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Moms Know Best Motherhood Essentials

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Care Coordination Program Breastfeeding Classes Planned Parenthood Baby Basics Moms’ Club WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) Moms Breastfeeding Group The Stork’s Nest Early Head Start

Family Focused Essentials

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Housing Choice Voucher Program Legal Aid The Salvation Army Social Security Social Services & Benefits

38 Vehicles for Change

Guides & Notes

42 Medication Checklist 44 Other Resources 46 Notes

*Not all resources will work for all moms.

This book was designed for all moms in Baltimore: first-time moms, fourth-time moms, moms living with HIV, moms doing it on their own, moms who need a little help, and every mom in between. All of the resources in this guide were used by moms who have been there before.


Moms Know Best Motherhood Essentials

08 10 12 14 16 18 20 22

Care Coordination Program Breastfeeding Classes Planned Parenthood Baby Basics Moms’ Club WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) Moms Breastfeeding Group The Stork’s Nest Early Head Start

Family Focused Essentials

28 30 32 34 36

Housing Choice Voucher Program Legal Aid The Salvation Army Social Security Social Services & Benefits

38 Vehicles for Change

Guides & Notes

42 Medication Checklist 44 Other Resources 46 Notes

*Not all resources will work for all moms.

This book was designed for all moms in Baltimore: first-time moms, fourth-time moms, moms living with HIV, moms doing it on their own, moms who need a little help, and every mom in between. All of the resources in this guide were used by moms who have been there before.


THOUGHTS & FEELINGS

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What makes me most happy about being a mother?

What makes me feel stressed out?

What do I hope to share with my child?

What can I do to de-stress?

What am I most grateful for?

Who will help and support me once my child is born?

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THOUGHTS & FEELINGS

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What makes me most happy about being a mother?

What makes me feel stressed out?

What do I hope to share with my child?

What can I do to de-stress?

What am I most grateful for?

Who will help and support me once my child is born?

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MOTHERHOOD ESSENTIALS 6

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MOTHERHOOD ESSENTIALS 6

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CARE COORDINATION PROGRAM This program helps moms find and coordinate prenatal and family health care, as well as help for other family issues. Provided by HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM).

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healthcareaccessmaryland. org/programs-services/ care-coordination/

WHAT HELP CAN I GET? Services are available to Baltimore City residents who are covered by Maryland’s Medicaid Managed Care Program, HealthChoice. • Prenatal care/newborn care • Care and referrals to home visiting programs, WIC, and the Infants and Toddlers program for pregnant women and infants • Serious health problems and chronic disease • Children in foster care • Preventive health screenings • Mental health treatment

B’More for Healthy Babies Programs: • Helping Ourselves through Peer Empowerment (HOPE): One-on-one, group, and case management support to women who have lost a child • The Safe Sleep Project: Safe sleep and family planning education,assessment, referral, and portable cribs to those who qualify

• Substance abuse addiction • Eviction prevention, rehousing, and homelessness • Immigration issues

HCAM Main: 410-649-0526 Care Coordination Program (CCP): 410-649-0500

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CARE COORDINATION PROGRAM This program helps moms find and coordinate prenatal and family health care, as well as help for other family issues. Provided by HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM).

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healthcareaccessmaryland. org/programs-services/ care-coordination/

WHAT HELP CAN I GET? Services are available to Baltimore City residents who are covered by Maryland’s Medicaid Managed Care Program, HealthChoice. • Prenatal care/newborn care • Care and referrals to home visiting programs, WIC, and the Infants and Toddlers program for pregnant women and infants • Serious health problems and chronic disease • Children in foster care • Preventive health screenings • Mental health treatment

B’More for Healthy Babies Programs: • Helping Ourselves through Peer Empowerment (HOPE): One-on-one, group, and case management support to women who have lost a child • The Safe Sleep Project: Safe sleep and family planning education,assessment, referral, and portable cribs to those who qualify

• Substance abuse addiction • Eviction prevention, rehousing, and homelessness • Immigration issues

HCAM Main: 410-649-0526 Care Coordination Program (CCP): 410-649-0500

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BREASTFEEDING CLASSES This class is free to mothers receiving prenatal care at the University of Maryland ONLY. Register for classes via e-mail or on the website.

umm.edu/childbirth-classes 410-328-2944 Email childbirthed@umm.edu

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:

What questions do I still have about being a mom? 10

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BREASTFEEDING CLASSES This class is free to mothers receiving prenatal care at the University of Maryland ONLY. Register for classes via e-mail or on the website.

umm.edu/childbirth-classes 410-328-2944 Email childbirthed@umm.edu

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:

What questions do I still have about being a mom? 10

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD High-quality, affordable reproductive health care for women, men and teens. Call or go online to make an appointment.

Baltimore City* 330 North Howard Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Various times* plannedparenthood.org

SERVICES • Women’s health care • Men’s health care • LGBT services • Abortion services • Birth control

• Morning-after pill (emergency contraception) • Pregnancy testing and services • HIV testing • STD testing, treatment, and vaccines

HOW CAN I PAY FOR THIS? With Health Insurance: For clients with accepted insurance, a co-pay or payment toward your deductible will be paid at the visit. Please bring your insurance card to your visit.

Without Health Insurance: If you do not have insurance, you may be able to pay a lesser fee. Please bring your photo ID and one of the options below: • Two pay stubs from the last 30 days • A bank statement from the last 60 days showing 30 days of activity • W2 from the previous year • A letter on letterhead stating your income for a specific time

410-576-1414 12 *See website for all locations and times.

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD High-quality, affordable reproductive health care for women, men and teens. Call or go online to make an appointment.

Baltimore City* 330 North Howard Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Various times* plannedparenthood.org

SERVICES • Women’s health care • Men’s health care • LGBT services • Abortion services • Birth control

• Morning-after pill (emergency contraception) • Pregnancy testing and services • HIV testing • STD testing, treatment, and vaccines

HOW CAN I PAY FOR THIS? With Health Insurance: For clients with accepted insurance, a co-pay or payment toward your deductible will be paid at the visit. Please bring your insurance card to your visit.

Without Health Insurance: If you do not have insurance, you may be able to pay a lesser fee. Please bring your photo ID and one of the options below: • Two pay stubs from the last 30 days • A bank statement from the last 60 days showing 30 days of activity • W2 from the previous year • A letter on letterhead stating your income for a specific time

410-576-1414 12 *See website for all locations and times.

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BABY BASICS MOMS’ CLUBS These groups are a chance to meet pregnant moms, answer questions, and have fun with other moms. Held once a week around the city in both English and Spanish.

14 *See website for all locations and times.

Various locations* Various times* healthybabiesbaltimore. com/moms-clubs facebook.com/babybasicsbaltimore

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:

What do I hope to learn from other moms? 15


BABY BASICS MOMS’ CLUBS These groups are a chance to meet pregnant moms, answer questions, and have fun with other moms. Held once a week around the city in both English and Spanish.

14 *See website for all locations and times.

Various locations* Various times* healthybabiesbaltimore. com/moms-clubs facebook.com/babybasicsbaltimore

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:

What do I hope to learn from other moms? 15


WIC

WOMEN, INFANTS, & CHILDREN A program for low income pregnant or new moms, infants, and children up to age 5 to help with food and nutrition. Call to make an appointment.

16 *Call to learn more about locations and times.

Various locations* Various times* mdwic.org MD Main Office: 1-800-242-4942 Baltimore City: 410-396-9427 Hopkins (City): 410-614-4848 Baltimore County: 410-887-6000

SERVICES • eWIC card to purchase healthy foods at no cost** • Nutrition education and counseling • Health screenings

• Breastfeeding assistance and advice provided by lactation specialists • Referrals to other health and social agencies

• Growth and weight assessments

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? 1. Proof of income

4. Person(s) being certified

2. Proof of address

5. Proof of identity (for all individuals registering)

Paycheck stubs, income tax return OR Proof of eligibility for Medicaid, SNAP, or FIP Utility bill, rent or mortgage receipt, driver's license or voter registration card with current address

3. Proof of pregnancy

If applicable, note from doctor stating due date

Bring along all children under the age of 5 who will be registered for the program

Driver's license, passport, birth certificate, insurance or Medicaid card, school or work ID, hospital/ medical record, crib card, Social Security card

**New system and card to electronically issue benefits to participants.

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WIC

WOMEN, INFANTS, & CHILDREN A program for low income pregnant or new moms, infants, and children up to age 5 to help with food and nutrition. Call to make an appointment.

16 *Call to learn more about locations and times.

Various locations* Various times* mdwic.org MD Main Office: 1-800-242-4942 Baltimore City: 410-396-9427 Hopkins (City): 410-614-4848 Baltimore County: 410-887-6000

SERVICES • eWIC card to purchase healthy foods at no cost** • Nutrition education and counseling • Health screenings

• Breastfeeding assistance and advice provided by lactation specialists • Referrals to other health and social agencies

• Growth and weight assessments

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? 1. Proof of income

4. Person(s) being certified

2. Proof of address

5. Proof of identity (for all individuals registering)

Paycheck stubs, income tax return OR Proof of eligibility for Medicaid, SNAP, or FIP Utility bill, rent or mortgage receipt, driver's license or voter registration card with current address

3. Proof of pregnancy

If applicable, note from doctor stating due date

Bring along all children under the age of 5 who will be registered for the program

Driver's license, passport, birth certificate, insurance or Medicaid card, school or work ID, hospital/ medical record, crib card, Social Security card

**New system and card to electronically issue benefits to participants.

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MOMS BREASTFEEDING GROUP A free support group for ANY breastfeeding mom. No registration needed. Just show up!

Family Medicine Office Conference Room 29 S. Paca Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Every Thursday: 12:00–1:00pm* Email childbirthed@umm.edu

18 *Time subject to change. E-mail with any questions.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:

What do I plan to do if I decide not to breastfeed my baby? 19


MOMS BREASTFEEDING GROUP A free support group for ANY breastfeeding mom. No registration needed. Just show up!

Family Medicine Office Conference Room 29 S. Paca Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Every Thursday: 12:00–1:00pm* Email childbirthed@umm.edu

18 *Time subject to change. E-mail with any questions.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:

What do I plan to do if I decide not to breastfeed my baby? 19


THE STORK’S NEST This program provides prenatal classes and baby items for free. Must get care at Johns Hopkins or University of Maryland. Call either location to register or for more information.

Johns Hopkins Bayview 410-550-0589 Email storksnest@exchange. johnshopkins.edu 20 *Time subject to change. Call with any questions.

University of Maryland Patient Resource Center Assembly Room, 1st Floor 22 South Greene Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Every Wednesday: 6:00–8:00pm* umm.edu/storksnest 410-328-6997 Email storksnest@umm.edu

What

Moms Want You To Know

SERVICES • Incentives for meeting certain health goals • Classes on healthy pregnancies and birth experiences, infant care basics, and breastfeeding

“The c lasses are on topics helpfu and if l y o u do t things he rig for yo h t ur bab take t y, like hem t o docto and g r’s visit et the s ir shot s , you e points arn for the store. ”

• Access to health educators and trained nurses • Assistance in getting free baby items • Information and referrals

HOW DOES IT WORK? Only those who get prenatal care and plan to deliver at either University of Maryland Medical Center or Johns Hopkins hospital system may use the program at their chosen hospital. Points can be earned by attending Stork’s Nest educational classes, going to prenatal care appointments,

and choosing healthy behaviors. After the baby is born, you can earn points until the baby’s first birthday by taking them to check-ups and making sure they receive all shots on time. Points can be used to shop at either hospital's Stork’s Nest boutique and store.

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THE STORK’S NEST This program provides prenatal classes and baby items for free. Must get care at Johns Hopkins or University of Maryland. Call either location to register or for more information.

Johns Hopkins Bayview 410-550-0589 Email storksnest@exchange. johnshopkins.edu 20 *Time subject to change. Call with any questions.

University of Maryland Patient Resource Center Assembly Room, 1st Floor 22 South Greene Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Every Wednesday: 6:00–8:00pm* umm.edu/storksnest 410-328-6997 Email storksnest@umm.edu

What

Moms Want You To Know

SERVICES • Incentives for meeting certain health goals • Classes on healthy pregnancies and birth experiences, infant care basics, and breastfeeding

“The c lasses are on topics helpfu and if l y o u do t things he rig for yo h t ur bab take t y, like hem t o docto and g r’s visit et the s ir shot s , you e points arn for the store. ”

• Access to health educators and trained nurses • Assistance in getting free baby items • Information and referrals

HOW DOES IT WORK? Only those who get prenatal care and plan to deliver at either University of Maryland Medical Center or Johns Hopkins hospital system may use the program at their chosen hospital. Points can be earned by attending Stork’s Nest educational classes, going to prenatal care appointments,

and choosing healthy behaviors. After the baby is born, you can earn points until the baby’s first birthday by taking them to check-ups and making sure they receive all shots on time. Points can be used to shop at either hospital's Stork’s Nest boutique and store.

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EARLY

HEAD START

SERVICES Medical & Dental Health: Physical exams, vision and hearing test, developmental screenings, immunizations, identification of disabling conditions and dental care.

Disability Services: Children who have documented disabilities are welcome. Mental Health:

Free, nutritious meals served daily.

A mental health professional is on-site to provide services and training to children, families and staff.

Education:

Parents & Families:

Kids learn about letters, words, and numbers. They also learn to express their feelings in a positive manner and develop self-confidence.

Adult education and GED classes, job readiness, emergency assistance, and/or crisis intervention.

Food:

What

This program helps children in low income families be healthy and school ready. Early Head Start is for children ages 0-3. Head Start is for ages 3-5.

22 *See website for all locations and times.

Various locations* Various availability* human-services.baltimore city.gov/head-start/directory

Moms Want You To Know

Head Start s ees p as a “ arent child’ s s first t each Paren er.” t part icipat encou ion is raged throug the en hout tire pr ogram some and times requir ed. 23


EARLY

HEAD START

SERVICES Medical & Dental Health: Physical exams, vision and hearing test, developmental screenings, immunizations, identification of disabling conditions and dental care.

Disability Services: Children who have documented disabilities are welcome. Mental Health:

Free, nutritious meals served daily.

A mental health professional is on-site to provide services and training to children, families and staff.

Education:

Parents & Families:

Kids learn about letters, words, and numbers. They also learn to express their feelings in a positive manner and develop self-confidence.

Adult education and GED classes, job readiness, emergency assistance, and/or crisis intervention.

Food:

What

This program helps children in low income families be healthy and school ready. Early Head Start is for children ages 0-3. Head Start is for ages 3-5.

22 *See website for all locations and times.

Various locations* Various availability* human-services.baltimore city.gov/head-start/directory

Moms Want You To Know

Head Start s ees p as a “ arent child’ s s first t each Paren er.” t part icipat encou ion is raged throug the en hout tire pr ogram some and times requir ed. 23


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HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM This program helps residents of Baltimore have access to safe and affordable housing.

417 E Fayette St Suite 1339 Baltimore, MD 21202

What

Moms Want You To Know

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM? Under the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC), the Housing Choice Voucher Program helps low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled afford decent, safe housing in the private market. The Housing Choice Voucher Program’s project-based program subsidizes units in HABC-owned and privately owned properties in Baltimore. Tenants residing in Projectbased units pay 30 percent of their income for rent and utilities. The balance of their housing costs are paid by the program. Tenants in Project-

“The a

genc y doe sn’t g a prio ive rity fo r bab childr ies or en an d ther e is a pape lot of rwork to fill o ut.”

based units are assisted as long as they live in the unit and continue to qualify for the program. Note: HABC accepts applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program Project based on a waiting list. The process can take awhile and involves a lot of paperwork.

baltimorehousing.org Main: 410-396-3232 For the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-735-2258 28

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HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM This program helps residents of Baltimore have access to safe and affordable housing.

417 E Fayette St Suite 1339 Baltimore, MD 21202

What

Moms Want You To Know

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM? Under the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC), the Housing Choice Voucher Program helps low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled afford decent, safe housing in the private market. The Housing Choice Voucher Program’s project-based program subsidizes units in HABC-owned and privately owned properties in Baltimore. Tenants residing in Projectbased units pay 30 percent of their income for rent and utilities. The balance of their housing costs are paid by the program. Tenants in Project-

“The a

genc y doe sn’t g a prio ive rity fo r bab childr ies or en an d ther e is a pape lot of rwork to fill o ut.”

based units are assisted as long as they live in the unit and continue to qualify for the program. Note: HABC accepts applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program Project based on a waiting list. The process can take awhile and involves a lot of paperwork.

baltimorehousing.org Main: 410-396-3232 For the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-735-2258 28

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LEGAL AID This law firm provides a full range of free legal services to low-income people statewide. The firm handles civil (not criminal) cases.

Baltimore City* 500 E. Lexington Street Baltimore, MD 21202 Baltimore County* 29 W. Susquehanna Ave. Suite 305 Towson, MD 21204 Various times for office and intake hours* mdlab.org City: 410-951-7777 City Intake: 410-951-7750 County: 410-427-1800

30 *See website for all locations and times.

WHAT CAN THEY HELP WITH? Employment:

Government Benefits:

Receive denied unemployment benefits, recover back pay and wages, correct employment discrimination

Obtain food stamps, temporary cash assistance, unemployment benefits and fight denial of Social Security or other benefits

Expungement: Prepare and file petitions to remove all eligible past records, such as an eviction or a restraining order

Health Care:

Family:

Preserve affordable housing, stop illegal landlord practices and evictions, restore utilities and prevent foreclosures

Maintain custody, gain visitation rights, secure parental rights, domestic violence protection

Get medical assistance for sick children Housing:

Farmworkers Rights: Educate and represent workers regarding fair wages, housing and workplace safety

What

Moms Want You To Know

“Lega

l Aid w ill wor you, r k to h egard elp less of circum your stanc es. Th me th ey he rough lped my iss the So u e s cial Se with curity office .� 31


LEGAL AID This law firm provides a full range of free legal services to low-income people statewide. The firm handles civil (not criminal) cases.

Baltimore City* 500 E. Lexington Street Baltimore, MD 21202 Baltimore County* 29 W. Susquehanna Ave. Suite 305 Towson, MD 21204 Various times for office and intake hours* mdlab.org City: 410-951-7777 City Intake: 410-951-7750 County: 410-427-1800

30 *See website for all locations and times.

WHAT CAN THEY HELP WITH? Employment:

Government Benefits:

Receive denied unemployment benefits, recover back pay and wages, correct employment discrimination

Obtain food stamps, temporary cash assistance, unemployment benefits and fight denial of Social Security or other benefits

Expungement: Prepare and file petitions to remove all eligible past records, such as an eviction or a restraining order

Health Care:

Family:

Preserve affordable housing, stop illegal landlord practices and evictions, restore utilities and prevent foreclosures

Maintain custody, gain visitation rights, secure parental rights, domestic violence protection

Get medical assistance for sick children Housing:

Farmworkers Rights: Educate and represent workers regarding fair wages, housing and workplace safety

What

Moms Want You To Know

“Lega

l Aid w ill wor you, r k to h egard elp less of circum your stanc es. Th me th ey he rough lped my iss the So u e s cial Se with curity office .� 31


THE SALVATION ARMY This organization offers social services for adults, children, and families. Based on the Christian faith and teachings.

SERVICES • Food, shelter, and clothing • Rent and utility payment help • Medication payment help • Substance abuse rehabilitation • Education and job training • Youth services • Senior citizen services • Emergency disaster response • Christmas gift help

• Adult rehabilitation centers: Residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy • Missing person searches: Help reunite family members who have lost contact with each other • Group homes, emergency shelters, and transitional living: Food and overnight housing on a temporary basis for different amounts of time

Central Maryland Command* 814 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230 Mon–Fri: 8:30am–4:30pm* salvationarmymwv.org 410-783-2920

32 *See website for all locations and times.

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THE SALVATION ARMY This organization offers social services for adults, children, and families. Based on the Christian faith and teachings.

SERVICES • Food, shelter, and clothing • Rent and utility payment help • Medication payment help • Substance abuse rehabilitation • Education and job training • Youth services • Senior citizen services • Emergency disaster response • Christmas gift help

• Adult rehabilitation centers: Residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy • Missing person searches: Help reunite family members who have lost contact with each other • Group homes, emergency shelters, and transitional living: Food and overnight housing on a temporary basis for different amounts of time

Central Maryland Command* 814 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230 Mon–Fri: 8:30am–4:30pm* salvationarmymwv.org 410-783-2920

32 *See website for all locations and times.

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SOCIAL SECURITY

What

Moms Want You To Know

HOW DOES IT WORK? 1. Walk in and put your Social Security number into the available screen.

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taff ca ll peo differe ple fro nt cat m egorie need s of s, so t he nu mber not ca s are lled in order. ”

2. Get a number and sit down to wait. 3. Look at the TV screen. Your number will be shown on the screen when it is your turn to go to the window. Note: Not everything can be completed at the window, so they may call your name to go to the back and discuss more.

PROS & CONS This government program can provide disability benefits to people that make little or no money.

Various locations* Various times* ssa.gov

Pros

Cons

• Can supply income for individuals who need it

• Long waiting periods

• Staff usually know your name and will refer to you properly

• Staff can be disrespectful • Not always on top of the paperwork like they should be

1-800-772-1213 34 *See website for all locations and times.

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SOCIAL SECURITY

What

Moms Want You To Know

HOW DOES IT WORK? 1. Walk in and put your Social Security number into the available screen.

“The s

taff ca ll peo differe ple fro nt cat m egorie need s of s, so t he nu mber not ca s are lled in order. ”

2. Get a number and sit down to wait. 3. Look at the TV screen. Your number will be shown on the screen when it is your turn to go to the window. Note: Not everything can be completed at the window, so they may call your name to go to the back and discuss more.

PROS & CONS This government program can provide disability benefits to people that make little or no money.

Various locations* Various times* ssa.gov

Pros

Cons

• Can supply income for individuals who need it

• Long waiting periods

• Staff usually know your name and will refer to you properly

• Staff can be disrespectful • Not always on top of the paperwork like they should be

1-800-772-1213 34 *See website for all locations and times.

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SOCIAL SERVICES & BENEFITS

SERVICES & PROGRAMS Services and programs that improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities, including: • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families): Helps families become financially stable • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program): Provides food stamp benefits to eligible families • Child Support Enforcement Promotes a parents' responsibility to their children • Paying for Child Care

This agency assists people in economic need and protects vulnerable children and adults.

DSS Administration Building* 1910 N. Broadway Street Baltimore, Maryland 21213 Mon–Fri: 8:30am– 5:00pm* hhs.gov

Access to affordable, high-quality care and after school programs

• Home Visiting Provides in-home support to families with children under age 5 • LIHEAP (Home Energy Assistance) Some households can get financial assistance for home heating and cooling costs • Homelessness Information and resources • Support for Families Resources and programs to support seniors, military families and those with disabilities

• Foster Care/Adoption Resources, support, and monitoring

dhr.maryland.gov 443-378-4600 36 *See website for all locations and times.

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SOCIAL SERVICES & BENEFITS

SERVICES & PROGRAMS Services and programs that improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities, including: • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families): Helps families become financially stable • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program): Provides food stamp benefits to eligible families • Child Support Enforcement Promotes a parents' responsibility to their children • Paying for Child Care

This agency assists people in economic need and protects vulnerable children and adults.

DSS Administration Building* 1910 N. Broadway Street Baltimore, Maryland 21213 Mon–Fri: 8:30am– 5:00pm* hhs.gov

Access to affordable, high-quality care and after school programs

• Home Visiting Provides in-home support to families with children under age 5 • LIHEAP (Home Energy Assistance) Some households can get financial assistance for home heating and cooling costs • Homelessness Information and resources • Support for Families Resources and programs to support seniors, military families and those with disabilities

• Foster Care/Adoption Resources, support, and monitoring

dhr.maryland.gov 443-378-4600 36 *See website for all locations and times.

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VEHICLES FOR CHANGE This program helps families with financial challenges become independent through car ownership and technical training opportunities.

4111 Washington Blvd. Halethorpe, MD 21227 Mon–Fri: 8:00am–5:00pm* vehiclesforchange.org 855-820-7990 info@vehiclesforchange.org

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:

What can I do to help support my family? 38 *Time subject to change. Email with any questions.

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VEHICLES FOR CHANGE This program helps families with financial challenges become independent through car ownership and technical training opportunities.

4111 Washington Blvd. Halethorpe, MD 21227 Mon–Fri: 8:00am–5:00pm* vehiclesforchange.org 855-820-7990 info@vehiclesforchange.org

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:

What can I do to help support my family? 38 *Time subject to change. Email with any questions.

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OTHER RESOURCES Add your own resources here! Baltimore Outreach Services 701 S. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21230 Various times*

Name: baltimoreoutreach.org Shelter: 410-752-1285 Admin: 410-752-7179

Notes: Offers emergency shelter and other homelessness services.

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*Call for more information.

Breastfeeding Support Group The Pedestal Gardens Community Center 701 S. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21230

Name: 443-386-3798 Shasha S. Satchell CLC/Doula

Wed: 1:00pm–3:00pm

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Notes: Community based group, led by a certified doula.

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Crisis Pregnancy Center Various locations*

pregnantandneedhelp.org

Various times*

410-319-3911

Notes: Faith-based organization. Does not offer abortion services.

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OTHER RESOURCES Add your own resources here! Baltimore Outreach Services 701 S. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21230 Various times*

Name: baltimoreoutreach.org Shelter: 410-752-1285 Admin: 410-752-7179

Notes: Offers emergency shelter and other homelessness services.

Notes:

*Call for more information.

Breastfeeding Support Group The Pedestal Gardens Community Center 701 S. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21230

Name: 443-386-3798 Shasha S. Satchell CLC/Doula

Wed: 1:00pm–3:00pm

Notes:

Notes: Community based group, led by a certified doula.

Name:

Crisis Pregnancy Center Various locations*

pregnantandneedhelp.org

Various times*

410-319-3911

Notes: Faith-based organization. Does not offer abortion services.

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Special Thanks To: B’More for Healthy Babies Upton-Druid Heights, Shasha Satchell CLC, Celestine Tolliver, Stacey Stephens LCSW-C, the PSEP Coalition, Yvonne Kingon, Jen Kirschner, Sashay Duckett, Melanie Matthews Bates, Cierra Foxx, Kayla Ingram, Caitlin Weber, Becky Slogeris, and MICA's Center for Social Design Fall 2016 Practice Based Studio

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Guide Design: Layout by Rachel Serra Illustrations by Emily Joynton

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Special Thanks To: B’More for Healthy Babies Upton-Druid Heights, Shasha Satchell CLC, Celestine Tolliver, Stacey Stephens LCSW-C, the PSEP Coalition, Yvonne Kingon, Jen Kirschner, Sashay Duckett, Melanie Matthews Bates, Cierra Foxx, Kayla Ingram, Caitlin Weber, Becky Slogeris, and MICA's Center for Social Design Fall 2016 Practice Based Studio

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Guide Design: Layout by Rachel Serra Illustrations by Emily Joynton

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For Baltimore moms, by Baltimore moms

Essential Secrets of Baltimore Moms  

Moms know best. This book was designed for all moms in Baltimore: first-time moms, fourth-time moms, moms living with HIV, moms doing it on...

Essential Secrets of Baltimore Moms  

Moms know best. This book was designed for all moms in Baltimore: first-time moms, fourth-time moms, moms living with HIV, moms doing it on...

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