Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


Food * Housing * Cash Assistance * Bills * Health * Education * Employment

Maryland Assistance Programs and Services


  • Maryland Food Supplement Program (FSP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 800-332-6347
  • Maryland Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)  – Provides cash assistance to qualifying Maryland families with dependent children while preparing program participants for independence through workCall: 800-332-6347
  • Maryland Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified low-income Maryland telephone customers, Call: Local telephone company
  • Maryland Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Maryland residents, Call: 800-492-5231
  • Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP)  – Offers full health benefits for Maryland children up to age 19, Call: 855-642-8572
  • Maryland Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Program  – Provides financial assistance with child care costs to eligible Maryland working families, Call: 866-243-8796
  • Maryland Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)  – SHIP is a free health-benefit counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries that helps seniors understand their health insurance benefits, bills, and rights, Call: 410-767-1100
  • Maryland Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP)  – Provides training and employment assistance to eligible workers 55 years and older through participating non-profit or government agencies, Call: 410-767-1100 
  • Maryland Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 410-767-6500
  • Maryland National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 410-767-0225
  • Maryland Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 410-767-0225
  • Maryland School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 410-767-0225
  • Maryland Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call410-767-0225
  • Maryland Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day careCall: 410-767-0214
  • Maryland Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 240-780-8501
  • Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) ⇑ – Designed to help eligible low-income households pay their home heating bills, Call: 800-352-1446
  • Maryland Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP)  – Assists eligible low-income electric customers with their electric billsCall: 800-352-1446
  • Maryland Utility Service Protection Program (USPP)  – Protects low-income families from utility cut-offs and allows MEAP eligible households to enter into a year-round even monthly payment program with their utility companyCall: 800-352-1446
  • Maryland Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 301-429-7400
  • Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: 410-514-7490
  • Maryland Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents, Call: Local PHA
  • Maryland Rental Allowance Program (RAP)  – Provides flat rent subsidies to low-income Maryland families who either are homeless or have an emergency housing need, Call: 301-429-7400