Additional Resources:

 Maternity Homes

 Medical Assistance

  • Access Carroll  410-871-1478, 10 Distillery Drive, Suite 200, Westminster, MD 21157. By appointment only. Health care for low-income residents of Carroll County.
  • Healthy Baby Equity Act Program (formerly known as Best Beginnings) 410-876-4942 (English), or 410-876-4990 (Spanish), 290 S. Center St, Westminster, MD 21157. Prenatal program for those not eligible for medical assistance. initiatives/Pages/healthybabies.aspx


  • ESCAPE Ministries 410-549-7230, 5600 Old Washington Road, Sykesville, MD 21784. Coordinates relief assistance to families in need. rentassistance.US/li/escape-ministries
  • Maryland Children’s Health Program, Carroll County Health Department 410-876-4916, 290 S. Center St, Westminster, MD 21157. Helps families apply for medical insurance/medical assistance for uninsured children under age 19.
  • Carroll County Department of Social Services 410-386-3494, 1232-D Tech Ct, Westminster, MD 21157.
  • Mission of Mercy  Website to sign up for free medical appointment at the following locations in Maryland: Brunswick, Frederick, Reisterstown, and Taneytown; and in Pennsylvania: Gettysburg and Harrisburg. To schedule a free dental appointment at any clinic site, call the appointment line: 410-390-1314.
  • North East Social Action Program 410-239-6216, 1046 S. Carroll St, Hampstead, MD 21074. Serving all of Carroll County, Food pantry once per week, By appointment, patrons may pick up a “food set” assembled with donated food items. When monetary donations allow, patrons receive a $25 Weis gift card to purchase perishable food items. Thrift store open all year round. Twice annually and by appointment, patrons may choose clothing from the thrift store free of charge. Patrons in Hampstead and Manchester may call 410-239-6216 to receive financial assistance with utility
  • Shepherd’s Staff 410-857-5944, 30 Carroll St, Westminster, MD 21158. Emergency financial assistance also provided.

 STD/HIV Testing

  • Pennsylvania Department of Health, Adams County State Health Center. 717-334-2112, new address: 225 S. Franklin St, Suite 2, Gettysburg, PA 17325. By appointment only.
  • Carroll County Health Department410-876-4930, 290 S. Center St, Westminster, MD 21157. Call for an appointment. Sliding scale. Accepts insurance.


Essential Resources:


  • Pregnancy Support Center of Carroll County: Newborn up to size 6 children’s clothes, Maternity Clothing all sizes 410- 784-4747; 95 Carroll Street, Suite 101, Westminster
  • Second Chances: 410-848-5599, 23 W Green, Westminster -Baby Clothing – No web page
  • Frederick Rescue Mission: Rescue Treasures, 301-695-6633, 419 West South Street, Frederick MD,
  • Mt Airy Net: 301-829-04721402 N. Main Street, Mt Airy MD – vouchers for thrift shops in area,
  • James’ Thrift Shop: c/o St. James Episcopal Church 301-829-0314 234 S. Main Street Mt. Airy MD Tues-Sat,
  • Catoctin Pregnancy Center 301-447-3391 130 S. Seton Ave., #3, Emmitsburg MD





  • Carroll County Bureau of Housing: 410-857-2990
  • Human Services Program, Department of Citizen’s Services (Section 8): 410-386-3600
  • Vincent De Paul/SJCC: 443-920-9191
  • St John’s Catholic Church/Westminster: Rental help: 410-848-4744

Housing Emergency

  • Cold Weather Shelter-Westminster, Now open year round: 410-386-6623
  • Domestic Violence Safe Home: 410-876-1233 24 hotline 443-865-8031
  • Human Services Program:10 Distillery Drive, Westminster; Shelter for homeless men, intact family shelter, safe haven shelter, women’s and children’s shelter Includes families also: 410-386-6623
  • Building Families for Children: 410-872-1050×1010, 7161 A Columbia Gateway, Columbia
  • Vincent DePaulWestminster 410-848-4744 (St. John’s Church)





Utility Assistance





  • With Us (Carroll County Health Department) 410-753-6300, Questions once medical transport is scheduled,




  • Catoctin Pregnancy Center:301-447-3391, 502E E Main Emmitsburg, Appointment needed,


  • Safe Haven  800-332-6347 In Maryland, no one ever has to abandon a newborn baby. Under the Safe Haven law, a distressed parent who is unable or unwilling to care for their infant can safely give up custody of their baby, no questions asked. Newborns can be left at hospitals or law enforcement stations, some of which are listed below. A parent (or another adult with the approval of the mother) has up to 10 days from the birth to invoke Safe Haven anonymously and safely leave a baby with a responsible adult at a designated location. A person who invokes Safe Haven is immune from civil liability or criminal prosecution provided the child is unharmed. Locations Carroll Hospital Center 200 Memorial Ave. Westminster 21157;  Carroll County Sheriff’s Office 100 N. Court Street Westminster 21157; Taneytown Police Dept. 120 E. Baltimore St. Taneytown 21787;  Westminster City Police 36 Locust St. Westminster 21157; MarylandState Police 1100 Baltimore Westminster 21157
  • MD Youth Crisis 1-800-422-0009 ( 24hr x 7days/week ) Also provides services for mental health and rental assistance Child and Adult Protective Services (24hrs) 410-386-3434 1232 Tech DR.#
  • National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453 call or text this Live chat at
  • Mobile Crisis Team for Carroll County 410-952-9552 9am-Midnight Clinician and peer go out to help make referrals for therapy, drug/alcohol addiction, housing. Etc
  • Building Families for Children 410-872-1050 M-F 9AM-5pm,


Domestic Violence/Rape

  • For immediate help CALL 911
  • Crisis Hotline 410-875-7322 ( 24/7) Main office 410-857-0900 Sexual assault, Rape, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking. Assistance to anyone affected, including family members.
  • Domestic Violence Hotline 443-865-8031 ( 24/7 )
  • Springboard Community Services (formerly family and children services) 7 Schoolhouse ave. Westminster Housing, Crisis; case management, counseling, abuser intervention, domestic violence help, psychiatry



  • S. Immigration Office 1-800-375-5283


Legal Services

  • Carroll County Mediation Center:410-848-1764, 255 Clifton Blvd Ste 311, Free Services to maintain relationships, reunite families, and conflict resolution
  • Carroll County Public Defender, 410-871-3636, 101 Court St. Ste 140 Westminster. Reu ed fees if qualified,
  • Legal Aid Bureau Frederick & Carrol Co 301-694-7414, Baltimore Co 410-427-1800, 255 Markets St, Unit 11, Frederick,
  • Lawyers Referral Baltimore County: 410-337-9100
  • Volunteer Lawyers Service: 410-547-6537 or 1-800-510-0050, application online:
  • Women’s Law Center: 410-321-8761, Carroll 410-386-2440, Family Law Hotline: 800-845-8550,




  • Christian Counseling & Educational Services: 717-630-2255, Hanover, 410-995-5587, Columbia, MD 443-804-7762, Clarksville, MD,
  • Cornerstone Counseling: 410-876-4154, 820 Hughes Shop Rd.,
  • Dad Works: 443-605-6358, 255 Clifton Blvd Suite 301, Westminster, Support group & Parenting Classes,
  • Moms Works: 443-605-6358, 255 Clifton Blvd Suite 301, Support group & Parenting Classes,
  • Safe Harbor Christian Counseling: 410-992-4075, 1950 Dickerson Road,
  • Suburban Crossroads Counseling: 410-719-0086 Locations in Baltimore, Eldersburg, Townson, Catonsville and Bel Air,



Mental Health

  • Carroll Co Health Department 410-876-4449, 290 S. Center , Westminster.
  • Call 988*
  • Carroll Co. Youth Services Bureau 410-848-2500, 59 Kate Wagner Rd, Westminster.


Resources for Parents


 Abuse/Neglect (child)

  • Child Protective Services 410-386-3434, 1232 Tech Court, Westminster (Also for adults). In home family services for at risk families, (Family preservation assistance with community resources). 24 hr line.






 Financial Medical Assistance

  • Access Carroll 410-871-1478, 10 Distillery Dr. Ste 200, Westminster. By Appointment only.
  • Best Beginnings 410-876-4942 (English) 4991 (Spanish),290 Center St., Westminster. Prenatal program for those not eligible for medical assistance. No web page
  • ESCAPE Ministries,  410-549-7230 – 5600 Old Washington Rd., Sykesville.
  • Financial Education Services 410-857-2999 xt-5, 10 Distillery Dr., Westminster. How to increase income, budget and savings plans
  • Human Services Program 410-857-2999, 10 Distillery Dr., Emergency assistance for gas, electric & water shut-off. Assistance for eviction prevention & security deposits.
  • Maryland Children’s Health Program 410-876-4916 Help applying for for medical Insurance / Medical assistance, uninsured children under age 19.
  • of Social Services 410-386-3300,1232 Tech Ct., Westminster.,
  • Missionof Mercy 410-833-5870. Free medical. Call for appointment.
  • North East Social Action Program- 410-239-6216 Rent/Mortgage, utilities, transportation
  • Shepherd’s Staff 410-857-5944 -30 Carroll , Westminster. Toiletries household detergents, prescription, Gas/Electric, Water turn-off help. Clients may do laundry & shower there.
  • John’s Church (St. Vincent DePaul) 410-848-4744 or 410-876-2248, 43 Monroe Ave., Westminster. Emergency help; housing, fuel, medication and food.
  • Joseph Catholic Community Eldersburg 443-920-9114, 915 Liberty Rd, Eldersburg.










  • Head Start, 410- 871-2450, 255 Clifton Blvd., Westminster.
  • Maryland Family Network 410-659-7701, 1001 Eastern Ave,
  • CCPS Carrollk12.orgPre Kindergarten 4 yr. old by 9/1 qualify under free/reduced meal guidelines, homeless or foster care
  • Frederick Rescue Mission, 301-695-6633, 419 West South Street, Frederick.
  • YMCA, 410-848-3660, 1719 Sykesville Rd, Westminster. Preschool programs, before & after school care, summer day camps. Financial assistance available [email protected]

Foster Care

  • Child Protective Services, 410-386-3434,
  • Kids Peace: 800-815-PEACE, Foster care for children, including children with challenges,


Adoption Agencies

  • Adoption Makes Family: 410-683-2100, 10635 York Road, Cockeysville,
  • Cradle of Hope: Parents to Adopt call 301-587-4400; Birthmothers only call or text 301-905-9999, 8630 Fenton, Silver Spring,



  • Human Service Program-Free Tax Prep(VITA): 410-386-6664, making $60,000 or less, single form & how to budget, savings plans









Injury Prevention Programs


  • Safe kids (part of Carroll County Health) : 410-876-4448, 290 S. Center St.
  • Kids in Safety Seats(KISS): 410-876-4448, 290 S Carroll, Westminster. Car Seat Checks. Provide proff of WIC, TCA & Medical Assistance.



Baby Supplies

  • Pregnancy Support Center of Carroll County: Call or text 410-784-4747 , 95 Carroll Street, Suite 101,
  • Catoctin Preg Ctr: 301-447-3391, 130 S. Seton Avenue, Emmittsburg,
  • Gabriel Network: call or text 301-637-3223,
  • North East Social Action program: 410-239-6216 1046 Carroll St., Hampstead, Thrift Store,
  • Salvation Army: 410-876-9358, 300 Hahn Rd., camp child scholarships
  • Second Chances: 410-848-5599, 23 Green St., Westminster, call ahead for days and times
  • Shepherd’s Staff: 410-857-5944, 30 Carroll, Westminster
  • WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Maryland: 410-876-2152, 290 S. Center St., Westminster, Nutritious food for pregnant moms and children up to five years of age.





  • Breast Pumps WIC (as for Elaine) 410-876-4898, S. Center, Westminster
  • Facebook “Carroll Breastfeeding Mommas”
  • Lactation consultants at Carroll Hospital 410-871-7024


Opportunity Works

  • Human Services Programs for Carroll county, second chances, 410-848-5599. Work force development programs, hands on skills center, work with people with barriers to employment, jail time, drug addiction, etc.

If you would like more information about the Respect Life Committee and how to participate in future events, please contact 443.920.9191.