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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

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, 410-895-7614, jhall@aarp.org
 
Website
http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving

Alzheimer’s Association of Maryland

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 City Health Department, Division of Aging and CARE Services

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, 410-396-1337, Jazmine.Adams@baltimorecity.gov
 
Website: https://health.baltimorecity.gov/programs/seniors

Mental Health Association of Maryland

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metropolitan Baltimore

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

Chase Brexton LGBT Health Resource Center

Chase Brexton LGBT Health Resource Center of Baltimore, Maryland provides a safe and welcoming community for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults and their caregiving networks to navigate current and future needs. SAGECAP is a partnership between the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care and Service & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE).
 
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

Alzheimer’s Association of Maryland

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

Community Mediation of Maryland

Community Mediation of Maryland 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
410-467-9165
 
Website
http://www.communitymediation.org

Jewish Community Services

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
Jackie Ashkin, 410-843-7404
 
Website
http://www.jcsbaltimore.org

Pro Bono Counseling Project

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)

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, 410-276-8969, dhickman@sisterstogetherandreaching.org
 
Website
http://www.sisterstogetherandreaching.org

 
Food and Nutrition

Meals On Wheels of Central Maryland

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, 410-558-0932, gibson@mowcm.org
 
Website
http://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org

 
General Information

Catholic Charities Answers for the Aging

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)

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

Maryland Benefits Center (powered by Benefits Data Trust)

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

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, 410-605-7365, Sharon.kelly2@va.gov
 
Website
https://www.va.gov/health/

2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline

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
Ann Johnson, ann.johnson@uwcm.org
410-685-0525
 
Website
http://www.211md.org

Home Care and Support

Johns Hopkins Home Support

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
- Skilled nursing services
- Routine/appointment reminders
- Community resource assistance

Located
5901 Holabird Avenue, Suite A
Baltimore, MD 21224
 
Contact
Jacqueline Tilmes 410-288-8993, jtilmes1@jhmi.edu
 
Website
hopkinshomecare.org/homesupport

 
Home Modification and Housing

Catholic Charities Senior Communities

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, 443-798-3417, housing@cc-md.org
 
Website
http://www.catholiccharities-md.org/senior-housing

Civic Works

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

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
Lisa Budlow, 410-500-5354, lbudlow@chaibaltimore.org
 
Website
http://www.chaibaltimore.org

GEDCO Senior Services

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

 
Legal Services

Maryland Legal Aid

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

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

 
Long-term and Respite Care

Catholic Charities Senior Services

Catholic Charities Senior Services provides life care options for seniors in the Baltimore region. Compassionate care is provided through a full continuum of services available to people of all faiths.
 
Who They Serve
Older adults
 
What They Can Provide
- Adult day care at St. Ann Adult Day Care
- Assisted living at Caritas House
- Nursing home at the Green House Residencies at Stadium Place
- Nursing home and rehabilitation at St. Elizabeth

Local Contact
St. Ann Adult Day Care, 410-646-0320, cmelton@cc-md.org
Caritas House, 410-646-6570, mhagan@cc-md.org
Green House Residencies at Stadium Place, 410-554-9890
St. Elizabeth, 410-646-6597, mrosas@cc-md.org
 
Website
http://www.catholiccharities-md.org/seniors

Gilchrist

Gilchrist, a non-profit organization, is the largest hospice in Maryland and provides the highest quality hospice and support services, whether home-based or inpatient, to thousands of individuals and families residing throughout Central Maryland.
 
Who They Serve
Gilchrist serves the central Maryland community, specifically Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County.
 
What They Can Provide
- Home health and volunteer assistance
- Medical and nursing care
- Social work support
- Spiritual and grief counseling
 
Where They Are Located
Offices in Hunt Valley and Columbia; inpatient facilities in Columbia and Towson

Local Contact
Susie Kelly, 443-415-2943, skelly@gilchristcares.org
  
Website
http://www.gilchristcares.org

Keswick Multi-Care Center

Keswick Multi-Care Center works with older adults throughout Baltimore to improve the way they approach physical, mental and emotional health.
 
Who They Serve
Participants and patients of Keswick Multi-Care Center
 
What They Can Provide
- Adult day care
- Rehabilitation services
 -Community health services
  -Long-term Care

Where They Are Located
700 West 40th Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
 
Local Contact
Aileen McShea Tinney, executive director, 410-662-4366, tinneya@keswick-multicare.org
 
Website
http://choosekeswick.org

Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital

Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital provides health and quality-of-life programs for elderly, frail or ill residents.
 
Who They Serve
Residents of northwest Baltimore
 
What They Can Provide
- Adult day care
- Behavioral health
- Comfort/hospice care
- Psychiatric day treatment
- Rehabilitation services
- Respite care
- Skilled long-term care

Where They Are Located
2434 W. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
 
Local Contact
Deborah Graves, 410-601-2204, dgraves@lifebridgehealth.org
 
Website
http://www.lifebridgehealth.org/levindale

 
Transportation and Recreation

Action in Maturity (AIM)

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/

Zeta Healthy Aging Partnership (Z-HAP)

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, 410-466-2239, simonbetsyd@aol.com