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Please click on the key words below for contact information.  If you have any questions about any of the following services, please contact the agencies directly. 

Child CareHousing
ClothingImmigration & Passport
Community ServicesLegal Information
CounselingMental Health & Disabled Services
DentalSchool Registration
Driver's LicenseShort-Term Emergency Help
Elderly ServicesSocial Security
Emergencies Translators & Interpreters
EmploymentTransportation
FinancialUtilities
Health CareOther Services

Child Care   
Maryland Child Care(410) 313-1930
www.mdchildcare.org
 
Howard County Child Care Resource Center(410) 313-1940
www.howardcountymd.gov/
ChildCareResourceCenter

 

Howard County Office of Children's Serivces CARE Center(410) 313-2273
www.co.ho.md.us/OCS/CareCenter.htm
 
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Clothing  
Christian Services of Howard County(410) 465-1060
www.co.ho.md.us/CitizenServices/ServicesGuide/
CrisisIntervention.htm#anch50942
 
Laurel Thrift Center(410) 792-0090
www.yelp.com/biz/laurel-thrift-store-center-laurel
 
Salvation Army

(301) 776-4888
www.salvationarmyusa.org

 

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Community Services  
FIRN (Resources for the Foreign Born)

(410) 992-1923
www.firnonline.org

 
Howard County Government (offers various services)(410) 313-3000
www.co.ho.md.us
 
Association of Community Services of Howard County410-715-9545
www.acshoco.org/Default.aspx?pageId=350047
 
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Counseling Services (addictions)  
National Alcoholism and substance Abuse Information Center(800) 784-6776
www.addictioncareoptions.com/
 
Recovery Connection Drug and Alcohol Rehab Helpline(800) 993-3869
www.recoveryconnection.org/maryland-drug-rehab/
 
Addiction Assistance - Howard County Health Department(410) 313-6202
www.co.ho.md.us/Health/HealthMain/Addictions
Services/AddictionsServices_Main.htm
 
The Serenity Center - AA, Al-Anon, addictions groups and counseling(410) 884-6088
www.serenitycenter.hoestead.com
 
Alcoholics Anonymous(410) 663-1922
www.baltimoreaa.org
 
Treatment4Addiction.com

Toll Free (866) 206-8656
www.treatment4addiction.com

 
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Dental  
Chase Brexton(410) 884-7831
www.chasebrexton.org
 
University of Maryland Dental School(410) 706-2716
www.dental.umaryland.edu/patientinfo/index.html
 
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Driver's License & ID  
Motor Vehicle Administration - Beltsville(410) 768-7000
www.mva.state.md.us
 
MVA Express Office - Columbia(410) 768-7000, Toll-Free (800) 950-1682
www.mva.state.md.us
 
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Elderly Services  
The Bain Center(410) 313-7213
www.co.ho.md.us/OA/seniorctr_florencebain.htm
 
Green Thumb, Inc.(410) 243-7907

 

Neighbor Ride(419) 884-7433
www.neighborride.org/AboutUs.php
 
Howard County Office on Aging(410) 313-6410
www.co.ho.md.us/OA/CS_OfficeAging.htm
 
Howard County Department of Citizen Services:  Maryland Access Point

(410) 313-5980, Toll-Free (800) 506-5806
www.co.ho.md.us/citizenservices/servicesguide/
agingserv.htm#anch91773

 
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Emergencies  

Howard County Police Department

(410) 313-2200 non-emergency
Emergency dial 9-1-1
www.co.ho.md.us/Police/Police_HomePage.htm
 
Howard County General Hospital(410) 740-7890
www.hcgh.org
 
Howard County Fire Department(410) 313-6000
Emergency dial 9-1-1
www.co.ho.md.us/FAR/FAR_AboutUs.htm

 

Maryland Poison Center(800) 222-1222
www.mdpoison.com

 

Emergency Health Care9-1-1 
Domestic Violence Center(410) 997-2272
www.domesticviolencecenter.org
 
National Drug Abuse Treatment and Hotline(800) 662-4357
http://dasis3.samhsa.gov
 
Addiction Assistance - Howard County Health Department(410) 313-6202
www.co.ho.md.us/Health/HealthMain/Addictions
Services/AddictionsServices_Main.htm
 
The Serenity Center - AA, Al-Anon, addictions groups and counseling(410) 884-6088
www.serenitycenter.hoestead.com
 
Alcoholics Anonymous(410) 663-1922
www.baltimoreaa.org
 
Grassroots Crises Hotline(410) 531-6677
www.grassrootscrisis.org
 
Maryalnd Crisis HotlineToll-Free (800) 422-0009 
Maryland Youth Crisis HotlineToll-Free (800) 422-0009 
Other useful hotlineswww.essortment.com/articles/hotline_100016.htm 
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Employment  
Pinnacle Career Resources(410) 799-1098
www.pinnaclecareerresources.com/index.php
 
Howard County Employment and Training(410) 313-4600
www.co.ho.md.us/CitizenServices/
ServicesGuide/Employment.htm
 
Green Thumb, Inc.(410) 243-7907 
Maryland State Employment Services(410) 312-5760
www.co.ho.md.us/CitizenServices/ServicesGuide/
Employment.htm#anch51793
 
Casa de Maryland Workers Centers(410) 431-4185
www.casademaryland.org
 
Alianza de la Comunidad(443) 812-8486
www.alianzahc.org
 
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Financial  
Financial Counseling Services(410) 747-6803
www.cccs-inc.org/locations.php
 
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Health Care  
Howard County Health Department(410) 313-6300
www.co.ho.md.us/Health/HealthMain/
Health_HomePage.htm
 
Columbia Health Center(410) 313-7500
www.co.ho.md.us/Health/HealthMain/Health_
Location_Directions.htm#anchCol
 
Environmental Health(410) 313-2640
www.co.ho.md.us/servicesresidents_
environment.htm
 
Children's Insurance(410) 313-7500
www.co.ho.md.us/Health/HealthMain/
Health_Location_Directions.htm
 
Chase Brexton(410) 884-7831
www.chasebrexton.org
 
Route 40 Walk-In Clinic

(410) 465-6300

 

Briggs Chaney Medical Center(301) 890-8000
www.briggschaneyclinic.com
 
Centro de la Comunidad(410) 675-8906
www.centrodlc.org/index.php

 

Nighttime Pediatrics (Adult & Children)(301) 596-6483
www.myrighttime.com
 
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Housing  
Housing & Community Development(410)514-7000
www.mdhousing.org/Website/Default.aspx
 
Community Homes(410) 730-6595
www.columbiahousing.org
 
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Immigration & Passport  
Embassy Hotline(202) 555-1212
www.embassy.org/embassies
 
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)(410) 962-1898
www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
 
Passports - U.S. Department of State877-4-USA-PPT (1-877-487-2778)
www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_
1738.html
 
Passport Acceptance Services at East Columbia Branch Library(410) 313-7700
www.hclibrary.org/index.php?page=63
 
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Legal Information  
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.(301) 480-1057 (local), Toll-Free (888) 215-5316
www.mdlab.org

 

Lawyers Referral Service of Howard County(410) 313-2030
www.co.ho.md.us/CitizenServices/
ServicesGuide/Legal.htm#anch51578
 
Catholic Charities(410) 534-8015
www.mlsc.org/directory.htm#accb
 
Office of Human Rights(410) 313-6430
www.co.ho.md.us/HR/HR_HomePage.htm
 
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Library  
Central Library(410) 313-7800
www.hclibrary.org
 
East Columbia Library(410) 313-7700
www.hclibrary.org
 
Elkridge Branch Library(410) 313-5077
www.hclibrary.org
 
Lisbon Community Library(410) 489-4290
www.hclibrary.org
 
Miller Branch Library

(410) 313-1950
www.hclibrary.org

 
Savage Branch Library(410) 880-5975
www.hclibrary.org
 
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Mental Health & Disable Services 
Howard County Mental Health Authority

(410) 313-7350
http://hcmha.org

 
Andromeda Transcultural Health(202) 291-4707
www.andromedahealthcenter.org/default.aspx
 
Division of Rehabilitative Services (DORS)(410) 461-0387
www.dors.state.md.us/DORS/AboutDORS

 

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School Registration  
Howard County Public School System(410) 313-1525
www.hcpss.org
 
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Short-Term Emergency Help 
Howard County Department of Social Services(410) 872-8700
www.dhr.state.md.us/county/howard/index.php

 

Community Action Council(410) 313-6440
www.co.ho.md.us/servicesresidents_
volunteering.htm
 
Maryland Energy Assistance Program(410) 313-6440
www.co.ho.md.us/servicesresidents_
financialassistance.htm#anch25017
 
Head Start(410) 313-6443
www.co.ho.md.us/OCS/childsrvcschildcare
ctrlicensed_PrivatePre.htm
 
Eviction Prevention(410) 313-6440
www.co.ho.md.us/servicesresidents_
financialassistance.htm
 
Food Bank(410) 313-3752 
United Way First Call for Help(410) 685-0525 (local), Toll-Free (800) 492-0618
http://community.carr.org/fullrecord.asp?
record=521
 
Fish of Howard County, Inc.(410) 964-8660
www.fishhowardcounty.com
 
Howard County Food Bank

(410) 313-6440
www.co.ho.md.us/servicesresidents_
financialassistance.htm#anch25175

 
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Social Security  
Social Security Administration

(410) 872-4758 (local), Toll-Free (800) 772-1213
www.ssa.gov

 
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Translators & Interpreters 
Maryland International Center(410) 576-0022
www.wtci.org/aboutus/contact.php
 
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Transportation  
Howard Transit Service(410) 313-1921
www.howardtransit.com
 
Neighbor Ride(410) 884-7433
www.neighborride.org/AboutUs.php
 
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Utilities  
Verizon

(English and Espanol) 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
http://fios.verizon.com/contact-us.html

 
AT&T1-800-205-6268
www.att.com
 
Gas and Electric Service (BGE)(410) 685-0123
www.bge.com
 
Maryland Office of the People's Counsel (provide answers to your utility questions)(410) 767-8150, Toll-Free (800) 207-4055
http://www.opc.state.md.us/ConsumerCorner/
NeedHelpPayingbrBills.aspx
 
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Other Services  
United Way - First Call for Help(410) 685-0525, Toll-Free (800) 492-0618
www.uwcm.org
 
2-1-1 Maryland - community health and human services resources 7 days a weekDial #211
www.icarol.info/PublicResourceDirectoryFrm.aspx?org=2046
 
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