Resources & Support

 

FREE RESOURCES are available from Catholic Charities’ Answers For The Aging (also known as AFA).  We are a free and confidential information and referral service for seniors/elders, their families, friends and/or caregivers.  The type of resource depends on your need… We offer brochures on several topics that include: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep; Older Drivers; Diabetes; Anxiety Disorders; Depression; Hearing Loss; Eating Healthy After 50; Forgetfulness-Knowing When To Ask For Help, etc. These are just a few of the resources available to mailto you free of charge when calling 410-646-0100. 


Family Caregiver Support Services (Family & Children’s Services of Central Maryland) - Sliding scale fees provide cost-effective way to provide competent care for your loved one or yourself! Light housekeeping, meal preparation, grocery shopping, help with laundry, companionship, assist with bath and dressing. Call Baltimore County @410-366-5614 ext. 270.


Homesharing is a term used to describe a living arrangement where two unrelated people share one home or apartment. It’s an alternative, affordable housing option that can work for people of many different ages and life situations:

 ● People who are divorced or who have lost a spouse

 ● People who are experiencing financial difficulties due to illness, furloughs, unexpected expenses ot other reasons

 ● Seniors who would like a sense of security and companionship

 ● Individuals relocating for work opportunities

 St. Ambrose Homesharing Program is a non-profit match service that has been making successful Homesharing arrangements in Baltimore City and Baltimore County for over 22 years! We screen and check references for each candidate and refer potential housemates to one another. We help facilitate the Homesharing Agreement, and are available for follow up questions and concerns. Our Homesharing program is part of the St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, which also offers Foreclosure Prevention and Homeownership Counseling. If you are interested or would like to learn more, call St. Ambrose at 410-366-6180, or visit our website at www.stambrosehousing.org. Everyone in our community deserves a safe place to call home – and homesharing is one way we can make that happen.

 

Maryland Community Services Locator (MDCSL) – CESAR at the University of Maryland, College Park invites you to find approximately 9,000 health, social service and criminal justice resource programs in Maryland using their website. The MDCSL can provide you with service information, maps, and driving directions to programs! Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Conflict Resolution/Mediation
  • Dating/Domestic Violence Programs
  • Sexual Assault/Rape Recovery Programs
  • Dept. of Juvenile Services offices
  • Family Assistance Programs
  • Food Assistance Programs
  • Health Services
  • Housing Programs
  • Job Readiness/Employment
  • Substance Abuse Prevention/Recovery
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
  • Senior Citizen Resources

For more information visit www.mdcsl.org 


 

IMMIGRATION OUTREACH SERVICE CENTER, INC.

St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd. at Woodbourne Ave. Call 410-323-8564 for information about citizenship, social services, housing, status changes, and employment for immigrants new to America. Make an appointment or call for walk-in times.

 

AFFORDABLE LEGAL ADVICE FROM U MD SCHOOL OF LAW - The University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law will be staffing its “Just Advice” program over the next few months. This program allows anyone, for the cash fee of $10, to discuss an issue of concern with a lawyer. Possible issues can involve family law, insurance issues, possible expungement, employment issues or consumer concerns. Appointments are encouraged and a variety of dates are available. Please visit http://justadvice@wordpress.com for a list of dates and locations.


ENCOURAGE SUPPORT GROUP - In offering support to parents dealing with concerns that present themselves when a son or daughter informs them of a homosexual orientation, our Catholic Bishops state: “You need not face this painful time alone, without human assistance or God’s grace.  The Church can be an instrument of both help and healing.”  Those confronting these issues for the first time as well as those who may be journeying through them are welcome. Confidentiality is respected. The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month.  For contact information and directions call Pat, 410-433-1610, or the Chancery Office, 410-547-5446.

 

PREGNANT, NEED HELP? Call 1-800-ANGEL OK (Gabriel Network)

 

SUFFERING POST-ABORTION STRESS?  Call Rachel's Vineyard 1-800-286-4224


ETHICAL OR MORAL QUESTIONS?  (particularly on issues involving the beginning/ end of life, National Catholic Bioethics Centers  - free consultation http://www.ncbcenter.org/resources/ncbc-offers-free-ethics-consultations or call 215-877-2660