain people and families who have limited income and resources.
      • Medicare - Medicare is health care offered mainly to those over the age of 65 years old. Get help applying and finding out more information.
    • Medical Expense Assistance - Get help managing medical bills, 2-1-1 Maryland has resources that may be able to provide medical expense assistance.
    • Prescriptions - If you need help filling a prescription, there are many programs that might be able to help. Call MD 2-1-1 for more info.
  • Housing & Homeless - 2-1-1 can helpyour family find or keep your housing, eviction prevention, mortgage assistance and foreclosure prevention.
    • Eviction Prevention - If you have concerns about being evicted or have received an order of eviction, 2-1-1 might be able to help you find a solution.
    • Finding Housing - Search MDHousingSearch.org , a free resource for finding and listing rental housing anywhere in Maryland so you have a place to live.
    • Mortgage/Foreclosure - The Maryland HOPE Initiative (Home Owners Preserving Equity) has a variety of resources to help you keep your home. Call HOPE at 1-877-462-7555.
    • Temporary Shelter - If you find yourself without a roof over your head, 2-1-1 can work with you to find temporary shelter and stabilize your housing situation
  • Legal Assistance - If you need help with a legal issue, 2-1-1 may be able to connect you with free or low-cost legal aid to help you with your issues.
    • Being A Landlord - As a Maryland landlord, it is important that you know the federal, state and local laws governing the landlord tenant relationship.
    • Child Support - In Maryland both parents have a legal duty to support their child based to their ability to provide that support. Find resources and more info here.
    • Earned Income Tax Credit - EITC is a tax benefit for low-and moderate-income workers, worth up to $5,751 for families. It is the nation’s most effective anti-poverty program.
    • Free Tax Preparation - Free, high-quality tax preparation services are available to low and moderate income tax filers. Find a free tax preparation site close to you.
    • Legal Aid - Get help with free or sliding scale legal aid to people with low-incomes people with problems related to a disability, immigration and other issues.
    • Tenant Rights - The Maryland Attorney General Consumer Protection Division publishes a free guide on tenant and landlord rights. Call us for help.
  • Mental Health and Substance Misuse - Call 2-1-1 so they can help if you or a loved one are feeling depressed, suicidal or are dealing with mental health issues.
    • Counseling - 2-1-1 call specialists can help connect you to free, low-cost or sliding scale counseling. Search counseling for an individual or family, or dial 2-1-1.
    • Depression - Depression and suicidal thoughts can be debilitating. Find more information at Helpguide.org or call us at MD 2-1-1
    • Feeling Suicidal - Depression and thoughts about suicide can be debilitating. 2-1-1 agents are trained to work with you to find the help you need to get through these hard times.
    • Substance Misuse - Help is available to learn about and find services for substance misuse and addiction. Call 2-1-1 on your phone to learn what services are in your area.
    • Suicide Prevention - If you are thinking about suicide, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Newsroom - 2-1-1 Maryland is your "go-to" source for statistical information and anecdotal stories on local, state, and regional consumer needs in Maryland.
  • Search - Get the help you are looking for in Maryland with MD 2-1-1 which has a wealth of information on programs and services.
  • Seniors and People with Disabilities - 2-1-1 Maryland has information on programs and services to provide assistance to seniors, those with a disability, and their loved ones.
    • Aging and Disability Resource Centers - Maryland Access Point (MAP) offices as a point of entry for seniors and adults (18+) with disabilities, providing a wide variety of services.
    • Caregivers - Being a caregiver can be extremely demanding and exhausting, both physically and mentally/emotionally, find resources for assistance and support.
    • Disability Benefits - Contact MD 2-1-1 for information on a variety of types of disabilities for which someone may apply for benefits.
    • Medicare Benefits - For information regarding enrolling in Medicare and other general inquiries, please call 1-800-633-4227.
    • Retirement - Retirement Benefits are administered by the Social Security Administration for monthly cash payments for people age 62 and older who are fully insured.
    • Senior Housing - There are a variety of different types of housing available to seniors based upon their individual needs and resources. View options here.
    • Suspect Abuse? - To report suspected abuse: Call 1-800-917-7383, 24 hours a day, from anywhere within the state of MD or find your local Department of Social Services.
  • Services
  • Trouble Reaching 2-1-1 - Most phones support dialing 2-1-1. If you are having trouble reaching 2-1-1, you can call use alternative numbers to talk with a 2-1-1 specialist.
  • Utility Assistance - See your options for help, such as financial assistance, disconnection prevention or bill payment arrangements.
    • Electric Bills - If you have a shut off notice you may be eligible for assistance through the Office of Home Energy Programs and/or local charities and faith based organizations.
    • Heating Bills - Can't pay your heating bill? The Fuel Fund program assists individuals with paying a portion of their home heating fuel expenses.
    • Managing Utility Costs - Get help managing utility costs with Budget Billing, a program that utility companies provide to help low income families manage their bills.
    • Phone Services - Unfortunately, there are no financial assistance programs specifically designed to help pay telephone bills that are past due.
    • Water Bills - If you have a shut off notice you may be eligible for assistance from local charities. Learn more about Water Bill Assistance, dial 2-1-1.
  • Veterans & Military - 2-1-1 Maryland has information designed to provide varying types of assistance to service members, veterans, and their loved ones
    • Employment Services - 2-1-1 Maryland offers a number of resources to assist veterans who are seeking employment through Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs' Jobs and Training.
    • Family Support - Make The Connection has resources and support for military members, their friends and family members like benefits and homelessness.
    • Homelessness - Homeless Veterans or at risk of homelessness, can call 2-1-1 or contact National Call Center for Homeless Veterans 1-877-424-3838 for help.
    • Housing Help For Veterans - Get help for housing situations for veterans, whether they are already homeless or having trouble paying the mortgage for finding a rental.
    • Loans and Grants - Veterans can get help with short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means through Most branches of the military.
    • Mental Health For Veterans - For info on options for support and mental health services visit the U. S. Veterans Affairs website, search the 211MD database, or dial 2-1-1.
    • Military One Source - Call 1-800-342-9647 for Military OneSource, a free service by the Department of Defense to service members and families to help with issues.
    • VA Medical Benefits - Many veterans are eligible to have some or perhaps all of their health care provided through the VA system. Contact MD 2-1-1 for details.
    • Where to Start? - Find Veteran resources , a good places to start, by helping identify the programs for which you may be eligible and then linking you with them.