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    Maryland PRAMS

    Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

    Resources for New Mothers
     
    Gives full health benefits for children up to age 19 and pregnant women of any age. This program is for families with low to average income.
     
    Assists low income families by providing healthy supplemental foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children under age five.
     
    Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (KISS)  (800) 370-7328
    Rents safety seats at a low cost to families, offers literature and materials to educate the public on the state’s child passenger safety law, provides training and technical assistance in child passenger safety.
     
    Call local health department or (410) 767-6713
    Provides a broad range of preventive health services, including contraceptive care, preconception care, education and counseling for all contraceptive choices, and other women’s health issues.
     
    Children's Medical Services   (800) 638-8864
    Assists low income families in planning and obtaining specialty medical and rehabilitative care for children up to age 22 with a chronic illness or disabling condition.
     
    The Center for Infant and Child Loss 24 hour crisis line: (800) 808-7437
    Provides crisis intervention, grief counseling, and coordinates parent support programs.
     
    Health Choice (800) 492-5231
    Call for information about Medicaid’s HMO plan and eligibility for low-income adults over age 19.
     
    TDD for Disabled-Maryland Relay Service (800) 735-2258
    A telephone system that permits users of standard telephone to communicate with TDD users (persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech disabled), and vice versa.
     
    211 Maryland (800) 492-0618 TTY: (410) 685-2159
    When you have a problem, a question or simply do not know where to turn, 211 Maryland can be of service. It is a 24-hour, 7 days a week, confidential information and referral service of United Way of Central MD.
     
    A 24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Provides crisis intervention, information, and referrals to The Family Tree and other community resources.
     
    Maryland Family Network (410) 659-7701
    Oversees 29 Family Support Centers throughout Maryland, which provide assistance (parenting skills, job readiness, ABE/GED classes, computer skills, etc.) to parents with children up to 3.
     
    Toll-free customer service/voice mail available 8-5, Monday-Friday, excluding state holidays.
     
    Maryland Workforce Exchange (410) 767-2148 
    Provided by the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to help in the job search process.
     
    This national toll-free number connects you to the rape crisis center closest to you.
     
    Talking the Talk: Resources for Talking about Today’s Tough Issues  (410) 767-6080
    A free resource guide, developed by the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth, and Families, to help parents talk with their children about issues such as, drugs, sex, alcohol, etc.
     
    Growing up Drug Free: A Parents Guide to Prevention (877) 433-7827
    A free publication created by children and educators that discusses ways for parents to talk with their children about drugs.
      
    Local Health Department Contact Information
    Allegany County 301-759-5000
    Anne Arundel County 410-222-7095
    Baltimore City 410-396-4398
    Baltimore County 410-887-2243
    Calvert County 410-535-5400
    Caroline County 410-479-8030
    Carroll County 410-876-2152
    Cecil County 410-996-5550
    Charles County 301-609-6900
    Dorchester County 410-228-3223
    Frederick County 301-600-1029
    Garrett County 301-334-7777
    Harford County 410-877-1000
    Howard County 410-313-6300
    Kent County 410-778-1350
    Montgomery County 240-777-0311
    PG County 301-883-7879
    Queen Anne's County 410-758-0720
    Somerset County 443-523-1700
    St. Mary's County 301-475-4330
    Talbot County 410-819-5600
    Washington County 240-313-3200
    Wicomico County 410-749-1244
    Worchester County 410-632-1100
     
    Updated 11/2018
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