Community Resources

Cell Phone Providers:

Below are two service providers who offer the Maryland Lifeline Program for eligible Maryland residents. This is a federally funded program for individuals who meet income eligibility guidelines or receive SNAP, Medical Assistance or other income based assistance. The application process is relatively simple and there is an option to get a free cell phone or you can bring your own phone and keep your phone number.

Assurance Wireless

SafeLink Wireless


Virtual Grief Support Programs:

The Counseling Center at Stella Maris is currently accepting registrations for these virtual Grief Support Groups:

Loss of Loved One Group

   Mondays, September 21 - October 26; 7-8:30 p.m.

Kids Support Group (Ages 8-12)

Mondays, November 9-30; 4-5 p.m.

Teen Support Group (Ages 13-17)

Wednesdays, November 11 - December 2; 7-8:30 p.m.

Grieving During the Holiday Season

   Tuesday, November 17; 7-8:30 p.m.

      (No charge)

Programs offered free of charge to Stella Maris Hospice families and to the public for $120/adult group and $80/kids & teen group. Sliding scale fees are available. To register or for more information, please call 410.252.4500, ext. 7291 or email hbenassi@stellamaris.org.

Crisis Textline: https://www.crisistextline.org/

Pregnant Teen Support: http://heartsandhomes.org/teen-mothers/

Probono Counseling: https://probonocounseling.org/

Family Navigator

State Financial Assistance: https://dhs.maryland.gov/category/financial-assistance/

Student Support Network: https://studentsupportnetwork.org/

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Chapman Free Virtual Tutoring: https://www.cfvirtual.org/apply

Towson Free Tutoring Service: https://www.towson.edu/coe/centers/tutors/

2021 Family Resource Academy On Demand


FAMILY RESOURCE ACADEMY SPRING 2021


VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

Presented by the Baltimore County Family Navigator Program

 

In partnership with professional child development specialists and veteran family members, the Family Resource Academy has designed a series of FREE VIRTUAL workshops for Baltimore County families! The Family Resource Academy may be just what you need for support, strength, and understanding that can enhance your ability to parent a child with intensive behavioral health needs and to understand and reduce the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

 

The workshops are FREE!

To register click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/THB9MMM

March 25, 2021 - 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm - Special Education Advocacy for Families

Presented by Aggie Callahan, Associate Administrator & Director of Education for Villa Maria School

 This workshop provides an overview of your parental rights and how to get access to Special Education Services.

There will be parent to parent tip sharing...share your stories, your struggles and your successes with each other - everyone can learn from these experiences! 

April 12, 2021 - 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm - Understanding and Managing Your Child’s Anxiety
 
Presented by Johanna Miller, LCSW-C

 This workshop focuses on symptoms of anxiety and its impact on children and families. Strategies to address common anxieties and anticipated anxieties related to COVID-19 will be discussed.

May 11, 2021 - 
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm - A PERSONAL STORY OF TRAUMA AND RECOVERY
 
Presented by Jill Swerdlin
 
As a former criminal defense attorney, juvenile advocate and a mother of two boys, Jill shares her personal story of trauma, addiction, recovery and hope.

 

Questions? Please call 667-600-3074 or email FamilyNavigator@cc-md.org