Health Resources


City of Baltimore Health Department

In order to protect the health and well-being of Baltimore City residents, the Baltimore City Health Department works closely with many health systems and providers in the City to improve access and quality of care. To learn about some of their partnerships, programs, and resources for providers below.  https://www.baltimorecity.gov/

Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.

BCRI’s Here2Help Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained counselors provide mental health and substance use information and referrals, supportive counseling, suicide crisis intervention and adolescent crisis intervention. They also dispatch emergency assistance and link callers with more intensive BCRI and community services.  The Hotline operates as the gateway to BCRI’s Mobile Crisis Team.  https://bcresponse.org/

Health Care for the Homeless

In partnership with caregivers, advocates, donors and our neighbors without homes, they provide comprehensive health care services and supportive services to people experiencing homelessness, apply a whole-person approach to care, considering all aspects of life and health in an individual’s treatment and advocate for affordable housing and livable incomes for all.  https://www.hchmd.org/

Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore

Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Inc. is a nonprofit organization tasked by Baltimore City to perform the function of managing Baltimore City’s behavioral health system, the system of care that addresses emotional health and well-being and provides services for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders.  https://www.bhsbaltimore.org/

Baltimore City Community Action Partnership (BCCAP)

The Baltimore City Community Action Partnership (BCCAP) operates five community-based CAP centers that administer the city’s energy, water and rental assistance programs and collaborate across the community to connect families to the resources they need to move toward financial stability.  https://www.bmorechildren.com/residents

TurnAround Inc.

TurnAround provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Maryland. They have the expertise, and capacity to work with a range of victimizations and are the designated rape crisis center for those jurisdictions. In addition, TurnAround is one of Maryland’s comprehensive domestic violence providers and runs a certified Abuser Intervention Program.  https://www.turnaroundinc.org/

Black Mental Health Alliance, Inc.

To develop, promote and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, training and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and their communities.  https://blackmentalhealth.com/

The Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation, Inc

The Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation, Inc., also known as “The Door,” is a non-profit organization that has been serving as an “Umbrella of Hope” in Baltimore City for over 35 years.The Door has served local communities in East Baltimore through direct service, capacity-building and resource development. Their mission is to facilitate the transformation and holistic growth of youth, families and communities through collaborative partnerships, direct service, capacity-building and resource development.  https://thedoorinc.org/

Bea Gaddy Family Centers

The Bea Gaddy Family Centers is a community based nonprofit organization that assists and provides food and other items to their neighbors throughout the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area and throughout Maryland; they use donations to help the lives of many.  http://beagaddy.org/

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore is a leading provider of community services to people suffering from the effects of hunger, homelessness, and poverty in the Baltimore region. They help thousands of people with resources to help them move beyond the challenges of poverty and achieve their full potential. They believe strongly that everyone has tremendous potential, and that we all have a role in eliminating systemic disadvantages so that all people are guaranteed fair treatment and the opportunity to live in decent, safe, and affordable housing, receive quality education, be employed at a fair wage, have access to health care and healthy food, share in prosperity, and reach their full potential.


211 Maryland

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, their mission is to connect Marylanders to the health and human services they need to achieve a more stable life for themselves and their families.  https://211md.org/

Maryland Government

A gateway to information and services within and around the State of Maryland. Whether you are a citizen, business, or visitor, Maryland.gov has many features designed to help you to quickly and easily locate information and engage with government.  https://www.maryland.gov/

Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) helps families who care for someone with behavioral health needs.  https://www.mdcoalition.org/

Chase Brexton Clinic

To provide nondiscriminatory primary care to the community, with a focus on the underserved.  https://www.chasebrexton.org/

FreeState Justice

Many LGBTQ Marylanders continue to experience discrimination in all aspects of their lives. FreeState Justice is a social justice organization that works statewide to improve the lives of LGTBQ Marylanders and their families through legal services, policy advocacy, outreach, education and coalition building.  http://freestate-justice.org/


Their mission is to connect individuals to clear and accurate information about recovery centers in order to arm individuals and their support systems with the ability to make choices that lead to long-term recovery. They also believe that spreading free, valuable information regarding substance use and co-occurring disorders can help break the stigmas and taboos many people hold toward these issues.

They have compiled a list of the best free, and cost-reduced detox, alcohol, and drug rehab centers in Maryland. Here’s the list: https://www.freerehabcenters.net/maryland/.

PRIDE Center of Maryland

To provide a safe and supportive place for youth and young adults who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender.  http://www.pridecentermd.org/

Maryland Legal Aid

The Ryan White Project provides free legal services crucial to Maryland residents who are HIV positive or who have AIDS and live in Baltimore City or Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, or Queen Anne’s Counties. Services are designed to provide peace of mind and enable individuals to focus on their primary struggle, free of discrimination, fighting the effects of HIV/AIDS and staying well.  Assistance provided by Maryland Legal Aid is an essential component of a holistic and comprehensive continuum of care for each client.  https://www.mdlab.org/get-help-services/ryan-white-project/

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood’s mission is to ensure all people have access to the care and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures. A trusted health care provider, educator, and passionate advocate here in the U.S. as well as a strong partner to health and rights organizations around the world. Each year, Planned Parenthood delivers vital STD testing, treatment, vaccines, reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people.  https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD)

MHAMD believes every person has a right to respect, dignity, and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice. They are working to ensure that all Marylanders have access to high-quality behavioral healthcare.  https://www.mhamd.org/

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs- Maryland Chaplain Service

The mission of Chaplain Service is to provide spiritual/religious care to all Veterans and their family members. Chaplains conduct counseling, rites and sacraments, memorial and celebration services, education, training and research opportunities to Veterans and stakeholders throughout the entire spectrum of operations in accordance with the policies and procedures of the VA Maryland Health Care System.  https://www.maryland.va.gov/services/Chaplain_Service.asp


American Addiction Centers

The leading provider for addiction treatment nationwide, specializing in evidence-based treatment and mental health care.  https://americanaddictioncenters.org/

Alcoholism and Suicide Risk (https://www.alcohol.org/alcoholism/alcohol-suicide/): Discusses how a substance abuse problem increases the risk of suicide and provides contact information for suicide hotlines.

Suicide and Addiction (https://americanaddictioncenters.org/suicide-and-addiction): Discusses suicide risk factors, warning signs and prevention, and lists helpful crisis lines.

What Should I do if my Loved One is Suicidal? (https://www.recovery.org/what-should-i-do-if-my-loved-one-is-suicidal/) Provides information on how to check on your loved one.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health, safety, and security threats.  https://www.cdc.gov/

Forum on Child and Family Statistics

The Forum encourages cooperation and collaboration among 23 Federal agencies and promotes communications among and between statistical communities of data producers, researchers, policymakers, and the public to improve data quality and utility. America’s Children also provides web updates to its 41 key national indicators. These updates include the most recent statistics on children and families in the United States and cover a range of domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.  https://www.childstats.gov/

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics.com is dedicated to providing access to quality drug treatment programs that save lives.They transform lives through education, support, guidance and treatment placement. Their resources are extensive and our commitment profound.  https://www.narcotics.com/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  https://www.nami.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older. You’re first eligible to sign up for Medicare 3 months before you turn 65. You may be eligible to get Medicare earlier if you have a disability, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or ALS (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Follow these steps to learn about Medicare, how to sign up, and your coverage options.  https://www.medicare.gov/

MyPlate Kitchen

MyPlate Kitchen provides recipes and resources to support building healthy and budget-friendly meals. MyPlate Kitchen includes recipes from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) programs including the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  https://www.myplate.gov/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.  https://www.samhsa.gov/

The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN)

The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) has played an important role in educating Americans about the benefits of physical activity and healthy eating. The Council consists of athletes, physicians, fitness professionals, and entrepreneurs who are appointed by the President and serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services.  https://health.gov/our-work/pcsfn


To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you use Vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.  https://www.vaccines.gov/

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