Harford County, Maryland
 
Harford County Maryland

Department of Community Services
319 South Main Street . Bel Air . MD 21014 410.638.3389/ 410.879.2000/ TTY:410.638.3086
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HOMELESS (CRISIS ASSISTANCE RESOURCES)
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MISCELLANEOUS
HARFORD FAMILY HOUSE
Transitional / Permanent Housing / Emerg. Shelter
53 E. Bel Air Avenue, Suite. 3
Aberdeen MD 21001
A transitional and permanent housing program for homeless families with children. Also offers emergency shelter for families. Families are referred to Harford Family House by agencies and churches.

410.273.6700 
HOPE IN ACTION MINISTRY OF CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Free Meals
Bel Air Armory
37 N. Main Street
Bel Air MD 21014
Hope in Action Ministry of Central Christian Church, provides a free meal on Sundays at 12:30 pm at The Bel Air Armory located at 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014. (Except for November 27th, 2011) There are two Worship Services: 9:16am and 10:41am - ALL ARE WELCOME! Doors open at 8:30am. Our Kid's World offers daycare and teachings for children of all ages during our service times. For further information please go to belair.cclife.tv (Bel Air Campus)
 
RUCHA, INC.
105 West Belair Avenue
Aberdeen MD 21001
We offer assistance with housing referrals, clothing, food, utility bills and emergency financial help.  We provide these services to families and individuals in the Aberdeen and surrounding areas.
410.272.0009 
Fax: 410.272-9363
ST. GEORGE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH'S PARISH HOUSE
1522 Perryman Road
Perryman MD 21130
St. George's Episcopal Church's Parish House is open every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Free food is distributed.  St. George's Food Pantry provides non-perishable foods such as meats, vegetables, canned fruit, and other assorted items.  Fresh produce is available is season.  A one time registration with picture identification is required. 
410.272.6622 
WELCOME ONE EMERGENCY SHELTER (RUN BY FCCAU)
Faith Communites & Civic Agencies United (FCCAU)
1221-C Brass Mill Road
Belcamp MD 21017
Welcome One is a full-service emergency homeless shelter that serves 31 homeless men and women each night. Located in the Riverside Business Park, Welcome One is operated by Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. Residents of Welcome One receive three meals daily, transportation, laundry and shower facilities, recreation, life skills classes and case management to help them return to an independent life.
410-272-2229 
Fax: 410-272-2236
Return to Top ...EMPLOYMENT...
SUSQUEHANNA WORKFORCE NETWORK
Susquehanna Region
Provides job training services to youth and adults of Harford and Cecil counties. Opportunities include work skills training, on-the-job training, job search assistance, educational development and summer youth employment training programs.
410.939.4240 
410.272.5400
Return to Top ...FINANCIAL...
HC COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC., MEAP
1321 B Woodbridge Station Way
Edgewood MD 21040
Provides benefits to help eligible households, both renters and homeowners, to offset the costs of home heating that are excessive in relation to household income. Benefits are through the MD Energy Assistance Program and the Fuel Fund.

410.612.9909 
RUCHA, INC.
105 West Belair Avenue
Aberdeen MD 21001
We offer assistance with housing referrals, clothing, food, utility bills and emergency financial help.  We provide these services to families and individuals in the Aberdeen and surrounding areas.
410.272.0009 
Fax: 410.272-9363
SALVATION ARMY
P.O. Box 309
300 Rear Seneca Street
Havre de Grace MD 21078
Food: 9-11:am & 1-2:30pm
9am - 3:30pm. After hours call local Harford County Police Department for lodging.
Motel placements, meals, counseling and eviction prevention for men, women, women with children, men with children and two-parent families.

410.939.3535 
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES CATHOLIC CHURCH
St. Vincent de Paul Society
1450 Abingdon Road
Abingdon MD 21009
Offers financial assistance and a food pantry.

Hours of operation (except holidays and holiday weekends):

Thursdays: 6-7:00 PM

Saturdays: 9-10:00 AM

410.676.5119 
Fax: 410.676.7520
ST. JOAN OF ARC
410.272.4535 
STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES - DSS
2 S. Bond Street
Bel Air MD 21014-3737
A public agency providing purchase of care, family services, emergency assistance, child protective services, foster care, and adoption.  
410.836.4700 
Return to Top ...FOOD PANTRIES...
CROSSPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH
Food Pantry
1980 Trimble Road
Edgewood MD 21040
The pantry has non-perishable goods; well stocked and well maintained.  Clients should call the church phone number for more information. 
410.679.5662 
HC COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC., MEAP
1321 B Woodbridge Station Way
Edgewood MD 21040
Provides benefits to help eligible households, both renters and homeowners, to offset the costs of home heating that are excessive in relation to household income. Benefits are through the MD Energy Assistance Program and the Fuel Fund.

410.612.9909 
LOCAL SOUP KITCHENS
Sites provide a hot nourishing meal to individuals, families and seniors citizens.

Monday
Calvary Baptist Church
206 E. Courtland
Bel Air, MD 21014
"Care Night Food Ministry"
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
410-838-6080
Tuesday
St. John's Episcopal Church
114 Union Avenue,Havre de Grace
"Grace Place"
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
410-939-2107
Wednesday
Bel Air United Methodist Church
21 Linwood Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014
"Manna House"
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
410-838-5181 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Oct-March only)
Thursday
Grove Presbyterian Church
50 E. Bel Air Ave
"Martha's Meals"
Aberdeen, MD 21001
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
410-272-0896
Saturday
Prince of Peace Church
2600 Willoughby Beach Road
Edgewood, MD 21040
"The Sharing Table" www.thesharingtable.org 
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - 410-652-9572

 
MASON-DIXON COMMUNITY SERVICES
708 Street Road
Highland Commons Building
Street MD 21154
A social service agency serving northern Harford County dedicated to providing human services by meeting the needs of low income residents. Services include: food locker, youth programs and resource referrals.
410.452.9025 
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
2106 Churchville Rd
Bel Air MD 21015
Food pantry and clothing closet held the 3rd Saturday of every month; 10am-11am open to public.
41-838-9898 
SAINT MATTHEW'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
1200 Churchville Road
Bel Air MD 21014
Food Pantry Thurs-6-8pm Friday- 10:30-noon
410.838.3178 
410.879.6710
SALVATION ARMY
P.O. Box 309
300 Rear Seneca Street
Havre de Grace MD 21078
Food: 9-11:am & 1-2:30pm
9am - 3:30pm. After hours call local Harford County Police Department for lodging.
Motel placements, meals, counseling and eviction prevention for men, women, women with children, men with children and two-parent families.

410.939.3535 
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES CATHOLIC CHURCH
St. Vincent de Paul Society
1450 Abingdon Road
Abingdon MD 21009
Offers financial assistance and a food pantry.

Hours of operation (except holidays and holiday weekends):

Thursdays: 6-7:00 PM

Saturdays: 9-10:00 AM

410.676.5119 
Fax: 410.676.7520
ST. GEORGE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH'S PARISH HOUSE
1522 Perryman Road
Perryman MD 21130
St. George's Episcopal Church's Parish House is open every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Free food is distributed.  St. George's Food Pantry provides non-perishable foods such as meats, vegetables, canned fruit, and other assorted items.  Fresh produce is available is season.  A one time registration with picture identification is required. 
410.272.6622 
Return to Top ...HEALTH...
HC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Offers family planning, colposcopy, STD, immunization services, and child care programs. Sliding fee scale. Conducts numerous health programs for the public: family planning clinic, PAP tests, VD/AIDS diagnosis, Healthy Start Program, communicable disease control, hearing and vision screenings, etc. Transportation assistance for medical assistance only.

410.638.8457 
410.838.1500
HC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
AIDS Information / HIV Support Groups
(8:00 am-4:30 pm Mon.-Fri.)
Testing, counseling, referrals and case management.
Community consortium which provides a forum for information sharing, continuing education, and networking regarding HIV/AIDS issues.

410.638.3060 
HC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Health Clinic
34 N. Philadelphia Blvd.
Aberden MD 21001
Providing prenatal care, home visits and child health care services.
410.273.5626 
Fax: 410.272.5467
OFFICE ON MENTAL HEALTH
Core Service Agency of Harford County
206 South Hays Street
Suite 201
Bel Air MD 21014
The Core Service Agency of Harford County (CSA) is responsible for the development, planning and management of the local mental health system in Harford County. The purpose of the Core Service Agency of Harford County is to ensure culturally competent, efficient, coordinated and effective mental health services to the Harford County community.

Services include: information and referral, advocacy, emergency assistance for prescriptions, housing (eviction prevention) and laboratory assistance, child and adolescent respite referral, adult residential referral, and complaint resolution. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. 

410.803.8726 
1.800.888.1965 (24 hr)
Fax: 410.803.8732
Return to Top ...HOTLINES/HELPLINES...
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Northeastern Maryland Intergroup
28 Centennial Lane
Aberdeen MD 21001
Self-help group for alcoholics. No fees/dues.

410.272.4150 
1.800.570.4150
GRASSROOTS CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTER
Suicide prevention/homeless shelter.

410.531.6677 
HIV/AIDS MARYLAND HOTLINE

1.800.638.6252 
HOPELINE
Nationwide Crisis Assistance Hotline
Suicide prevention hotline
1.800.SUICIDE 
MARYLAND CRISIS HOTLINE
Help for individuals who are depressed, afraid of drugs, have family problems, think they are pregnant, are mistreated or are thinking of leaving home.

1.800.422.0009 
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

818.773.9999 
800.317.3222
Return to Top ...LEGAL SERVICES ...
LEGAL AID BUREAU, INC.
Harford and Cecil County Office
5 North Main Street
Suite 200
Bel Air MD 21014-2955
A private, non-profit law firm which provides legal services for low-income individuals and families. Does not handle criminal or fee-generating cases.

410.836.8202 
Fax: 410-836-7117
LEGAL AID BUREAU, INC.
Sixty Plus Legal Program
Low-cost wills, power of attorney, advance directives and simple deed changes for income-qualified seniors ages 60 and older.

1.800.896.4213, x7760 
SARC, INC.
Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center
  • 24-Hour Helpline: Confidential Helpline staffed by trained domestic and sexual violence counselors.
  • Companion Services: Accompaniment to the hospital and/or police station for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Victim's Counseling: Individual counseling and crisis intervetion for female, male and child victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Group counseling available for adults molested as children, sexually abusive relationships, rape survivors, and domestic violence victims.
  • Safehouse Services: Confidentially located safehouse for victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children.
  • Perpetrator's Counseling: Group counseling for perpetrators of domestic violence.
  • Legal Advocacy & Representation: Advocacy and/or court accompaniment for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Legal representation for Protective Orders and Emergency Custody Hearings, along with other civil remedies.
  • Professional Training & Education: Training, presentations and community education on both domestic and sexual violence.
  • Information and Referrals

410.836.8430 24 Hour Helpline 
410.836.8431
410.879.3486
Nights, Saturday & Sunday:
410.838.1588
Return to Top ...PERMANENT HOUSING...
HARFORD FAMILY HOUSE
Transitional / Permanent Housing / Emerg. Shelter
53 E. Bel Air Avenue, Suite. 3
Aberdeen MD 21001
A transitional and permanent housing program for homeless families with children. Also offers emergency shelter for families. Families are referred to Harford Family House by agencies and churches.

410.273.6700 
HC HOUSING AGENCY
15 S. Main Street
Suite 106
Bel Air MD 21014
Rental assistance program for income qualified citizens. Housing rehabilitation programs. Rent and mortgage delinquency counseling, also home ownership and reverse mortgage counseling. Call for listing of available housing.
410.638.3045 
Return to Top ...REFERRAL SERVICES...
HC DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES
319 S. Main Street
Bel Air MD 21014
The department coordinates programs which meet an array of needs in Harford County. Agencies within the department include:

  • Commission for Women (410-638-3389)
  • Community Resources (410-638-4444)
  • Disability Coordinator (410-638-3373)
  • Drug/Alcohol Impact Program (410-638-3333)
  • Grant-In-Aid Program (410-638-3389)
  • Neighbors Program with Mason Dixon Community Services (410) 452-0077.
  • Office of Aging/Transportation (410-638-3025/410-612-1620)
  • Volunteer Coordinator (410-638-3374)
  • Kids C.A.N. Mentoring Program (410-638-3381)
  • CDBG Program (410-638-4806)
  • Transitional Services (410-638-3389)
The other major function of the department is to help meet the needs of the community by establishing relationships with other state or private non-profit agencies.
Volunteer Services - assists in helping with many types of needs when all other resources have been exhausted.  Volunteer opportunities available.
410.638.3389 
410.638.3317
STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES - DSS
2 S. Bond Street
Bel Air MD 21014-3737
A public agency providing purchase of care, family services, emergency assistance, child protective services, foster care, and adoption.  
410.836.4700 
UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL MARYLAND, INC.
Maryland 211:First Call for Help, MD (24-hr. line)
100 S. Charles Street, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1576
MD state crisis intervention service which provides referrals for counseling for all citizen emergencies including teen pregnancy. Includes emergency services, employment, Hot Line for out of work, shelter, information, and juvenile crime victims assistance lines. Food stamp referral information.
1.800.492.0618 
410.685.0525
410.685.2159 (TTY)
410.879.6453 (HC)
Fax: 410.893.1556
Return to Top ...SHELTERS ...
ANNA'S HOUSE
P.O. Box 88
Bel Air MD 21014
A transitional and permanent housing program for homeless women and women with children in Harford County. Families are referred to Anna's House by the Harford County Department of Social Services.

410.803.2130 
FOL YOUTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.
Fellowship of Lights
1300 W. Calvert Street
Baltimore MD
Emergency shelter for adolescents, runaways. Runaways can stay for 14 days; those referred by a caseworker can stay for approximately one month. Serving 12-17 year olds.

410.837.8155 
410.385.1200
GRASSROOTS CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTER
Suicide prevention/homeless shelter.

410.531.6677 
HARFORD FAMILY HOUSE
Transitional / Permanent Housing / Emerg. Shelter
53 E. Bel Air Avenue, Suite. 3
Aberdeen MD 21001
A transitional and permanent housing program for homeless families with children. Also offers emergency shelter for families. Families are referred to Harford Family House by agencies and churches.

410.273.6700 
LIGHT HOUSE MINISTRIES
803 Peppard Drive
Bel Air MD 21014
410.803.0021 
SALVATION ARMY
P.O. Box 309
300 Rear Seneca Street
Havre de Grace MD 21078
Food: 9-11:am & 1-2:30pm
9am - 3:30pm. After hours call local Harford County Police Department for lodging.
Motel placements, meals, counseling and eviction prevention for men, women, women with children, men with children and two-parent families.

410.939.3535 
SARC, INC.
Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center
  • 24-Hour Helpline: Confidential Helpline staffed by trained domestic and sexual violence counselors.
  • Companion Services: Accompaniment to the hospital and/or police station for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Victim's Counseling: Individual counseling and crisis intervetion for female, male and child victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Group counseling available for adults molested as children, sexually abusive relationships, rape survivors, and domestic violence victims.
  • Safehouse Services: Confidentially located safehouse for victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children.
  • Perpetrator's Counseling: Group counseling for perpetrators of domestic violence.
  • Legal Advocacy & Representation: Advocacy and/or court accompaniment for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Legal representation for Protective Orders and Emergency Custody Hearings, along with other civil remedies.
  • Professional Training & Education: Training, presentations and community education on both domestic and sexual violence.
  • Information and Referrals

410.836.8430 24 Hour Helpline 
410.836.8431
410.879.3486
Nights, Saturday & Sunday:
410.838.1588
STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES - DSS
Homeless Program
2 South Bond Street
Bel Air MD 21014
Emergency motel and shelter placements for men, women and children, counseling and case management and assistance with applying for benefits. Income and eligibility requirements must be met to qualify for these motel/shelter placement and services. Please call first to inquire about eligibility.
410.836.4700 
WELCOME ONE EMERGENCY SHELTER (RUN BY FCCAU)
Faith Communites & Civic Agencies United (FCCAU)
1221-C Brass Mill Road
Belcamp MD 21017
Welcome One is a full-service emergency homeless shelter that serves 31 homeless men and women each night. Located in the Riverside Business Park, Welcome One is operated by Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. Residents of Welcome One receive three meals daily, transportation, laundry and shower facilities, recreation, life skills classes and case management to help them return to an independent life.
410-272-2229 
Fax: 410-272-2236
Return to Top ...TRANSPORTATION...
FISH OF HARFORD COUNTY
Friends in Self-Help
P.O. Box552
Bel Air MD 21014
Three chapters of HC FISH consist of concerned citizens who volunteer their time and talents to minister to emergency needs of fellow citizens. These needs may be for prescriptions, rent aid, utility cut-offs, 1-2 nights lodging and other various crisis. FISH depends solely on the generosity of local churches and civic groups and concerned individuals.
Havre de Grace 410.836.6440 
Bel Air & Surrounding Areas
410.836.6441
HARFORD COUNTY TRANSIT
Harford County Transit (formerly Harford Transportation), provides public transportation services to the citizens of Harford County.  There are eight fixed routes providing service to the general public.

Specialized Demand Response transportation is also available to senior citizens and persons with disabilities traveling to work, medical and social service appointments, senior centers and shopping. Call for information and/or to apply for specialized services.  A fleet of lift-equipped vans and buses provides these services within the boundaries of Harford County. Call for information and/or to apply for specialized services.

410.838.2562 
410.612.1621
410.612.1643 TTY
HC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Offers family planning, colposcopy, STD, immunization services, and child care programs. Sliding fee scale. Conducts numerous health programs for the public: family planning clinic, PAP tests, VD/AIDS diagnosis, Healthy Start Program, communicable disease control, hearing and vision screenings, etc. Transportation assistance for medical assistance only.

410.638.8457 
410.838.1500
STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES - DSS
2 S. Bond Street
Bel Air MD 21014-3737
A public agency providing purchase of care, family services, emergency assistance, child protective services, foster care, and adoption.  
410.836.4700 
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