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Community Partnerships

Johns Hopkins Bayview partners with a number of non-profits and government agencies in Maryland that already provide valuable services to caregivers and their loved ones. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Home modification services to make residencies safer
  • Respite care to allow time away from caregiving responsibilities
  • Legal assistance
  • Counseling assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Benefits checkup and assistance with qualifying for additional benefits
  • Meal delivery

To learn more about our community partners, please click on the organization name to see the services they provide and contact information. For additional information, please contact the Called to Care office at 410-550-8018.

 

Caregiving Education and Training

  • AARP provides tools and resources to help caregivers care for a loved one.
     
    Who They Serve
    Everyone
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Caregiver guides
    - Caregiving question-and-answer tools
    - Provider network for home health, adult day care, assisted living, nursing homes and hospice care
     
    Local Contact
    Joy Hall, 410-895-7614jhall@aarp.org
     
    Website
    http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving
  • The Alzheimer’s Association of Maryland works to advance research to end Alzheimer's disease and dementia, while enhancing care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
     
    Who They Serve
    Everyone
     
    What They Can Provide
    - 24-hour telephone help line (1-800-272-3900)
    - Care consultations
    - Caregiver education and training
    - Early stage/young on-set memory loss program
    - Online resources
    - Support groups
     
    Local Contact
    Ilene Rosenthal, 410-561-9099, ext. 201, irosenthal@alz.org
     
    Website
    http://www.alz.org/care
  • The Baltimore City Health Department, Division of Aging and CARE Services advocates and provides services for older adults, their families and caregivers in Baltimore City.
     
    Who They Serve
    Baltimore City residents
     
    What They Can Provide
    Eating Together program at designated Baltimore senior centers
    - Family caregiver grants up to $300 for respite care and supplemental services
    - Family caregiver program (information, assistance and supplemental services)
    - Training, conferences and enrichment classes for family caregivers (12-hour program)
     
    Local Contact
    Jazmine Adams, 410-396-1337Jazmine.Adams@baltimorecity.gov
     
    Website: https://health.baltimorecity.gov/programs/seniors
  • The Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD) is dedicated to offering the latest mental health research, education and training to the community through outreach, advocacy and oversight of select mental health programs. Their Older Adult Program provides education and advocacy regarding late life mental health disorders with the intent to destigmatize mental illness, enhance access to treatment and optimize quality of life for individuals living with mental disorders and their care partners.
     
    Who They Serve
    Maryland residents
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Advocacy, education and training for older adults, care partners, and health and human service workers
    - Consultation, information and assistance regarding geriatric behavioral health issues, including dementia
     
    Local Contact
    Kimberly Burton, 443-901-1550, ext. 210, kburton@mhamd.org
     
    Website
    https://www.mhamd.org
    http://www.mdaging.org
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metropolitan Baltimore improves the lives of individuals living with mental illness, their family members and caregivers, and the community through education, support and advocacy at no cost.
     
    Who They Serve
    Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Helpline to connect with local resources and health services
    - Mental health education programs
    - Monthly community information sessions
    - Weekly support groups for families and people living with mental illness
     
    Local Contact
    Clarissa Taylor Jackson, 410-435-2600
     
    Website
    http://www.namibaltimore.org
  • LGBT Health Resource Center's goal is to provide LGBTQ individuals and their families with welcoming access to expert health information and resources that will enhance wellness and quality of life. Among the Center’s most impactful programs, Elder Pride is specifically designed to help address the critical issues faced by older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults and their caregiving networks to navigate current and future needs.  You do not need to be a patient of Chase Brexton to take advantage of Elder Pride services.
     
    Who They Serve
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Baltimore and surrounding areas
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Educational seminars and online resources
    - Information and referrals
    - Lunch-and-learn workshops
    - One-on-one counseling
    - Support groups
     
    Where They Are Located
    1111 North Charles Street, 2nd Floor
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
     
    Local Contacts
    Lauren Stokeling, 410-837-2050, ext. 1107, lstokeling@chasebrexton.org
    Monte Ephraim, LCSW-C, 410-837-2050, ext. 1104, mephraim@chasebrexton.org
     
    Website
    http://www.resourcecenter.lgbt
 

Counseling and Support Groups

  • The Alzheimer’s Association of Maryland works to advance research to end Alzheimer's disease and dementia, while enhancing care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
     
    Who They Serve
    Everyone
     
    What They Can Provide
    - 24-hour telephone help line (1-800-272-3900)
    - Care consultations
    - Caregiver education and training
    - Early stage/young on-set memory loss program
    - Online resources
    - Support groups
     
    Local Contact
    Ilene Rosenthal, 410-561-9099, ext. 201, irosenthal@alz.org
     
    Website
    http://www.alz.org/care
  • Baltimore Community Mediation Center assists families and caregivers in resolving difficult disputes and developing long-term solutions that meet the needs of everyone involved.
     
    Who They Serve
    Maryland residents
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Experience in resolving problems with living arrangements, home repairs, financial arrangements, caregiver respite, medical decision-making, care and guardianship of a loved one
    - Mediators that can listen, help clarify issues and guide through the process of developing a solution

    Where They Are Located
    Throughout Maryland (county specific)
     
    Local Contact
    Erika Song, 410-467-9165 extension 404
     
    Website
    http://www.communitymediation.org
  • Jewish Community Services offers older adults and people with disabilities in the Baltimore-area community, as well as their families and caregivers, resources and services that support healthy living, promote safety and improve quality of life.
     
    Who They Serve
    Baltimore-area residents of all ages
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Benefit-eligibility screening
    - Counseling and therapy services
    - Eldercare management
    - Grief and bereavement support
    - Resource identification and referral
    - Services for Holocaust survivors

    Where They Are Located
    Baltimore-area locations include Baltimore City, Columbia and Owings Mills
     
    Local Contact
    410-466-9200
     
    Website
    http://www.jcsbaltimore.org
  • The Pro Bono Counseling Project works to ensure that Marylanders with limited resources requesting mental health care are provided access to volunteer licensed mental health professionals and other necessary supportive services.
     
    Who They Serve
    Uninsured, low-income individuals and families throughout Maryland
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Case management
    - Counseling and therapy services
    - Grief and bereavement support
    - Resource identification and referral
    - Temporary financial assistance

    Where They Are Located
    Throughout Maryland
     
    Local Contact
    Sherri Bloom, 410-825-1001 or 877-323-5800
     
    Website
    http://www.probonocounseling.org
  • Sisters Together And Reaching (STAR) provides health and wellness resources and services to underserved communities in a holistic, faith-centered environment.
     
    Who They Serve
    Minority Baltimore City residents at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), diabetes, cancer, heart disease or other illnesses.
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Cancer screenings
    - Case management
    - Community health workers
    - Emergency financial resources
    - Health education and risk-reduction education
    - HIV counseling, testing and referral services
    - Mental health counseling
    - Meal assistance
    - Outreach
    - Spiritual guidance

    Where They Are Located
    901 N. Milton Avenue, Suite 260
    Baltimore, Maryland 21205
     
    Local Contact
    Rev. Debra Hickman, 410-276-8969dhickman@sisterstogetherandreaching.org
     
    Website
    http://www.sisterstogetherandreaching.org
 

General Information

  • Catholic Charities Answers for the Aging provides information, referrals and options for older adults and their caregivers.
     
    Who They Serve
    Any older adult or caregiver
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Advocacy for older adults and caregivers
    - Counselors available to discuss and consider the needs, abilities and preferences of the older adult, and provide information on available options
    - Free phone assistance Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     
    Local Hotline
    410-646-0100 or 1-888-50-ASKUS (MD only)
     
    Website
    http://www.catholiccharities-md.org/seniors/answers-for-the-aging.html
  • Maryland Access Point (MAP) offers information, planning assistance, and access to services and benefits for seniors, adults with disabilities, their families, caregivers and professionals throughout Maryland. MAP is accessible online, by phone and in-person (20 sites throughout the state).
     
    Who They Serve
    Older adults, family caregivers, adults with disabilities, grandparents and veterans
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Assistance with identifying goals, developing a service plan and connecting with providers and/or programs
    - Information on a variety of services and resources
    - Medicare benefits counseling, including Part D
    - Personal assistance providers
    - Screening and referrals for services and benefits, including Medicaid
     
    Local Contacts
    Connect with your local MAP office.

    Toll-Free Phone Number
    410-396-CARE (2273)
     
    Website

    http://aging.maryland.gov/accesspoint
  • The Maryland Benefits Center (powered by Benefits Data Trust) provides older Maryland residents with comprehensive screening and application assistance for federal and state benefits.
     
    Who They Serve
    Maryland residents
     
    What They Can Provide
    Free screening and applications assistance for Maryland residents, ages 60 and older, to enroll in:
    - Food Supplement Program (FSP), available for all ages
    - Heating and utility assistance
    - Medicare Extra Help
    - Medicare Savings Program (Part B premium assistance)
    - Medical assistance/Medicaid
     
    Toll-Free Phone Number
    1-855-444-4998 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

    Website
    http://www.bdtrust.org/location/maryland-benefits-center
  • Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest health care system, providing care at 1,240 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,061 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving nine million enrolled Veterans each year.
     
    Who They Serve
    Veterans of all eras as well as their families
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Home health aide
    - Respite services
    - Caregiver training
    - Caregiver education
    - Support groups
     
    Where They Are Located
    VA Medical Center
    10 N. Greene Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
     
    Local Contact
    Sharon Kelly, 410-605-7365Sharon.kelly2@va.gov
     
    Website
    https://www.va.gov/health/
  • 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline is a quick and easy way to find information and get referrals for thousands of health and human services across Maryland.
     
    Who They Serve
    Central Maryland
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Availability 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 200 languages; accessible for the deaf and hard-of-hearing through Maryland Relay (dial 7-1-1)
    - Call specialists are trained to assess callers’ needs and help them connect with resources for housing, utility shut-offs, family crisis, health care, financial, legal and employment problems, as well as other issues

    Where They Are Located
    1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 340
    Baltimore, Maryland 21230

    Local Contact
    2-1-1
    800-492-0618 or 410-685-0525
     
    Website
    http://www.211md.org
 

Home Modification and Housing

  • Catholic Charities Senior Communities provides 24 affordable apartment communities for older adults in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Garrett and Harford Counties.
     
    Who They Serve
    Adults 62 years of age or older for all but five Catholic Charities communities; Basilica Place, Coursey Station, DePaul House, Starner Hill and St. Charles House each accept non-elderly physically handicapped or mobility impaired applicants
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Affordable apartment communities
    Senior Support Services (daily meals, housekeeping, laundry and personal services)

    Local Contact
    Applications Coordinator, 443-798-3417housing@cc-md.org
     
    Website
    http://www.catholiccharities-md.org/senior-housing
  • Civic Works is a non-profit organization that strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development and community service.
     
    Who They Serve
    Baltimore city residents
     
    What They Can Provide
    Cities for All Ages Program (safer homes for city residents ages 65+)
    - Community outreach and education
    - Geriatric case management
    - Home safety modifications
    - Information and referral
    - Minor home repair
    - Occupational therapy
     
    Local Contact
    Lauren Averella, 410-826-5955 extension 104, laverella@civicworks.com
     
    Website
    http://www.civicworks.com
  • Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI) of Baltimore offers housing options for older adults in northwest Baltimore City, Pikesville and Owings Mills.
     
    Who They Serve
    Low- to moderate-income homeowners in northwest Baltimore, ages 62+, as well as homeowners who have physical disabilities
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Home repair (annual income limits apply)
    - Home weatherization and energy conservation (serves all of Baltimore City)
    - Northwest Neighbors Connecting social group
    Weinberg Senior Living Communities (annual income limits apply)
     
    Local Contact
    Tiffany Nicolette, 410-500-5975tnicolette@chaibaltimore.org
     
    Website
    http://www.chaibaltimore.org
  • In partnership with faith-based and community organizations, GEDCO provides affordable housing, supportive services, and emergency assistance to community residents.
     
    Who They Serve
    Baltimore City residents, ages 55+
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Home improvement for seniors with low income
    - Housing for seniors with low income or market-rate apartments
    - Northeast Baltimore food pantry
    - Resources and activities in two senior centers
    - Skilled nursing care facility for short-term rehabilitation or long-term care

    Where They Are Located
    1010 East 33rd Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21218
     
    Local Contact
    Ted Gross, 410-433-2442 x12, tgross@gedco.org
     
    Website
    http://www.gedco.org
 

Long-term and Respite Care

 

Transportation and Recreation

  • Action in Maturity (AIM) is a senior center that provides transportation and social services to aging adults.
     
    Who They Serve
    Baltimore City residents ages 65+, as well as Baltimore City residents under age 65 with disabilities, who reside between the Baltimore County line and Pratt Street, and between Park Heights and Belair Road.
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Educational workshops
    - Emergency shuttle (southwest Baltimore)
    - Grocery shuttles
    - Personal transportation (offered at specific senior centers)
    - Recreational activities
    - Transportation by request ($10/hour)
     
    Where They Are Located
    700 West 40th Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21211

    Local Contact
    Laura Bristow, 410-889-7915

    Website
    http://www.actioninmaturity.org/
  • The Zeta Healthy Aging Partnership (Z-HAP) offers weekly health education, personal health and self-empowering sessions, as well as health screenings, one-on-one consultations and small group learning sessions.
     
    Who They Serve
    Baltimore City residents of all ages (family participation is encouraged)
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Coordinated attendance to outside health conferences as a group
    - Fitness awareness and dancing
    - Food demonstrations, nutrition and diabetes education
    - Health literacy sessions
    - Health screenings
    - History and cultural sessions
    - Medicare, Medicaid and insurance updates
    - Motivational activities with a focus on familial and community engagement
    - One-on-one consultations and small group learning sessions
    - Promotion of healthy eating & physical activity
    - Social interest groups
    - Social justice and self-empowering sessions
    - Wellness programs
     
    Where They Are Located
    4501 Reisterstown Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21215

    Local Contact
    Betsy D. Simon, MS, CHES, Z-HAP Founding Director, 410-466-2239simonbetsyd@aol.com
  • Wise and Well   programs and services enhance the health and well-being of older adults through community-based resources and services. This membership-based center offers classes, coaching and personalized services across multiple dimensions of wellness. Wise & Well serves as a partner in developing purpose and meaning and staying active and connected – the proven foundation for healthy aging.
     
    Who They Serve
    Baltimore and surrounding areas
     
    What They Can Provide
    - Active Fitness
    - Classroom and group learning
    - Visual arts
    - Gardening
     
    Where They Are Located
    700 West 40th Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21211

    Local Contact
    Sue Bender, 410-662-4363 communityhealth@choosekeswick.org
 

Other Resources

  • Meals On Wheels of Central Maryland enables people to live independently at home through the provision of nutritious meals, personal contact and related services.
     
    Who They Serve
    Residents of Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties; limited service is available in Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties
     
    What They Can Provide
    • Companion visits
    • Hot, nutritious, home-delivered meals with daily delivery, including kosher meals, no pork and texture-modified
    • Frozen, nutritious, home-delivered meals with weekly and bi-weekly delivery
    • Grocery shopping assistance
    • Health, safety and wellness checks
    • Individual case management, benefits support and service linkages
    • Kibble Connection pet food delivery
    • Nutritional assessment and education

    Where They Are Located
    515 South Haven Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21224
    *Regional offices and distribution sites are located throughout central Maryland
     
    Local Contact
    Jackie Gibson, 410-558-0932gibson@mowcm.org
     
    Website
    http://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org
  • Johns Hopkins Home Support offers personalized support to caregivers for adults and pediatrics - Care You Can Count On.

    Areas They Serve
    Baltimore City, Baltimore County and local surrounding areas.

    What They Can Provide
    • Hygiene assistance
    • Meal planning and preparation
    • Memory care assistance
    • Sitter services at location of choice
    • Engagement: reading, games, crafts, etc.
    • Travel companionship
    • Continence
    • Dressing
    • Medication management
    • Memory care
    • Skilled nursing services
    • Routine/appointment reminders
    • Community resource assistance

    Located
    5901 Holabird Avenue, Suite A
    Baltimore, MD 21224
     
    Contact
    Jeffrey Osborn 410-288-8993josbor26@jhmi.edu
     
    Website
    hopkinsmedicine.org/homecare/services/HHS


  • Maryland Legal Aid provides free civil legal services and community education programs for low-income older adults, and their caregivers and family members.
     
    Who They Serve
    Maryland residents
     
    What They Can Provide
    • In-person and telephone legal advice
    • Legal education
    • Legal representation
    • Senior Legal Helpline: 1-866-635-2948

    Where They Are Located
    Throughout Maryland (county specific)
     
    Local Contact
    Cornelia Bright Gordon, 410-951-7728
     
    Website
    http://www.mdlab.org
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) is a private, non-profit legal service that provides civil legal services to Marylanders with limited income at low or no cost. Who They Serve MVLS provides pro bono legal services to individuals in every Maryland county, except Montgomery, Prince George’s, Allegany counties, and the eastern shore counties of Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester, Kent and Caroline. Your gross household income (money earned before anything is taken out for taxes or other deductions) may not exceed 50% of the Maryland median income.
     
    What They Can Provide
    • Housing
      • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
      • Foreclosure & Tax Sale
      • Deed Changes
      • Ground Rent
      • Other property issues
    • Consumer
      • Bankruptcy (Chapter 7)
      • Collections
      • Contract and other consumer disputes
    • Other
      • Expungement/Shielding/Vacatur
      • Income Tax Disputes
      • Estate Planning and Administration
      • Uninsured Motorist Tort
      • Non-Profit Organizations
     
    Where They Are Located
    201 N Charles St #1400
    Baltimore, MD 21201
     
    Local Contact
    (410) 547-6537 (Baltimore metro area)
    (800) 510-0050
     
    Website
    mvlslaw.org
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