Social Services Available in the Metro DC Area

If you have been seeking social services for yourself or others, now that Welfare has been "reformed," you know how hard it is to find needed and accurate information on what help is actually available.

The information below is in draft form and needs many corrections and additions, so please call to verify before going to any of the offices below.

Also, until more information on DC and VA is included, you may want to check out their state Social Services web pages below. State Social Services: DC • Maryland • Virginia

 

4-9-2014 - Working on updating this information, so if you find errors and haveWorking a suggested correction or addition, please take a moment and e-mail the error and corrections to me. Thanks!

As a social worker in private practice in Maryland and DC, I found this information useful and thought why not share it.

My practice web page is at: wteague.com
E-mail Corrections and Additions to me at: services@wteague.com

Walter Teague, LCSW-C Tel. 301-439-6755

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Index:

211 DC, etc.
Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Assistance

Bus & Metro Discount
Cancer

Child Protective Services
Children's Health Program (Maryland)
Clinics and Medical Assistance
Computer Training
Core Services
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Crisis Services and Suicide Prevention Hotlines
Dental Clinics
Disabilities
*
Emergency Services
Emergency Shelter
Energy Assistance
Español
Eye Care & Glasses
Federal Poverty Level

Food Stamps
Free Food

Free and Reduced Price Medication
Income assistance

Gay-Lesbian-Bi-Transgender Services

HIV - AIDS related assistance

Hospitals
Hotline (Suicide and Crisis Services)
Hotline in Español (Suicide and Crisis Services)
Housing

Housing& Tenant Organizing

Medical Assistance and Clinics
Medicaid - DC
Medicaid - General Policies
Medicaid - Maryland
Medicare
Medication    Free Medication

Mental Health Treatment
Metro Bus & Subway Discount

Post Traumatic Shame Issues [And CPTS]
Psychotherapy and Psychiatry

Prescription Drug Card - Medicare Part D

Respite Care
Renters Assistance
Social Services to Adults
Social Security
Social Security Disability Income SSDI
Social Security Disability and Income Law
Spanish language & Latino Services
SSDI and SSI
Substance Abuse
Suicide - See Hotline
Supplemental Security Income SSI
Support Groups
Taxi subsidy
Telephone Service
Temporary Cash Assistance
Tenant Assistance and Organizing
Transitional Services TCA

Transportation - Taxi subsidies

* Alphabetical by name of Agency - on MD DHHS site

Services Index

Agency (Or Benefit) Description Eligibility Contacts

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Affordable Care Act often called Obama Care.
Adults are now required to have health insurance by April 1st, 2014. ACA connects you to insurance carriers and if you qualify based on your income you may receive a discount. For DC or MD to quality for medicaid you must make 15,000 or less. Find out if you quality for medicaid or a subsidy go to Health insurance costs and savings calculator.
Apply online:

1-800-318-2596

TTY: 1-855-889-4325

Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (Affordable Care Act, ACA, en inglés). Desde octubre del 2013, las personas menores de 65 años de ingresos medios que no sean elegibles para obtener seguro de salud a través de sus empleadores, de Medicaid o de Medicare, pueden aplicar para subsidios disponibles a través de estos mercados de seguros que operan los estados. Esta calculadora ilustra las primas y subsidios para las personas que compran seguro médico por su propia cuenta en el nuevo mercado de seguros de salud (o de intercambio) creado por la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (Affordable Care Act, ACA, en inglés). Solicitar aqui

1-800-318-2596

TTY: 1-855-889-4325

We encourage people to take advantage of the new ACA.  Why?  ACA is far from perfect, but can benefit most people because:

  • Some of the benefits of the ACA policy are that insurance companies can no longer discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions
  • It also expands Medicaid in many states so many more disabled, poor and uninsured will get care.  
  • ACA provides subsidies to lower the premiums for many.
  • insurance companies are now offering lower prices and better plans than what was previously available (less fake plans)
  • More Americans will be insured under the ACA improving overall care and health.

But…..

  • But ACA will not meet the needs of all, non-participating young people, some working poor and those who in states which don’t participate and others who fall through the holes in this system.
  • What it is:   The program continues to support the existing system of private insurance companies along with Medicare and Medicaid. It intentionally will not cover everyone. It is a subsidy to the existing insurance companies, to protect their continuing for-profit system.
  • What it is not:       It does not cover everyone; it will remain inefficient and will continue the insurance companies’ dominance instead of the public’s needs.   
  • What would work best:  A national health care system covering everyone, would reduce waste full spending and bureaucracy that currently exists in insurance companies. (Example, it is reported that Medicaid: overhead is less than 7%, Medicare:  overhead is less than 2%, Private Insurance Companies: overhead ranges from 20% to 40% with mental health the highest.   See the links below for more information about single payer.
Frequently Asked Questions and What does the Affordable Healthcare Act do?
ACA Demographics, Statics and Financial Questions

Obamacare VS Single Payer – Top 10 Things the ACA Gave Us VS the Top 10 We Gave Up

Most things have two prices --- the price you pay outright, and the opportunity cost, the negative value of what you gave up in order to do what you did. Were the “opportunity costs of the Affordable Care Act, the options we threw away to get it, actually worth more than the Affordable Care Act itself? What if we had pursued single payer instead? Would Republicans be able to block its implementation, and millions remained uncovered, as is happening now?

Assistance

T.E.S.S. Center
(Takoma East Silver Spring Community Services Center
8513 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, MD
Assistance with applying for services including County Public Health Programs, Child Care Subsidy Programs, Early Childhood Services (ChildLink), Emergency Eviction Prevention, Free Tax Help, Medical Assistance (Medicaid/MA) Program, Medical Care for Uninsured Children (Care for Kids, Public Assistance Programs - Food Stamps, Public Assistance Programs (TCA/TDAP), Shelter Services. Depends on program. 301-251-4850
Assistance Paying for Phone Service. Virginia Do you need assistance paying for home or wireless phone service? If so, Lifeline may be able to help. To determine whether your household is eligible, visit USAC to pre-screen  
Patient Assistance Network      

Assistance to Disabled Adults.

See individual listings below:   Income, Food Stamps, SSI, SSDI
Housing See services in Emergency Shelter and Housing section below.    
Medical

Maryland Medical Assistance Program

Medicaid, also called Medical Assistance, is a program that pays the medical bills of certain needy and low-income individuals. It is administered by the state and pays medical bills with Federal and state funds.

Resident of the state of Maryland, a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident and in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, have a child with a disability, or be responsible for children under 21 years of age. For more information and to apply, call: 1-800-332-6347

Cancer

International Cancer Alliance for Research and Education (I CARE) Provides personalized information on options, second opinions, clinical trials, cancer centers, etc. All information is provided FREE. 301-656-3461 Email
Mautner Project for Lesbians, biwomen and transwomen The Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health is committed to improving the health of women who partner with women including lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, through primary medical care, support services, education and advocacy.   For more information contact Jacquetta Brooks at 202.797.3570 or e-mail

Child Protective Services

Child Protective Services, Montgomery Co., MD     240-777-4417
Child Protective Services, Prince George Co., MD     301-808-5624

Children's Health Program MD

Maryland Children's Health Program

(MCHP)

The Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) gives full health benefits for children up to age 19. MCHP enrollees obtain care from a variety of Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) through the Maryland HealthChoice Program.  The Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) began in July 1998. MCHP uses federal and state funds to provide health care coverage to low-income children. Those eligible for MCHP are children under age 19, who are not eligible for Medicaid, whose modified adjust gross income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL); and who are uninsured. See website for applications. (800) 456-8900 or TDD for the Disabled (800) 735-2258.

Computer Training

Computer Learning and Resource Center, Inc.
12301 Old Columbia Pike, #220
Silver Spring, MD 20904
http://www.clarcinc.org
Provides vocational and support services with an emphasis on computer training, from data entry to programming. Services include: Job coaching and development, professional resume preparation, interviewing techniques, Internet search and outreach, etc. Hands on computer training from basics. They also offer a drop-in
center check their web site for details.
Services Montgomery County residents who have had a psychiatric illness. 301-622-6007
Email

Core Services.

Maryland Association of Core Service Agencies (MACSA) The Maryland Association of Core Service Agencies (MACSA) is the non-profit organization comprised of Maryland’s 19 Core Service Agencies. The Core Service Agencies are the local Mental Health Authorities responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring public mental health services for the county. There is a Core Service Agency to be of assistance in every county in the state and in Baltimore City (see web site). Mental Health Services - 1-800-888-1965
MD Crisis Hotline - 1-800-422-0009

Crisis Services.

(Hot Lines)

National - by state
No SUICIDA Para ayuda llama 800-784-2432
Crisis and Family Stress Hot Lines Crisis and Family Stress Hot Lines  
Hope Line Suicide Crisis Line. For a list of suicide hotlines click here. 1-800-442-HOPE
National Domestic Violence Hotline     1-800-787-3224
DC
D.C. Rape Crisis Center Offers free counseling Anyone, but preferably DC area. Hotline: 202-333-7273
D.C. Access Help line The Access Help Line is the easiest way to get connected to services provided by the Department of Mental Health Call the Access Help line to: Get emergency psychiatric care, Help with problem solving, determine whether to seek ongoing mental health services or other types of services, find out what services are available 1-888-793-4357
Maryland
CENTRO DE CRISIS Condado de Montgomery El Centro de Crisis del Condado de Montgomery provee respuesta inmediata en situaciones de crisis. A todos los residentes del Condado de Montgomery en Maryland Linea de Crisis: 240-777-4000

Child and Adult Protective Services

The Prince George's County Department of Social Services provides 24 hour, seven day a week intake, screening and investigative services for physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and mental injury. 24 hours a day. 301-699-8605
Community Crisis Services, Inc.

Calling the Hotline is often the first step an individual makes to access the mental health services and social service organizations within the community. We are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for anyone facing crisis and personal turmoil.

Prince George Co. Non-profit

Mental Health Association Of Prince Georges County.

Suicide 301-864-7130
Homeless 1-888-731-0999
Youth 1-800-422-0009
Child Protective Services 301-909-2450
Adult Protective Services 301-909-2228
Domestic Violence Resources MD by County Go to the web site for your counties hotline information otherwise call 911 or national hotline number.   National Hotline
1-800-787-3224
Montgomery County Crisis Center �
1301 Piccard Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

Treatment for mental health and substance abuse.
The Crisis Center is open all the time (24/7) and has staff available to assist in emergency or psychiatric crises. The Crisis Center has 6 Triage and Evaluation Beds, as well as a Mobile Crisis Team that operates during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Midnight.
Must not have insurance, be a resident of Montgomery county and be 18 or over. Call for an appointment or walk in.
240-777-4000

Hotline (Adults and Youth) 􀀋 301-738-969
Prince George Crisis Response System, MD Community Crisis Services, Inc. serves as the intake point for reports of child abuse and neglect for Prince George’s County, Maryland.  We also accept reports of adult abuse and neglect on evenings, weekends and holidays. Child Abuse/Neglect
301-909-2450
Adult Abuse/Neglect 301-909-2228
Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Hotline - Annapolis and Anne Arundel County YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Roundel County
1517 Ritchie Highway
Arnold, Maryland 21012
24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide services to victims of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse. (410) 222-6800
Suicide Prevention Maryland Suicide Prevention Hot Line Statewide 1-800-422-0009
VA
ARLINGTON, Virginia Crisis Link Suicide hotline 24 hours a day. (703) 527-4077

Dental Clinics.

DC
Howard University School of Dentistry
600 W St. , NW, WDC
Reduced fee dental care provided by supervised dental students. Click here to learn how to make an appointment. (202) 806-0456
Maryland

Montgomery Volunteer Dental Center
14015 New Hampshire Ave Suite 115Silver Spring, MD 20904

The dental clinic is located in the Colesville Center in Silver Spring MD and is a fully equipped three operating facility.   (301) 384-9795
VA
Arlington Co. Dept. of Health & Human Services Dental Clinic
1801 N. George Mason Dr. , Arlington , VA
Preventative and restorative dental treatment.

Who is eligible? Arlington resident, School age children or seniors age 60 and older, No dental insurance, Low income Documents Required, Documentation of Arlington residency, Documentation of current income such as pays tubs, Documentation of free lunch status (school age children) for sliding scale.

703-228-1200

Disabilities

Federal Programs include SSI - Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits and SSDI - .See the links below for more information. A good page with details on most aspects of applying for disability: www.disabilitysecrets.com. Another good page is Disability services.

People are denied the first time they apply so it is important to appeal and try again. A lawyer in Virginia has collected a number of disability and law related pages worth browsing: http://www.sheriabrams.com/ Legal_Medical Information Links.html

 
Maryland Residential
Facilities for the Disabled
See link for organizations with housing for the disabled in MD,DC, VA    
 

Maryland

Emergency Services.

Emergency and Crisis Services Montgomery County The County's 24 Hour Crisis Center provides telephone and walk-in services.    240-777-4000
Silver Spring: Emergency Services
8818 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, Maryland
Emergency services, including housing.   240-777-3100
Rockville, MD. 1301 Piccard Drive, 2nd Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Emergency services, including housing.   240-777-4550

Emergency Shelter.

Maryland

There are many other Shelters and Transitional Housing in Mont. Co.
Listed here.

     
PG County Homeless and Shelter Services Emergency shelter information.   888-731-0999
Montgomery County Homeless and Shelter Services Locations
 

240-777-4448

MD Domestic Violence Shelters Click here to find the location in your county.  

410-974-5521

Safe Haven SafeHaven operates two emergency shelter facilities located in Fort Worth and Arlington. While in the shelter, residents receive meals, personal care items, clothing, transportation, legal assistance, counseling, case management, parenting training, job readiness support and childcare.   1-877-701-SAFE(7233)
Services Index Agency (Or Benefit) Description Eligibility Contacts

Energy assistance 

D.C.
D.C. Energy Assistance Program   For low income DC residents. Go to website for application. 202 -535-2600

Maryland

Maryland Energy and Fuel Assistance See website for list of organizations.    
Maryland Energy Assistance (MEAP) For information on qualifying for this benefit program see their web site Contact: Catholic Charities,
Forestville (301) 568-9529
Department of Family Services,
Hyattsville, (301) 699-2696.
Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services,
Laurel (301) 776-0442.
Spanish Speaking Community,
Hyattsville (301) 434-5055

It's unclear if Maryland state still offers MEAP, please call local office and let us know.

1-800-352-1446. (For the hearing impaired 1-800-925-4434).
PG County. List of offices here and phone numbers  

Virginia

Virginia Energy Assistance Fuel Assistance is to help eligible households with the cost of home heating    

Eye Care and Glasses


National

Lions Clubs Lions clubs and other groups may obtain a limited number of pairs of free eyeglasses for the needy. Eye exams are not included. See more details. To find a Lions club near you, click here Club Locator.  

Maryland

Shepherd's Table Eye Clinic
Shepherd's Table is located at:
8210 Dixon Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
 
  • Must be an adult 18 years old or older.
  • Must be a resident of Montgomery County.
  • Household income must be below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Must not have medical insurance that covers vision care.
  • Must be referred by an authorized Montgomery County government or private nonprofit agency.
301-587-0688

Food Stamps

Maryland

MD SNAP food program Montgomery County DSS 401 Hungerford Drive, 5th Floor Rockville, Maryland 20850 Phone: (240) 777-4513
Prince George’s County DSS
805 Brightseat Road. Landover, Maryland 20785-4723
Phone: (301) 909-7025, pgcdss@dhr.state.md.us
  240-777-1245

Free Food.

Manna Food Center Manna Food Center
9311 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-424-1130  |  info@mannafood.org
Call them to receive a referral in order to receive food or go to one of the following locations. 301-424-1130
Emergency Food Providers Click on your state and enter your city for a list of food banks, and soup kitchens nearby.    
Shepherd's Table
Soup Kitchen
8210 Dixon Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Faith based, gets funding from various sources and provides a number of basic services for homeless and others in need. Includes food, clothing, bathing facilities, medical, eye and counseling services and referrals to shelter and other social services.

Brunch Meal Served Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Evening Meal Served Daily 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

301-585-6463
Central Union Mission

Food PLUS Center
3182B - Bladensburg Rd. NE
Washington, DC 20018
Free food, clothing and furniture
ID and referral required, or register for a FPC Card Offers non-perishable food to men, women, and families with an emergency.
Everyone can walk in to get food but bring Photo ID Proof of residency Proof of Income Social Security Number. Client may visit twice a month Open: Mon-Thur., 10:00am-4:00pm (202) 529-0165

HIV - AIDS Related Services

D.C.

Clinica del Pueblo - Español 2831 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 -4607
They provide health care and mental healthcare to low-income folks. (202) 462-4788
Food and Friends Home meal delivery. Food & Friends provides meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to people living with life-challenging illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and cancer. To be eligible for services, one must have AIDS, cancer or be receiving hospice care, have a compromised nutritional status and a limited ability to prepare his/her own meals. (202) 269-2277
Us Helping US
3636 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20010
Support groups and counseling. African American men living with HIV or AIDS.   202.446.1100
Whitman Walker Clinic
1407 S Street, NW - Washington, DC 20009
Provides many services; medical care, counseling, psychotherapy, educational services, housing, some financial assistance, etc. People living with HIV and AIDS and for the LGBT community. How to become a patient. 202.745.7000

Maryland

Montgomery County HIV Resources See web site for resources   240-777-1869

Virginia

HIV Resource Project of Northern VA See web site for resources    703-642-4627

Hospitals

D.C. DC Hospitals

List of DC Hospitals

 
Maryland Health Care Resources for Children and others in Maryland Regional Hospital Resources  
Maryland Hospitals Maryland Hospitals List of Hospitals in Maryland Maryland Hospitals Alphabetical List  
Virginia Hospitals in Virginia. Virginia Hospital List of VA Hospitals  
Services Index Agency (Or Benefit) Description Eligibility Contacts
Housing
Also see Emergency Shelter.
Montgomery County Department of Housing
and Community Affairs
Apartment Rental Guide
Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit Program (MPDU), Weatherization Program - helps you weatherize your home to save money on fuel bills.
For Low and Moderate Income 240-777-0311
Housing Opportunity
Commission of
Montgomery Co. (HOC
)
See website for various housing options.  

(240) 627-9400

Maryland Residential
Facilities for the Disabled
See link for organizations with housing for the disabled in MD,DC, VA    
Montgomery County,Apartments with subsidized units See link for a Listing of affordable housing in Montgomery County, MD.   240-777-3600
Montgomery Housing Partnership
12200 TechRoad, Suite 250
Silver Spring, MD 20904
MHP is a leading non-profit organization operating within Montgomery County to develop, renovate and manage quality affordable rental housing and in revitalizing distressed neighborhoods. Offer Mixed income Rental Properties Call them for eligibility criteria. Click here for info about affordable housing. Phone: 301-622-2400
Fax: 301-622-2800
Email:
Shepherd's Table Provides a listing of organizations with resources for the homeless in Montgomery County and Washington D.C.   Phone: 301-585-6463
Fax: 301-585-4718
Email:

Income.

INTERIM DISABILITY ASSISTANCE (IDA)
See Public Assistance
The Interim Disability Assistance (IDA) Program provides temporary financial assistance to those who are unable to work due to a disability and have a high probability of receiving federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  IDA payments are issued until SSI eligibility is approved or denied. Apply here
D.C. residents who have applied for SSI or SSDI (Similar to TEMHAP in Maryland.)

(202) 671-4200

Social Security Income from Supplemental Security Income. About $500 If physically or mentally disabled 1-800-772-1213
Income from Social Security Disability Income. More than SSI, but depends on what earned. Amount and eligibility depends on earned income paying social security.
Services Index Agency (Or Benefit) Description Eligibility Contacts
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Services Mautner Project for Lesbians, biwomen and transwomen The Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health is committed to improving the health of women who partner with women including lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, through primary medical care, support services, education and advocacy.   For more information contact Jacquetta Brooks at 202.797.3570 or e-mail
SMYAL
Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League

http://whistling/
410 7th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003-2707
Counseling and "rap" groups, housing, educational and support services, to schools and various youth programs for sexual minority teens (14 through 21 yrs.)   202-546-5940
Fax: 202-544-1306
TTY 202-546-7796
202-797-3520
Whitman Walker Clinic Provides many services; medical care, counseling, psychotherapy, educational services, housing, some financial assistance, etc. Serves people living with AIDS and for LGBT folks. How to become a patient. 202.745.7000
Medical Assistance and Clinics

Nation By State

Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)1, a partnership between the federal government and the states, is designed to provide health insurance coverage for targeted low-income children under age 19 who are not eligible for Medicaid. Qualifications vary by state. Available by application to children whose parent's income is above Medicaid maximums, but not more than approximately 300% of federal poverty level (MD) and don't have other insurance. 202-624-5400

Maryland

DC

Clinica del Pueblo
2831 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009-4607

En Espanol

Provides health care, mental health, substance abuse, pediatrics, HIV/AIDS and more. Specializes in bilingual/bicultural services to the Latino community. They do not accept uninsured clients, but do accept medicaid. You must apply to become a patient before you can be treated. Call first to make sure they are accepting patients. To apply to become a patient you need to bring ID, proof you live in DC, proof of income and insurance information. 202 - 462-4788
Fax: 202-667-3706
DC HealthCare Alliance Provide medical care including mental health to un-insured adults living in the district. Eligibility information click here Download an application Combined Application for DC MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOOD

(202) 724-5506
DC Healthy Families Provides health care for families with children. Covers doctors visits, vision, dental care, prescription medicines, hospitalization and more.
Live in the District of Columbia, Do not have health insurance, Have incomes up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) or income up to 300% of the FPL if covering children only, apply in person at enrollment locations,
see website for a listing of locations
(202) 639-4030
DC Medicaid Provides healthcare coverage for low-income, disabled people and undocumented immigrants. Eligibility for medicaid in DC is $15,000 or less. Apply in person (meeting with someone will ensure you get enrolled, where as leaving your paperwork in the box will not) at enrollment locations, see website for a listing of locations. Arrive early between 8 and 9am as there will likely be long lines. You need to bring two pays tubs or something that shows proof of income, social security card, DC drivers license or ID, your lease or a bill showings your correct address. Download an application
(202) 727-5355
Department of Health - DC
825 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
They have many services, but you must check actual availability See listings of services here.  

Mary's Center

2333 Ontario Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 483-8196

3912 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 483-8196

508 Kennedy Street, N.W.*
Washington, DC 20011
Tel: (202) 483-8196

At Mary’s Center we offer a comprehensive, integrated set of health care, education, and social services to help individuals and families achieve physical and mental health and overcome the life challenges they face. They accept Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance. To Make a Medical or Dental* Appointment: Call 202-483-8196 or online here. To Make a Mental Health Appointment: Call 202-420-7122

Main number:
202-483-8196

Request an appointment online.


Unity Healthcare
3020 14th Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20009
Provides primary healthcare and offers referrals for medical and social services to low income, poor and homeless people. Uninsured clients can quality for sliding scale based on family size and income. Unity Health Care accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Health Right, Managed Care Organization, DC Healthcare Alliance, and most private insurance plan. Call or email to request an appointment - need to provide date of birth, address, and phone number. They also help clients apply for medicaid. (202) 715-7900
Whitman Walker Clinic Provides many services; medical care, counseling, psychotherapy, educational services, housing, some financial assistance, etc. Serves everyone but has a focus on people with AIDS and LGBTQ people.

Uninsured clients can quality for sliding scale fees. They can also help you apply for medicaid or other public benefits that you may qualify for. They accept medicaid and private insurance. However you must first apply to become a patient. Learn how to become a patient here.

202.745.7000

Maryland

Community Clinic, Inc.
with locations in
Community Clinic, Inc. (CCI) is a nonprofit, community-based health care agency serving people in Montgomery and Prince George's counties who are uninsured or under-insured. CCI offers Medical Care, Dental Services, WIC, Family Planning,Mental Health, Nutrition. Services on a sliding fee scale. Accepts Medicaid, Medicare. 301- 340-7525
Dennis Avenue Health Center
2000 Dennis Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
This center provides a number of county health related services to county residents including: Birth and Death Records, Disease Control Services, Foreign Travel Information,HIV/AIDS Services, Immunization Program, Rabies Information, Refugee Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease Services and Tuberculosis Control. The clinic provides limited medical services on Tuesday, 4 - 8 pm only. (240) 777-1760
Healthcare Access MD Resources for the uninsured. Helps people apply for medicaid, medicare, PAC and more. health coverage hotline:
410-649-0525

Mary's Center

8709 Flower Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(240) 485-3160

8908 Riggs Road
Adelphi, MD 20783
(301) 422-5900

At Mary’s Center we offer a comprehensive, integrated set of health care, education, and social services to help individuals and families achieve physical and mental health and overcome the life challenges they face. They accept Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance. To Make a Medical or Dental* Appointment: Call 202-483-8196 or online here. To Make a Mental Health Appointment: Call 202-420-7122

Main number:
202-483-8196

Request an appointment online.

Maryland Medical Programs
MD Health and Mental Hygiene
  Medicaid/ Medical Assistance 1-800-456-8900
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 410-767-6500
Medicaid in Maryland
See the general Medicaid section below.
Medicaid is a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for low-income and needy people. It covers children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled and other people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. And in some states including MD low-income people who are uninsured.

Medicaid Medical Assistance Overview
, Medicaid Eligibility and Benefits
In MD to quality for medicaid you must make 15,000 or less, be disabled, 65 years old, Blind; Under 21 years old, Caring for a related child in your home; Pregnant; The parents of an unmarried child under 21.  (410) 767-6500 or
1-877-463-3464
Maryland Children's Health Program The Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) began in July 1998. MCHP uses federal and state funds to provide health care coverage to low-income children up to age 19 and pregnant women of any age. The Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) gives full health benefits for children up to age 19, and pregnant women of any age who meet the income guidelines MCHP Application Form 1-855-642-8572
Mobile Medical Care, Inc. MobileMed provides primary adult healthcare, including: physical examinations, preventive screenings, women’s health, vaccines, selected medications and referrals to specialty care. Location listing. Walk-in clinics. Show that you are a County resident and have an income less than 250% of the federal poverty level. Bring a photo ID, proof of address and proof of household income, such as two pay stubs or a W-2 form. $40 per visit. 301-493-2400
(PAC) Primary Adult Care Program Adults who do not qualify for Medicare may qualify for PAC. The PAC program covers basic health services provided by one of the managed care organizations selected through HealthChoice.

UPDATE, on Jan 1st, 2014 PAC participants will automatically be enrolled in medicaid.
PAC helps low-income individuals, age 19 and older. 1-800-226-2142
Click here to download an Application
Virginia
Arlington Free Clinic
2921 11th St. South
Arlington, VA 22204

En Espanol
Primary care, Specialists, Psychiatry, Women’s health, Mental health, Physical therapy, Pharmacy services, Diagnostic testing, Patient Education Programs, Nutrition, Asthma Care, Osteoporosis, Oral Health, Patient Support Groups Must live in Arlington County and have incomes at, or below, 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (for a family of 4, this is $42,000). Coverage is a lottery system and priority goes to the sickest people. (703) 979-1425
Medicaid VA Medicaid is a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for low-income and needy people. It covers children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled and other people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. And in some states low-income people who are uninsured but not in VA.

Eligibility: Children Under Age 19, Pregnant Women, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients, Adults Aged 65 or Older, Blind or Disabled (not receiving SSI), Children or Adults Who Need Long-term Care in a Facility/Home & Community-based Care (Waiver) Services, Medicare Beneficiaries, Plan First - Family Planning Services, Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

1-800-552-3431
Queen Street Clinic in Alexandria. "A family practice for the medically uninsured." All appointments billed at $45.$60/visit and lab tests. Call to confirm prices. Website isn't working... may have gone out of business. 703-299-9701,
All Locations
Medicaid (National Policy)
(See or contact State Social Services)
http://medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-State/By-State.html Medicaid is a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for low-income and needy people. It covers children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled and other people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. And in some states low-income people who are uninsured but not in VA. Medicaid eligibility varies by state and have been expanded in many states. Use the Health insurance costs and savings calculator to see if you qualify for medicaid. (800-633-4227) 
Medicare Medicare help pays for hospital care or medical care. People under age 65 with certain disabilities otherwise must be at least 64 years and 9 months old, want to sign up for Medicare but do not currently have ANY Medicare coverage and do not want to start receiving Social Security benefits at this time. See medicare tool for eligibility. Apply online here.  

24 Hour Medicare
800-633-4227

Call for application
800-226-2142

Services Index Agency (Or Benefit) Description Eligibility Contacts

Medication

DC
Maryland
Maryland Pharmacy Assistance Program This program will help qualified Maryland residents, regardless of age, who are not eligible for the Maryland Medical Assistance Program or Medicaid. Must be a legal permanent resident of Maryland. Income must be less than $927 per month ($1,070 for a couple) with assets below $4,000 ($6,000 for a couple).Applies to all ages 1-800-226-2142
BMHS’ Medication Program Look for services in your area.   410-637-1900
MEDBANK of Maryland,Inc.
PO Box 42678
Baltimore, MD 21284
Pharmaceutical companies participating in the program will provide a renewable 90-day supply of free medication to chronically ill, income-qualified individuals. For Eligibility Click here. MedBank of MD lost it's finding in 2009 but according to the website still accepts patients, please let us know if that's they case. 410-821-9262 or (TOLL-FREE) 877-435-7755.
Medication Discount Card for Prince George's County.

The NACo Prescription Discount Card program helps residents save money on their prescription medications any time their prescriptions are not covered by their insurance. The free cards may be used at any participating retail pharmacy. The discount card is not insurance. Average savings are 24%; some discounts may be more, and some less, depending on the drug and quantity purchased.

The cards are available from the County Administrator's Office, 6602 Courts Drive in Prince George. The local County contact is or visit http://www2.caremark.com/naco/ to print out a card. Aimee Gleason 804-722-8600 or toll free 1-877-321-2652
MEDBANK of Fredrick County Serves low-come uninsured or under insured who need medications. Frederick County residents who: Meet the financial guidelines set by the pharmaceutical companies, Have no other prescription drug coverage/insurance, Are not already enrolled in or eligible for other programs such as Medical Assistance, Primary Adult Care Program, or Medicare Part D, Need medications to treat longer term conditions (3 months or longer). Currently accepting applicants. Call for more information. 301-600-3972
National
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free. Basically this site helps you search for programs that you may qualify for. To start your search click here or call 1-888-477-2669
Part D - Medicare prescription drug coverage Medicare offers prescription drug coverage to everyone with Medicare. How to apply 1-800-633-4227
Medicine Program
P.O. Box 515 Doniphan, MO 63935-0515
The Medicine Program is a patient advocacy organization helping individuals and families all across America get access to up to 2,500 prescription medications available today for free or nearly free of charge through Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs).


For information on how it works, click here.
Must apply to find out if you qualify. Click here.
They are currently not accepting applications.

(877) 331-0362
The Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN)
https://www.panfoundation.org/
The Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) facilitates access to medical treatment for patients with chronic or life-threatening illness. PAN facilitates access to medical treatment for patients with chronic or life-threatening illness. Provides co-payments assistance to patients in need. Patient is insured and insurance covers the medication for which the patient seeks assistance. The medication must treat the disease directly. Patient's income must be below a designated percentage of the Federal Poverty Level, depending on individual fund requirements. Patient is prescribed a high cost drug for the disease, depending on individual fund requirements. Patient must reside and receive treatment in the US. 1-866-316-PANF
(1-866-316-7263)
Apply online
Northwest Pharmacy They are a pharmacy in Canada that has much cheaper/affordable prescription drugs! You must have a doctor email or fax in your prescriptions in the exact amount and quantity. Order drugs online to see prices. Customer Service
USA toll free*: 1-866-539-5330
Fax: USA toll free*: 1-866-539-5331
Free or Reduced Cost Medication Programs.(in addition to those above) Each program is unique. If approved, usually sends a 3 months supply free to your doctor. Also, you can do a search GOOGLE etc., for "Free Medicine" Edmund Hayes Meds Page Has pharmacy links to Pharmaceutical Companies & Tel. No's.
NeedyMeds.com
Has good alphabetical list of medications.800-456-2277
PfizerForLiving.com
$15 for 30 days supply, Pfizer drugs, Medicare low income 800-717-6005.
TogetherRx.com
800-865-7211.

 
         
Services Index Agency (Or Benefit) Description Eligibility Contacts
Mental Health Treatment Suicide prevention see crisis listing above Free  
DC
211 - DC 211 is an information hotline which can direct you to local services and organizations. This program links District residents with essential human needs for food, shelter, financial assistance, and healthcare. Access information 24-hours a day, seven days a week. If you call please let us know if they were helpful. Email services@wteague.com 211
Community Based Service Providers Click here to see the list of providers and their locations. Speak with a mental health counselor who will help you select the most appropriate provider. 24/7 Access Helpline 1-888-793-4357
Health care alliance. Mental Health Services are available for those who qualify for medicaid, medicare, disability, the health care alliance or DC healthy families program.

Health Care Alliance provides full health care including mental health and low or no co-pay prescription drugs.

[Please check this out, may have been closed or replaced.]

Eligibility: You must be a resident of the District of Columbia; You must be 21 years of age or older; You must not be eligible for any other health insurance including Medicaid; Your gross income cannot be more than $1,861.67 (for individual) & $2,521.67 (for couples); and You cannot have assets. Complete an application and go to a enrollment center - make sure you meet with someone and bring all your paperwork.

Download an application Combined Application for DC MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOOD

(202) 724-5506

Maryland
211 - MD The mission of 2-1-1 Maryland is to be a statewide resource always available by telephone and internet to connect citizens to health and human resources at any time. If you call please let us know if they were helpful. Email services@wteague.com 211
ACCESS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
Montgomery County
DHHS Offices at 255 Rockville Pike
255 Rockville Pike, First Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
These services works to help Montgomery County residents navigate the behavioral health system. If eligible, find a treatment provider and other mental health and/or addiction services. Serves children, adolescents, adults, and seniors with mental health needs 240-777-1770
Baltimore Mental Health Systems, Inc. This Web site is a resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health. It provides information about behavioral health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features.   410-837-2647
Maryland Association of Core Service Agencies (MACSA) This the non-profit organization comprised of Maryland’s 19 Core Service Agencies. The Core Service Agencies are the local Mental Health Authorities responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring public mental health services at the county level. There is a Core Service Agency to be of assistance in every county in the state and in Baltimore City.   301-682-9754
Maryland's Public Mental Health System Access Services - the entrance point to the public mental health system, helps consumers. If you contact them please let us know how it goes. 1-800-1965

Maryland
Prince Georges County
County Service Building
5012 Rhode Island Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781

  If you contact them please let us know how it goes. 301-985-3890

Sante Group

12120 Plum Orchard Drive, Suite E
Silver Spring, MD 20904

The Affiliated Santé Group can create customized mental health services to clients, its primary offerings fall into three categories: crisis response, community mental health outreach and psychiatric recovery. If you use these services please let us know how it goes. Silver Spring
301-572-6585


Baltimore County 410-931-2214

Eastern Shore 888-407-8018

Prince George's County
301-429-2185

Virginia

211 - VA Dial 2-1-1 for a trained professional who will listen to your situation and suggests sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia. If you call please let us know if they were helpful. Email services@wteague.com 211
Services Index Agency (Or Benefit) Description Eligibility Contacts
MetroAccess paratransit service

The Transit Accessibility Center is located at Metro headquarters, 600 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Mailing address:
Metro Transit Accessibility Center
600 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

MetroAccess is a shared-ride, door-to-door, paratransit service for people whose disability prevents them from using bus or rail.5:30 a.m. Rides are available from 5:30am to midnight. Some late night service is available until 3 a.m. on weekends. To be eligible for MetroAccess service, you must: Have a disability as defined by the ADA, and be unable, as a result of your disability, to utilize fixed-route transportation such as Metrobus and Metrorail, or Need to use a ramp or wheelchair lift to board or exit a public transit vehicle, but an accessible public transit vehicle is not being used at the time, date, and on the route you would travel. (All Metrobuses are wheelchair accessible.) or Be unable to travel to or from a bus stop or rail station due to a disability. To apply download the application and email eligibility@wmata.com or mail (on left). To apply schedule an appointment, 202-962-2700 and select option 5 or TTY 202-962-2033.

Metro's Bus and Rail Reduced Fare Program for People with Disabilities and Senior Citizens


Metro Headquarters
Transit Accessibility Cente
r
600 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
People with disabilities who have a valid Metro Disability ID card may ride for half the peak fare on Metro rail, and for 90¢ cash, or 80¢ paying with a SmarTrip® card, on regular Metrobus routes, and for discounted fare on other participating bus service providers. WMATa advertises many locations. I recommend your call ahead and be very specific as to what you need.

You can obtain a Metro Disability ID card application by: downloading our online Metro Disability ID Card application Adobe PDF icon, picking up an application at one of these locations, calling 202-962-2700 or TTY 202-628-8973 or calling 202-962-1558 or TTY 202-962-2033 or emailing your request.
 
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Includes other Issues

PTSD is the general diagnosis for a variety of problems resulting from traumatic levels of stress and often includes other Trauma and Shame issues.

I will be adding to this section shortly.

While usually associated with combat related trauma and stress, there are many contributing factors and related conditions. It is increasingly understood that vulnerability increases with childhood abuse and trauma issues. An area I will be posting about is what I call Childhood Post Traumatic Shame, or CPTS. This condition is most difficult to discover and treat, and i believe is a pre-existing contributing condition to many other mental and social disorders. Walter Teague
Psychotherapy,
Counseling and Psychiatry
Psychology Today Therapist Listings MD      

Psychology Today Therapist Listings DC

Psychology Today Psychiatrists MD
Psychology Today Psychiatrists DC
Respite Care Respite Care Program, MD The Respite Care Program provides short-term, periodic care to individuals with developmental or functional disabilities, in order to provide a period of rest and renewal to family caregivers.   Contact the Respite Care Program at 1-800-332-6347, TTY 1-800-925-4434
Renters Assistance D.C. Tenant's Advocacy Coalition
P.O. Box 7237, DC 20044
They have a tenets rights document which is helpful. You can also call and speak with a lawyer about your tenet issue or landlord problems. They help to form tenant associations and work politically on rent control in the district.   202-628-3688
Social Services for Adults: Compare the Social Service Pages of DC, MD and VA 211 - DC 211 is an information hotline which can direct you to local services and organizations.This program links District residents with essential human needs for food, shelter, financial assistance, and healthcare. Access information 24-hours a day, seven days a week. If you call please let us know if they were helpful. Email services@wteague.com 211
211 - MD The mission of 2-1-1 Maryland is to be a statewide resource always available by telephone and internet to connect citizens to health and human resources at any time. If you call please let us know if they were helpful. Email services@wteague.com 211
211 - VA Dial 2-1-1 for a trained professional who will listen to your situation and suggests sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia. If you call please let us know if they were helpful. Email services@wteague.com 211
Anne Arundel County DSS
80 West Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Adoption Services, Adult Protective Services (APS), Child Care Program, Family Support Services, Food Stamps (FS), Foster Care Services (FCS), In-Home Aide Services (IHAS), Medical Assistance (MA), Project HOME, Social Services to Adults (SSTA), Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) Call for eligibility (410) 269-4500
Montgomery County Directory of Services Aging and Disability Services, Disability Services, Senior Services, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services, Crisis Services,Victim Services, Children, Youth and Family Services, Public Health Services, Special Needs Housing, Office of the Director, Management Services, Planning, Accountability and Customer Service (PACS), Office of Community Affairs See website or eligibility  
Rockville, Montgomery Co. Dept. Of Social Services,
401 Hungerford Drive,
5th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Montgomery county provides a wide range of services see next column or website for more services. Core Services 240-777-1400
Prince George's County Department of Social Services
805 Brightseat Road
Landover,
Maryland 20785-4723
Adoption Services, Adult Protective Services (APS, Child Care Program, Family Support Services, Food Stamps (FS), Foster Care Services (FCS), In-Home Aide Services (IHAS), Medical Assistance (MA), Project HOME, Social Services to Adults (SSTA), Temporary Cash Assistance See website or call for more information (301) 209-5000
Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS)
801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219-2901
Adult Day Care Centers, Adult Protective Services,Adult Related Links, Adult Services (AS), Assisted Living Facilities, Background Investigations, Adult Facilities, Domestic Violence (DV) See links for more information or click here of a listing of local offices and phone numbers.  
Social Security

Social Security

En Español

  Eligibility: Retirement Benefits, Survivor Benefits or Disability Benefits. Click here to read more about qualifying. 800-772-1213
Spanish Language and Latino Services
DC
Bread for the City
Northwest Center
1525 7th Street NW, DC
Phone: 202-265-2400

Southeast Center
1640 Good Hope Road SE, DC
Phone: 202-561-8587
Legal services, food pantry, social services, advocacy, medical clinic, clothes. Walk in or call for an appointment. Our legal clinic accepts walk-in visits on Mondays from 1-3pm. Northwest Center: 202-265-2400
Southeast Center: 202-587-0527
Clinica del Pueblo
2831 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009-4607

En Español

Provides health care, mental health, substance abuse, pediatrics, HIV/AIDS and more. Medical services to anyone, but specializes in bilingual/bicultural services to the Latino community. Check to see if they are accepting clients. 202 - 462-4788
Fax: 202-667-3706
Whitman Walker Clinic

En Español
Provides many services; medical care, counseling, psychotherapy, educational services, housing, some financial assistance, etc. Serves people living with AIDS and for LGBT folks. How to become a patient. 202.745.7000
Maryland
CASA de Maryland
734 University Boulevard,
East Silver Spring, MD
CASA provides information about the availability of basic social services such as free or low-cost medical programs, mental health care, legal services and emergency shelter. We also provide information and refer clients to government and private social service programs for which they and their families may be eligible.  Our organization assists clients who have problems receiving assistance and benefits.  CASA also translates and notarizes legal documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, school transcripts and other important papers. We also supply INS forms and help clients complete them, including fingerprints.

Social services number
(301) 431-4185

Salud es Vida Bilingual Health Hotline (301) 270-8432

Virginia
       
Services Index Agency (Or Benefit) Description Eligibility Contacts
 
DC/MD/VA

Social Security Disability Income SSDI.

Social Security Disability Income
10230 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 304
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903
www.ssa.gov/disability/
Applications requires full documentation and often takes many months to years. If granted, payment is retroactive to date of application. Appealing rejections may require an attorney, but increases you chance of success. The attorney is only paid if successful and limited to a percentage. Click here for more information about appealing.

Are age 18 or older; have worked and paid Social Security taxes long enough to qualify; and have a medical condition that has prevented you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months or end in death. Apply online. Income limits while receiving SSDI.

We suggest you apply for both SSI and SSDI at the same time and office.

(1-800-772-1213)
SSI Supplemental Security Income (SSI) The SSI program makes payments to people with low income who are age 65 or older or are blind or have a disability. See adobe document Supplemental Security Income for more information. Fill out a disability report online or call for an appointment.
Support Groups Listed by state Support Groups    
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). DC NAMI provides education and support groups to the mentally ill and their families/loved ones.   See local contacts
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) MD NAMI provides education and support groups to the mentally ill and their families/loved ones.   See local contacts
Groups4kids Provides a listing of support groups for Children, Adolescents and their Parents. List of such services in the DC. Metro. Area.  
 
Maryland
Taxi or Transportation Subsidies. Call-N-Ride
PO Box 8465, Gaithersburg, MD 20898
Call -n- Ride is a subsidized taxi service program for low-income seniors over age 67 and low-income persons with disabilities who are over the age of 16. To register click here (301) 948-5409
or email
Call-A-Cab Prince George's County Call-A-Cab is a transportation assistance program that provides mobility at a reduced cost for County seniors (age 60+) and/or County persons with disabilities. County Senior and/or persons with disabilities may purchase up to fourteen (14) $20.00 coupon books in a six-month period at $10.00 per book. call 301-883-5656 or Maryland Relay 800-735-2258 for more information.
Telephone Service. Lifeline Program Lifeline a monthly discount for home or wireless telephone service.

Guidelines to quality.

Click here to see if you may quality.

To apply contact your carrier - see contact numbers for your state
Tenant Assistance and Organizing
DC
D.C. Tenants' Rights Center
406 5th St. NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20001
They offer affordable advocacy for tenants in the District of Columbia. $25 will get you a 20 minute consultation with an attorney. They also offer free classes about tenant rights.

Or e-mail intake [at] dctenants.com. (If you e-mail, please do not include any confidential information.)

Call for an appointment: 202-681-6871

Office of the Tenant Advocate
2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 300 North, Washington, DC 20009

They are a helpful government agency who will answer questions for free about your housing situation or issues with your landlord. However they cannot represent you and can only offer advise.

Office Hours Monday to Friday, 8:45 am to 4:45 pm, except District holidays

See Tenant Survival Guide for information on tenant rights in DC.

(202) 719-6560
D.C. Tenants Advocacy Coalition
P.O. Box 7237, DC 20044
TENAC's HOTLINE answers landlord/tenant questions, and TENAC's role in helping tenants to form tenant associations throughout the city. They lobby the city council for pro-tenant legislation and we consider our three fold mission mission is to strengthen affordable housing, rent control and tenants' rights.    202-628-3688
Maryland
       
Virginia
Transitional Services. (TCA) Temporary Cash Assistance and other services in Maryland Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) provides cash assistance to needy families with dependent children when available resources do not fully address the family's needs, and while preparing program participants for independence through work. Prince George’s County Department of Social Services apply on line via SAIL or visit one of the local offices

Rockville, MD

Phone: (240) 777-4513
Germantown, Germantown, MD. 240-777-3420.
Silver Spring 240-777-3100

Services Index

Welfare Movement! http://tinyurl.com/cqouoey

Check out these web sites rich in information on welfare and the growing movement for people's rights.
Attention Deficit Disorder Resources
Consumer Information on Healthcare http://www.webmd.com/
Consumers' CHECKBOOK Homepage http://www.checkbook.org/
Consumers Union http://consumersunion.org/about/
Cost of Health Care in US and Canada 31% of costs go to bureaucracy!
Check out the Physicians National Health Program
Edmund's Medical Pages http://www.edhayes.com/
DHHS Services Locator http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/hhstmpl.asp?url=/content/hhs/ads/links.asp

Families USA Families USA

http://www.familiesusa.org/ Good information on Medicare, pharmaceuticals, etc.

The GLBT Resource Guide
Grass Roots Organizing for Welfare Leadership GROWL
Guide to Therapy Groups for Children, Adolescents and Parents  http://www.groups4kinds.com
Housing Help For Individuals http://www.ruralhome.org/about-hac
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, MD - Resource Guide of Assistance in Montgomery County.
Mesothelioma Center Provides up-to-date information about the dangers of asbestos cancer and resources for treatment.
Montgomery County Department of Social Services http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/hhs/
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) http://www.socialworkers.org/nasw/default.asp
Poverty Related Links http://www.irp.wisc.edu/links/category.htm
Social Welfare Action Alliance SWAA http://www.socialwelfareactionalliance.org/
Click to download in Word Versions in MS Word printable - MS Word click able (docx) and PDF versions
Compare US Healthcare to other developed countries
*Housing Help for individuals [HAC's links to local housing help.] http://www.ruralhome.org

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