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Chapter 6-C: Family Financial Assistance


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211 Maryland
Dial 211; 1-800-492-0618 toll free throughout Maryland
TTY: dial Maryland Relay 711.)
Experienced staff members help callers explore their problems and connects them of the public, nonprofit and private community resources that can help with their situation. This service is free and confidential. Callers may remain anonymous. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Baltimore County Department of Social Services
6401 York Road, First Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Provides financial assistance, food stamps, medical assistance, energy assistance and other resources to eligible Baltimore County residents


Baltimore County Department of Aging - Maryland Access Point (MAP)
611 Central Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
Gives information and referral to financial resources available to older adults living in Baltimore County


Baltimore County Office of Child Support Enforcement
170 West Ridgely Road, Suite 200
Lutherville, Maryland 21093
Enforces child and spousal support court orders obtained through divorce proceedings or through the Baltimore County Establishment Unit. Searches for the absent parent, proves the paternity of the child, gets a court order for support, collects support payments, enforces the court order and reviews and modifies the court order. Persons applying for Temporary Cash Assistance must file for child support before receive cash assistance.


Catonsville Emergency Assistance
25 Bloomsbury Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21228
Limited aid for food, utility and eviction prevention assistance. No fees for eligible families.


Community Assistance Network
7900 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
In addition to eviction prevention assistance, CAN offers mortgage delinquency and default resolution counseling and resources for helping clients make utility payments. Offices in Dundalk, Essex, Hillendale, Randallstown and Rosedale.


Community Crisis Center
725 Main Street
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
The Center provides emergency food, personal hygiene products, school supplies, career clothing and monthly grants for eviction-prevention and utility assistance. Those in need must visit the Center to complete a brief client-intake process. Upon its completion, the client will be issued emergency food and other basic needs every 60 days, or until their financial situation has improved. Those in jeopardy of eviction and/or utility shut-off may apply for a one-time monthly financial assistance grant. For a financial assistance grant, all adult family members should be present during the client-intake process. Upon its completion a grant application is issued. All financial assistance grant applicants (head of household only) are required to participate in a family spending class. No money given on the spot. Decision as to which families/individuals will be awarded the grant is made several days following the class. Funds are issued directly to landlord/mortgage lender and/or utility company. Must bring photo identification with current address; must reside within zip codes 21136, 21117 or 21071. Bring income verification in the form of SSI, SSDI, unemployment, paystub, child-support, food stamps, etc. For assistance grant, bring copy of court-ordered eviction notice, landlord-issued eviction notice, and utility shut-off notice with grant application.


Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland and Delaware, Inc.
757 Frederick Road
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
Trained financial counselors provide assistance with budgeting, debt management, mortgage delinquency and foreclosure prevention, reverse mortgage, and housing for new and existing homeowners. Branch offices in Catonsville, Owings Mills and Parkville.


Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Division of Unemployment Insurance
Claimant Information:
Baltimore area & out of state - 410-949-0022; Toll free inside MD - 1-800-827-4839; TTY Baltimore area & out of state 410-767-2727; TTY Toll free inside MD 1-800-827-4400; For Maryland Relay dial 711
Provides benefits to persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are ready, willing and able to work, and actively seeking work.

Your first claim can be filed online or by telephone to the claim center serving your area. All claim centers take claims by telephone only, Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays, 8 am to 4 pm.


  • Towson Claim Center
    410-853-1600; Toll-free Md only 1-877-293-4125; Fax: 410-853-1668
    Serves Baltimore County


If you want information on an existing claim or to file your biweekly continued claim (request for payment) over the telephone, you must call the Claimant Information Service at 410-949-0022; TTY: 410-767-2727 (automated telephone information system that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week) or file your bi-weekly continued claim (request for payment) over the Internet through WebCert.


Maryland Problem Solver: Resources for Maryland Families
A state-sponsored portal offering qualifying citizens help to locate and access a range of State assistive programs and services, including temporary cash assistance and assistance for refugees, and more.


Social Security Administration - Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
1-800-772-1213; TTY 1-800-325-0778
Pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources and to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits. Offers referrals to other Social Security services.


Local Offices:


6820 Hospital Drive, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21237


5 Park Center Court, Suite 100
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117


28 Alleghany Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204


Southwest Emergency Services
1201 Maple Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
Financial assistance available to eviction notice victims living in 21227. Limited to once a year. Must show proof of residency and eviction notice to obtain help. Also for water bill, utility turn-off or mortgage foreclosures and to purchase heating oil, prescriptions and medical services/supplies.


United Churches Assistance Network (UCAN)
P.O. Box 1103
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030-6103
Office Location: 40 Church Lane, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
Provides emergency assistance to residents of northern Baltimore County on ZIP codes 21093, 21030, 21111, 21131, 21136 and 21152 who are in crisis situations. Assistance offered to those facing eviction. Must provide documentation from landlord to support request for emergency financial assistance.

Revised: August 23, 2016