Support Services for Parents, Children and Families

Abilities Network/Project ACT
301-695-9505


The Arc of Frederick County
301-663-0909
620A Research Drive
Frederick, MD
Advocacy, resources, connections, lending library, pre-school inclusion project support groups, and family support services. Serving: Children with developmental disabilities and their families.

Big Brothers / Big Sisters
301-694-9455

CASS (Community Agency School Services)
301-644-5275
Intensive coordinated services to help at-risk families. Serving: Families with children in the Frederick County Public School feeder districts.

Child Care Choices
301-695-4508

Mental Health Association
263 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD
Child Care referral and education on selecting quality childcare and preschool education providers.


DDA (Developmental Disabilities Administration)
888-791-0193

Department of Juvenile Justice
240-629-3030
The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services provides individualized care and treatment to youth who have violated the law, or who are a danger to themselves or others. Through a variety of programs that reflect the most creative, effective and efficient use of resources, the Department of Juvenile Services strives to help young people, with the involvement of their families, reach their full potential as productive and positive members of society. The Department of Juvenile Services is committed to making youth responsible and accountable for their actions. This is accomplished at the least restrictive level of care consistent with public safety.

Even Start
240-236-8780





Frederick County Hotline
301-662-2255
24-hour phone counseling for Frederick County citizens of all ages regarding a variety of issues, including loneliness, depression, suicide, abuse, relationships, family concerns and substance abuse.

Frederick County Department of Social Services
301-600-4555


Parent Information Hotline
301-662-2255
24-hour phone line available for parents who need listening support, information and referral services.

Phone Friend
301-694-8255
24-hour phone line available for children who are home alone, facing an emergency or have a problem they would like to discuss.

Homeless Prevention Programs

The Child Protective Services Unit investigates reports of abuse and neglect of children. If a person has a suspicion that abuse or neglect is occurring, the CPS unit should be called. During times when the Department is not open, the Frederick City Police should be contacted for emergency access to a DSS social worker.

Legal Aid Bureau of Frederick County
301-694-7414
203A Broadway
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Provides legal assistance to prevent evictions and other housing related crisis.

Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
301-631-2670
100 East All Saints Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Provides emergency financial assistance and also provides funding for prescription medications.

Emergency Shelters and Transitional Housing Programs

Advocates for Homeless Families
301-662-2003
216 Abrecht Place
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Scattered-site transitional housing for homeless families; also operates the Families Forward Program.

Faith House
301 662-3032
301 662-5219 -- clothing store
200 South Market Street
Frederick, Md 21705
Transitional shelter and transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence; also operates 24-hour hotline and other crisis services; transitional housing for women and children; all guests must attend chapel services.

Frederick Community Action Agency
301-694-1506
100 South Market Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Transitional shelter for homeless families and physically or medically disabled adults; also operates daytime shelter for homeless persons.

Frederick County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter
301-631-2670
c/o Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
100 East All Saints Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Emergency shelter for homeless adults; operated during the winter months of November through March.

Frederick Union Rescue Mission (Soup Kitchen) and Beacon House
(301) 695-6633
419 West South Street
Frederick, Md 21705
Emergency housing for homeless men. All guests must attend chapel services.

Heartly House
301-662-8800 / TTY301-662-1565
Heartly House assists survivors of domestic/relationship violence/abuse and survivors of sexual assault/abuse by offering crisis intervention and support services to survivors and their significant others. Available assistance includes a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention services, emergency shelter, individual counseling, support groups as well as other services.

Other Major Resources and Programs

Frederick Families First
301846-2277
520 North Market Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701
Program for mothers, fathers, youth and children that support and strengthen families and communities.

Hospice
(301-694-6444)

Job Training - Frederick County Job Training Agency
301-846-2255
7340 Executive Way, Suite U
Frederick, Maryland 21704
Provides a wide-range of job training and educational services

Soup Kitchen & Food Bank - Frederick Community Action Agency
301-694-1506
100 South Market Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Serves a free evening meal Monday through Sunday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Foodbank provides a 3- to 5-day supply of food

Youth Crisis (any)
MD Youth Crisis Hotline
1-800-422-0009
 
Mental Health
Crisis Response System Frederick County Hotline
301-662-2255
 
Social Services/Family Services
Child Abuse/Financial Assistance/Family Investment
DSS (Department of Social Services)
301-600-4555
 
 
 
Domestic Violence
Heartly House
301-662-8800
 
Rape
Rape Crisis Hotline (Heartly House)
301-662-8800
 
Missing Children
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678
 
Parenting Skills/Abuse Prevention
Parent Information/Stress
301-662-2255
 
AIDS
Maryland AIDS Hotline – Bilingual
 
1-800-638-6252
 
Alcohol 
Alcoholics Anonymous
301-662-0544
 
Child Help
Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453
 
Suicide 
Intervention/Prevention
1-800-784-2433
 
Any Topic
Phone A Friend
301-694-8255
 
 
 
 
SERVICES
COMMUNITY RESOURCES/AGENCIES
PHONE
 
Counseling Services
Behavioral Health Partners of Frederick
Brook Lane Health Services
 
Counseling Services Inc.
FMH Psychiatric Unit
Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
Mental Health Association of Frederick County, Inc.
Mental Health Management Agency of Frederick County, Inc. (V/TTY)
Pro Bono Counseling
 
 
Villa Maria of Frederick County
301-663-8263
1-800-342-2992
301-733-0330
301-663-6135
240-566-3904
1-800-422-0009
301-663-0011
301-682-6017
 
1-877-323-5800
410-825-1001
410-825-1388 (fax)
301-694-6654
 
Continuing Education
Adult Education/Flexible Evening High School
Frederick Community College – Adult Services/Project Forward Step
 
240-236-8450
301-846-2483
Employment and Training
Job Training Agency (JTA)
Family Partnership
Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
                                                             Job Training Programs
Frederick County Workforce
 
301-600-2255
301-600-2206
 
410-767-2173
301-600-2255
 
Health Services
Office of Health Services, Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick County Department of Health
Frederick County Dept of Health-Community Health Services
Mission of Mercy
Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
301-644-5288
301-600-1029
301-600-1733
301-447-3939
301-631-2670
 
Legal Services
Legal Aid Bureau
 
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Department of Juvenile Justice
301-694-7414
1-800-679-8813
1-800-510-0050
240-629-3030
 
Medical Assistance Application
 
MCHP (MD Children’s Health Program)
301-600-3124
 
Mental Health Services for Medical Assistance
 
Call CORE Service Agency
Mental Health Management Agency of Frederick County
301-682-9754
301-682-6017
 
Mental Health for Uninsured or Underinsured
 
Counseling Services Inc.
Mental Health Association of Frederick County
Villa Maria of Frederick County
301-663-6135
301-663-0011
301-898-7900
 
Office of Pupil Personnel Svcs.
 
Frederick County Public Schools
301-644-5238
 
Parent Support Service
CareNet
Families Plus
301-662-5300
301-694-9002
 
Pregnancy/Family Planning
Frederick County Health Department
 
301-600-1029
Parenting for Teens
Parent Information Stress Line
Frederick County Planned Parenthood
 
301-662-2255
301-662-7171
STD/HIV/AIDS
Frederick County Health Department
MD Aids Hotline (Bilingual)
 
301-600-3342
1-800-638-6252
 
Student Attendance
Dept. of Student Services, Frederick County Public Schools
 
301-644-5238
 
Students with Disabilities
Office of Special Education, Frederick County Public Schools
ARC of Frederick County
 
301-644-5281
301-663-0909
 
Substance Abuse
Alcoholics Anonymous
Frederick County Health Department:
   Substance Abuse Division – Adolescent Services
Project 103
Catoctin Summit Adolescent Program
301-662-0544
 
301-600-3293
301-600-1775
240-420-5400
 
Superintendent’s Designees – Suspensions/Expulsions
 
Department of Student Services, Frederick County Public Schools
301-644-5238
Other Services
CASS - Community Agency School Services
Child Protective Services (DSS)
Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
Department of Juvenile Justice
Frederick Community Action Agency
Frederick Memorial Hospital
Salvation Army
YMCA of Frederick County
301-644-5239
301-600-2464
301-631-2670
240-629-3030
301-600-1506
240-566-3300
301-662-2311
301-663-5131