Mental Health

Crises Response SystemsProvides emergency mental health care alternatives 24/7.Hotline 410-931-2214
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore, INC.Offers family to family and peer to peer education programs plus support groups410-433-2600
Pro Bono Counseling ProjectOffers free mental health care to individuals, couples, and couples who cannot receive care from any other source410-323-5800 Toll Free 877-323- 5800

Substance Abuse

HARBEL Prevention and Recovery CenterSpecializes in outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. Services are free for Baltimore City residences and Baltimore County residences with medical assistance or PAC insurance410-444-2100

Domestic Abuse

Baltimore County Domestic Violence Resource
Springboard Community ServicesProvides counseling, safety planning, safe house/shelter placement, and programs to help with relationship issues, depression, mental/emotional disorders, anger management, death, disability/illness, eating disorders, school problems, and elder services.410-366-1980
Family Crisis CenterProvides 24/7 emergency safe shelter, transitional housing, a family psychotherapy clinic, victim advocacy services, free legal services, new behavior groups, and a crisis hotline.Office 410-285-4357 Shelter 410-285-7496 Hotline 410-828-6390

Legal Services

Civil Justice, Inc.Lawyer referral service for those who do not qualify for free legal help. Can assist in finding a lawyer for a reduced fee410-706-0174
Just AdviceAreas of Practice include family, housing, criminal, employment, expungement, insurance, elder, tax, civil, social security. Costs $10410-929-4809
Legal Aid Bureau of MarylandSpecializes in free civil legal assistance (bankruptcy, child custody & support, debt collection, expungements, foreclosure, government benefits, landlord/tenant, veteran’s benefits, wage claims) to low income people. Does not do criminal cases 410-427-1800
Legal Services Programs in MarylandA listing of statewide legal services providersWebsite
Local Bar Association Referral ServicesAssistance in finding a lawyer in your area410-337-9100
Maryland Bar AssociationLawyer referral assistance410-337-9100
Maryland Court Help CenterCall or chat with a lawyer about your civil legal matter, at no cost410-260-1392
Maryland Legal Services Corporation Income Guidelines for FY22Maryland programs offering free legal help usually require clients to meet income, case type, and geographic guidelines. Many, but not all, use the income guidelines set by the Maryland Legal Services Corporation, which are based on median Maryland income and posted here for reference. At present, all of PBRC’s legal clinics are available regardless of income. If you are seeking legal help through another program, be sure to confirm your income eligibility directly with that program.410-576-9494
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers ServiceFree legal services provider, if qualified1-800-510-0050
People’s Law Library (PLL)A legal information and self-help website for the public maintained by the Maryland State Law Library, a court-related agency of the Maryland Judiciary, and supported by Maryland’s non-profit legal services providers, Maryland pro bono lawyers, and the legal academic community. Legal Clinic Calendar on People’s Law LibraryWebsite
The People’s Law Library of MarylandA legal services directory for legal services in MarylandWebsite
Women’s Law CenterFocus on the Rights of Women

Employment Law Hotline – 1-877-422-9500
Family Law Hotline – 1-800-845-8550
Protection Order Advocacy and Representation Project - Baltimore County – 410-887-3162
Multi-Ethnic Domestic Violence Project - 410-396-3294
Judicare – 410-321-8761
Limited Scope Representation Project – 410-321-8761

Counseling Services

Baltimore County DSS to Families with ChildrenServices for low income families facing difficult financial problems, parenting issues, or risk of homelessness.410-853-3000

Child Protective Services

Baltimore County DHS/Child Protective Services Office410-887-TIME (8463) (8am-4:30pm M-F)
410-583-9398 (after-hours number)
410-853-3698 (Fax) (Email)

Website: Local Offices - Maryland Department of Human Services
Drumcastle Government Center 6401 York Road Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Rental Assistance

Rental AssistanceWebsite: Finance Protection Bureau

Immigration Services

LiminusWebsite: about us | Luminus ( or email to make an appointment
PBRC’s Family Safety Planning ToolkitA guide for community services providers in Maryland on how to assist immigrant parents preparing for what they want to happen to their children, if they are deported.

To request PBRC’s Family Safety Planning Toolkit, click here.

Additional Resources

Maryland 211For help with food, clothing, shelter, medicine, or other services.

Connects you to health and human service resources in your community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 180 languages.

2-1-1 or Hotline: 410-547-8000