- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Get help for you or a loved one disability, programs available for both short-term disabilities and long-term disabilities (one year or longer).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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
- 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
- Find a local food pantry near you, Food pantries provide emergency food packages for people who do not have enough money to buy food.
- Get info on Food Stamps in Maryland, food benefits monthly to eligible low-income households to supplement food supplies and improve nutrition.
- 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.
- 2-1-1 is a quick and easy way to find information and get referrals for thousands of programs and services across Maryland.
- Contact the Health Care Marketplace where you can apply for free or low-cost health care coverage, including Medicaid.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 & Shelter
- 2-1-1 can helpyour family find or keep your housing, eviction prevention, mortgage assistance and foreclosure 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.
- Search MDHousingSearch.org , a free resource for finding and listing rental housing anywhere in Maryland so you have a place to live.
- 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.
- 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 & Tax Services
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Maryland Attorney General Consumer Protection Division publishes a free guide on tenant and landlord rights. Call us for help.
MD Crisis Connect
- 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.
- 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 and suicidal thoughts can be debilitating. Find more information at Helpguide.org or call us at MD 2-1-1
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2-1-1 Maryland is your "go-to" source for statistical information and anecdotal stories on local, state, and regional consumer needs in Maryland.
- Get the help you are looking for in Maryland with MD 2-1-1 which has a wealth of information on programs and services.
Aging & Disability
- 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.
- Being a caregiver can be extremely demanding and exhausting, both physically and mentally/emotionally, find resources for assistance and support.
- Contact MD 2-1-1 for information on a variety of types of disabilities for which someone may apply for benefits.
- For information regarding enrolling in Medicare and other general inquiries, please call 1-800-633-4227.
- Retirement Benefits are administered by the Social Security Administration for monthly cash payments for people age 62 and older who are fully insured.
- There are a variety of different types of housing available to seniors based upon their individual needs and resources. View options here.
- 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.
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.
- See your options for help, such as financial assistance, disconnection prevention or bill payment arrangements.
- 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.
- 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.
- Unfortunately, there are no financial assistance programs specifically designed to help pay telephone bills that are past due.
- 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.
- 2-1-1 Maryland has information designed to provide varying types of assistance to service members, veterans, and their loved ones
- 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.
- Make The Connection has resources and support for military members, their friends and family members like benefits and 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.
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