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You can get help and assistance in all cities and counties in Maryland, including Baltimore and Columbia.
Maryland Pharmacy Assistance Program
This program will help qualified Maryland residents, regardless of age, who are not eligible for the Maryland Medical Assistance Program or Medicaid. Eligibility to this prescription drug program is not limited to the elderly and disabled and all people can apply. Additional ways to receive free prescription drugs. 1-800-226-2142 More.
Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP)
Provides healthcare benefits using a managed care organization and the Maryland HealthChoice Program to pregnant women and children up to the age of 19. (800) 456-8900
Primary Adult Care Program (PAC)
The Primary Adult Care Program (PAC) will provide help with medical expenses to lower income adults through a managed health care organization. 1-800-226-2142
Maryland Health Insurance Plan (MHIP)
The MHIP program is a state-administered health insurance program for Maryland residents who do not qualify for other insurance programs or other aid. This program will help those in need with medical bills. 1-888-444-9016
Medical Debt Assistance and Help From Collectors
Laws and regulations are in place that prevent illegal collection efforts and sure patients are treated fairly. Find out more information on medical debt collection laws.
Child Care Subsidy or Purchase of Child Care (POC)
This program will help eligible families pay for needed child care bills. Vouchers and grants, which are issued to eligible families by local departments of social services, can be used to purchase child care from any regulated child care center, home, or from an informal child care provider that is approved by the local department.
Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
This program distributes federal surplus foods to needy households and emergency food pantries. 877.634.6361
Food Stamp Program
Helps low income, and families that are struggling, buy the food they need for good health
Mortgage Help and Foreclosure Assistance in Maryland
Maryland has some programs that will help families with paying their mortgage. They also try to stop foreclosures. More.
Also find a listing of non-profit organizations in Maryland that are HUD approved. Continue.
Free Legal Advice
Maryland Legal Aid helped over 50,000 individuals across the state last year. they provide free legal assistance to low income families and individuals. Continue.
Maryland Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program
Both moderate and low income residents can receive financial assistance from this program. It will help people were are eligible for Medicare and who are also enrolled in a prescription drug plan. Continue.
Free Food from Food Banks and Pantries
The low income, working poor, unemployed, and people facing a hardship can get free food from a food bank or pantry. Read more on Maryland food banks.
Maryland Health Care Centers and Community Clinics
Find locations of centers that may be able to offer qualified individuals with free or low cost, and high quality, medical and/or dental care. The clinics help tens of thousands of people every year. Click here.
Dental care is also offered by various non-profits and government supported clinics. Numerous dentists and medical professionals participate in providing coverage. Read more on Maryland dental clinics.
Many utility companies and non-profits offer help for paying energy bills. Find a listing of Maryland utility assistance programs. These are in addition to resources available at the county level below.
Allegany County (Cumberland)
Anne Arundel County (Annapolis)
Baltimore County (Towson)
Calvert County (Prince Frederick)
Carroll County (Westminster)
Cecil County (Elkton)
Charles County (La Plata)
Dorchester County (Cambridge)
Hartford County (Bel Air)
Howard County (Ellicot City)
Kent County (Chestertown)
Montgomery County (Rockville)
Prince George’s County (Upper Marlboro)
Queen Anne's County (Centreville)
Somerset County (Princess Anne)
St. Mary’s (Leonardtown)
Talbot County (Easton)
Washington County (Hagerstown)
Wicomico County (Salisbury)
Worcester County (Snow Hill)
Maryland Assistance With Paying Utility and Heating Bills
Find details and information on financial assistance and grant programs that are offered by Maryland utility companies. Read more.
Project Energy Assistance
This is a comprehensive state plan that helps Maryland's families with their energy costs and electric bills. Project Energy Assistance extends those eligible for aid to have income requirements of up to 200% of the poverty level.
Maryland Dollar Energy Fund
Customers who have received a disconnect notice for their heating or utility service can receive a one time cash grant from this program. It is not a charity program, and applicants need to have shown that they were timely with their payments in the past. Learn more.
Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP)
The EUSP includes current electric bill assistance, weatherization services, and retirement of certain old heating and utility bills.
Universal Service Protection Program (USPP)
Available to LIHEAP program members, the USPP plan reduces and evens out monthly utility payments by subtracting the amount of the federal governments LIHEAP payments from a customer’s yearly bill and dividing the remainder by twelve months. Those who stay on bill payment plans are eligible for credits from some utilities.
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
Provides home weatherization services such as caulking, weather stripping, plastic window covering, etc. to help make your apartment or house more fuel efficient and comfortable at no cost to eligible families. The goal is to reduce energy bills.
Transitional Emergency, Medical, and Housing Assistance (TEMHA) 11
Lower income households that have adult disabled persons are paid monthly with TEMHA 11 funds, of which $40 is designated to energy assistance and energy bills.
Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)
Provides assistance to Maryland residents with paying home heating bills. Payments are made to your utility or gas company on your behalf. Under this aid program there is also limited assistance available to replace inefficient or broken refrigerators and furnaces.
Free and Discounted Heating Oil
Citizens Energy Oil Heat program offers free and/or discounted heating oil. Citizens works closely with fuel assistance and heating agencies across Maryland. They work with heating oil dealers to provide free or discounted home heating oil to those who need assistance with heating bills