Get Help from Other Local Agencies and Free Programs
Need assistance outside of SUCCESS Project services?
There are lots of helping hands in our community!
Here are some of the great programs open to you right now.
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Need affordable internet service?
- This guide can help. https://www.mymove.com/moving/affordable-internet-options-for-low-income-families/
Free and Low-Cost Healthcare Programs
- Check out https://nursinglicensemap.com/resources/mental-health-resources/ for a list of resources and tools to improve mental health.
- Get affordable dental care at West Cecil Health. Visit WestCecilHealth.org for more info.
- Need support achieving your best health? Contact the Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil WATCH program. This team of community healthcare providers and social workers visit residents in their homes to help solve issues that might be keeping them from achieving their best health such as, transportation issues, difficulty taking medications correctly, safe housing, nutritious food, assistance with medical appointments and more, Services provided FREE of charge. More info at 1-800-515-0044.
- FREE Medical Transportation available throught the Harford County Health Dept. Learn more here.
- The Harford County Health Department Care Coordination Plus links Harford County residents to health care, health insurance, language assistance, food access, appropriate housing, domestic violence, etc.
- The Harford Crisis Center is a new behavioral health crisis center for adults that will provide 24 hour, 7 day a week crisis care for mental health and addiction issues. Services include: Mobile Crisis if a person is showing suicidal or homicidal tendencies; behavioral health outpatient services; walk-in mental health; assessment and referrals for youth and children; detox services; medication checks and residential beds for adults.
- Visit Healthy Harford for more free or low cost Health and Safety Events.
Get Help Quitting Smoking
- Local Resources for Quitting Tobacco: [ http://smokingstopshere.com/locations/harford/ ]
- Learn more about Nicotine and its effects on the body: [ https://www.rehabspot.com/drugs/stimulants/nicotine/ ]
Food Distribution Sites in Harford County
- Weekly schedule of food and grocery giveaways: [ view "Where to Get Groceries" chart ]
- For more sources for help getting groceries, see pp. 29-31 in the Harford Resource Guide
[ http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/414/Resource-Guide ]
- Get information, advice, support and hope if you or a family member has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma [https://www.MesotheliomaHub.com]
- For free informational books, packets and a Patient Advocacy program that works 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups. [https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/ ]
- Get support and information about asbestos-related diseases at https://www.asbestos.net/mesothelioma/diagnosis/misdiagnosis/
- Fiscal Tiger.com shares info and resources about financial assistance for those who have received a mesothelioma diagnosis. The website link is: https://www.fiscaltiger.com/financial-assistance-and-resources-for-mesothelioma/
- Get comprehensive information about mesothelioma cancer and learn about legal options on www.MesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org.
- Lung Cancer Group provides hope, support and educational resources to those affected by lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other asbestos related diseases.
Social Media Addiction
- Concerned about Social Media Addiction in your teen? Visit https://socialmediavictims.org/social-media-addiction/ for info.
Mental Health Care
- Not everyone has access to the best quality mental health care. This platform provides info to people across the nation regarding mental health and substance abuse resources: https://www.rehab.com/.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Services
- Addiction Treatment Services is an organization dedicated to providing comprehensible and reliable information regarding various aspects of substance abuse and addiction. Content includes resources for Teens, High School, College, LGBTQIA, Nurses, Veterans, and Resources by State.
- Recovery Village Teletherapy Program [ https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/treatment-program/online-counseling/telehealth-app/ ]
Providing virtual one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and various online services with a licensed professional for those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders.
- Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment
Referrals and information about substance abuse and addiction treatment: AddictionCenter.com
- Learn more about addiction and recovery, including resources on how to find employment while in recovery, on the ARK Behavioral Health website. ARK Behavioral Health has rehab centers in Massachusetts, and the website shares great info about addiction treatment options in Maryland. https://www.arkbh.com/
- Find the best drug & alcohol rehab center for you at https://www.addictionresource.net
- Alcohol Rehab Help is a web guide created for people struggling with alcohol use disorders (AUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders. The site offers free information and resources to help struggling individuals and families to get their lives back on track. https://alcoholrehabhelp.org/treatment/outpatient-rehabilitation/
- AlcoholHelp.com focuses on providing information surrounding alcohol abuse and support for families and communities struggling with these issues.
- If you have concerns about alcohol addiction for yourself or a loved one, check out Addiction Group for info and support: https://www.addictiongroup.org/addiction/what-is-alcoholic/
- Has Covid has affected your ability to seek addiction treatment? Visit the Rehab and Covid page by Northeast Addictions Treatment Center for guidance on how to get help. .
- Are you or is someone you know struggling with addiction? North Jersey Recovery can help. Visit https://northjerseyrecovery.com/resources/ for info about treatment, programs and other resources
- If you or someone you love needs treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, check out this facility located in New Jersey: https://www.discoverynj.org
- The Northern Illinois Recovery Center offers admission and non-admission treatment for addiction. Learn more at: https://www.northernillinoisrecovery.com/
- American Addiction Centers (AAC) helps people with their mental health and substance abuse problems and shares these resources to support those who may be struggling:
~ Overdose A medically reviewed article discussing what overdose is, the risks and causes, and also signs and symptoms of overdose
~ Top 10 US States with Drug Overdose Deaths An article discussing the top 10 states with drug overdose death.
~ Abuse and Overdose of Heroin Prevalence and Finding Treatment Options A medically reviewed article discussing the prevalence of heroin abuse and overdose and options to get treatment before it's too late
~ The Age of Overdose Article discussing the prevalence of overdose, contains infographics and statistics throughout the United States
~ Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio) : Administration, Side Effects, and Dosage: Medically reviewed article discussing what naloxone is, how to use it and the side effects of its use
For those hoping to find help in their local areas they can also use AAC’s free directory to locate the nearest treatment facilities.
COVID-19: Resources During Covid19 Shutdowns
- Covid 19 Nurse Call Center – 1-888-713-0711, University of Maryland Medical Systems has a 24/7 call line for anyone who has questions about Covid-19 symptoms, or needs guidance on when to call their doctor.
~ Covid19 information and updates from UM Upper Chesapeake Health Information includes where and how to get tested.
~ Frequently Asked Covid19 General Testing Questions – Maryland Dept. of Health
~ Information on how to care for yourself at home if you have Covid19 but only mild symptoms
~ Maryland Department of Health Up-to-Date coronavirus statistics
~ State Resources from the Governor Hogan’s website
- Access to Food
~ Food Assistance – free groceries and meals for children, seniors, and people in-need. Information on food pantries and faith based meals. Some resources also provide toiletries (soap/shampoo), cleaning products, and pet food.
~ Grocery Stores and services that deliver
~ Local Farms that sell directly to the public
- SNAP (Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program, formally known as Food stamps)
~ Apply on-line
- Local assistance
~ Harford Community Action Agency, Maryland Hunger Solutions will help you complete your application.
~ Pop Up grocery stores – to go pre-priced boxes of produce and pantry staples.
~ Broom’s Bloom Dairy, 1700 Fountain Green Road, Bel Air
~ Vagabond Sandwich Company, 111 Thomas Road, Bel Air
~ Pairings Bistro, 2105 Laurel Bush Road, Bel Air
- Additional Assistance
~ Free Childcare for Essential Personnel – The Ward Y in Abingdon is offering FREE care for children of essential workers. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are included. Ages 4-12. Hours are 7 am – 6 pm.
~ Pharmacies that offer delivery
~ Volunteers offering assistance for Seniors and other vulnerable populations
~ Mental Health Crisis Services, Klein Family Harford Crisis Center, 802 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, 1.800.NEXT.STEP open 24/7.
~ Bill assistance For assistance with paying your bills, call the United Way at 211
~ Homelessness – If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
~ Primary Care/Doctor’s Office that are still open
~ Low Cost Internet access – comcast will offer a special internet rate for low income residents.
- Free Internet available in parking lots and grounds of the following government building:
~ Agricultural Center, Street
~ Churchville Recreational Center
~ McFaul Recreational Center, Bel Air
~ Havre de Grace Senior Center
~ Fallston Recreational Center
~ All 11 Harford County Public Library buildings, and the Library Office on Brass Mill Road, Belcamp.
- Street Card – List of local resources for housing, food, mental health and other needs. Please note, hours and services may be different during Coronavirus shutdown. For most current information, please refer to other links on this page.
- Maryland Health Connection, 855-642-8572 (8 am to 6 pm). If you need health insurance, contact Maryland Health Connection. The enrollment period to enroll in health insurance has been extended to June 15th.
- Rental Assistance in Harford County - The Help for Workers program is, in short, a temporary emergency program designed to help renters pay their rent for up to three months. Find out if your family qualifies and how to apply here .
- Homeschool Help
If you have had to take on the role of full-time teacher, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed, even with guidance from the school system.
Here are some resources that can help:
~ Get ideas for virtual field trips here
~ See virtual learning tips and healthy activities here
~ Get guidance for teaching older students here
~ Find strategies for how to teach here
- Important Numbers You Should Know
~ 1.888.713.0711 - University of Maryland Medical Systems 24/7 Nurse Hotline. Call if you have any questions about suspected Coronavirus and symptoms.
~ 1.800.NEXT.STEP - Klein Family Harford Crisis Center 24/7 walk-in/urgent care for mental health and addiction issues.
~ 1.866.492.6057 - SeedCo to apply for health insurance.
- Medicare Advantage Plans are a form of private health insurance that provide the same coverage as Medicare Part A and Part B (Original Medicare) but may include additional benefits. Check out this FREE resource that provides comprehensive information on Medicare Advantage in Maryland: https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/medicare-advantage-plans-in-maryland
- Saving for An Emergency [https://www.bankrate.com/banking/savings/how-to-prepare-your-finances-for-a-natural-disaster/]
COVID-19 has made the importance of having an emergency fund clearer than ever. This article shares tips on how to prepare for unexpected costs caused by natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods and wind damage; and explains the key differences in natural disaster insurance policies.