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By calling Maryland's toll-free Sex Offender Alert Line, you can sign up for telephone notification any time a registered sex offender moves in your area or if there is a change in an offender's compliance status.
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The Maryland Chapters exist as a resource for everyone who needs help and support with the job of raising, working with, and advocating for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder, such as Asperger Syndrome. Individual chapters can provide you with information about education, treatments, and adult services in your area. Visit Asperger Syndrome.
Dedicated to strengthening the moral and spiritual fiber of the young black woman who is parented only (or primarily) by her father. Visit Parenting Teens.
Education, advocacy, and support.
Collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on the nature and extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland and nationally. Visit Substance Abuse.
The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council provides this comprehensive online resource for disability-related information and supports specific to the needs of Maryland families that include a member with a disability. Visit Learning Disabilities.
Maryland's comprehensive listing of resources to assist fathers and families. Visit Parenting Teens.
Education and advocacy for gifted children with learning disabilities. Visit Learning Disabilities.
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Outreach and support programs for families dealing with heroin addiction. The rate of heroin addiction in Carroll County is three times higher than anywhere else in Maryland, which has the highest rate of heroin addiction in the United States. Visit Heroin Abuse & Addiction.
Supports programs that increase awareness of mental health and suicide prevention through education and the arts. Visit Teen Suicide.
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families through awareness, support, advocacy, education, service and collaborative efforts. Visit Learning Disabilities.
Works to reduce the marketing of violence to children and provides parents of young children with resources to teach the values and skills of nonviolence to their children.
Maryland's clearinghouse for missing children information. The Center's hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 am-4:30 pm, excluding State Holidays. An answering machine is available after hours and staff is on call 24/7 in an emergency situation by calling the Maryland State Police Headquarters Duty Officer at 410-653-4200. Visit Runaways & Missing Children.
Free or low-cost health insurance coverage for pregnant women and children under age 19. Visit Family Health.
Volunteer-based organization that works to protect children, families and communities from the devastating effects of pornography. Visit Abuse: Sexual.
Ensures that people with disabilities are accorded the full rights and entitlements afforded to them by state and federal law. Visit Special Education.
Over 1,000 individuals and community groups from across the state working within their local communities to prevent the use of alcohol, and other drugs, by persons under 21 years of age. Visit Alcohol & Teen Drinking.
MHAM is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research and service. Support chapters throughout Maryland. Visit Personality Disorders.
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Provides legal services as the designated Protection and Advocacy agency for the State of Maryland, mandated to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. Visit Learning Disabilities.
Statewide mental health consumer education and advocacy network. Visit Bipolar Disorder.
Helps abducted and alienated children reintegrate with their families. Visit Runaways & Missing Children.
The Sexual Trauma Treatment, Advocacy and Recovery Center is a non-profit agency in Howard County that assists victims of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, incest, sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse and physical abuse. Visit Abuse.
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