January 1, 2017 by thewashingteenian
It’s no secret that the stresses of everyday life can be physically and emotionally taxing. 2016 was a rough year for many.
There’s always hope, though, no matter the issue or obstacle. There are people in Washington County who care and who want to help however they can.
Educating yourself about the issues, reaching out for assistance, and telling your story could make a huge difference in 2017. It may be difficult to ask for help sometimes, but these programs have been created and maintained for that very purpose!
This list includes many of the services and resources available for teens in Washington County, MD.
Behavioral Health Services
24 North Walnut Street, Suite 300 Hagerstown, MD 21740
Mon, Tues, & Thurs, 9:30AM-5:30PM; Fri, 9:30AM-4:30PM; Wed. 12:30-8PM.
Offers individual counseling for persons ages 18 and older with mental health and/or substance abuse problems. Call to schedule an appointment. Medical Assistance/Insurance/Sliding Fee Scale.
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Washington County
1135 Virginia Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21740
A mentorship program in which volunteers spend three to five hours a week with an assigned child sharing experiences or in which volunteers spend 45-60 minutes per week in school with a specific child. Volunteer opportunities for ages 18 and older with means of transportation.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington County
805 Pennsylvania Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21742-3103
Mon-Fri, 1-9PM; Summer, 8AM-4:30PM.
Offers programs and services promoting and enhancing the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence and belonging. Programs include weightlifting, life skills, arts, sports, computer programming, and outdoor programs.
13218 Brooklane Drive P.O. Box 1945 Hagerstown, MD 21742
(301) 733-0330 (800) 342-2992
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8AM-7PM; Admissions- 24 hrs/day, 7 days/wk.
Offers outpatient services, inpatient hospitialization, short-term inpatient hospitalization, substance abuse treatment, special education and transitional care services. Contact Admissions Office or have referral from physician, if person is already in treatment.
116 West Baltimore Street Hagerstown, MD 21740
Offers a 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline [(301) 739-8975], emergency shelter services, and legal advocacy program.
Children In Need, Inc.
131 West North Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21740
Offers students (grades pre-k through 12th grade) eligible through the Free or Reduced Lunch Program or Head Start five gently used outfits, coat, shoes, new underwear and socks, new school supplies, and new toiletries. Call for more information.
Community Free Clinic
249 Mill Street Hagerstown, MD 21740
Mon- Fri, 8:30AM-4PM, closed 11:30AM- 12:30PM for lunch. Nurse Clinic: Mon-Fri,1- 3PM.
Serves medically uninsured persons by offering free primary medical care and limited prescription medications. Diabetic program, doctor/provider clinic, GYN clinic, labwork, medication clinic, mental health clinic, orthopedic clinic, and pediatrics all available. Call for more information.
Girls Inc. of Washington County
626 Washington Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21740
Mon-Thurs, 8AM-8PM; Fri, 8AM-5PM.
Provides after school, evening, weekend and summer programs for girls, ages 6-18 years old.
Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center
109 West Baltimore Street Hagerstown, MD 21740
Mon-Wed, Fri, 9AM-1PM; Thurs, 1-5PM. Open 4th Sat. of each month 9AM-1PM.
Provide pregnancy services with strict confidentiality. This includes pregnancy tests; pregnancy verification; pregnancy counseling. Appointments preferred, walk-in is available.
Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Drive Hagerstown, MD 21742-6514
(301) 790-2800 (301) 766-4422
Mon-Thur, 9AM-6PM; Fri, 8:30AM-4:30PM.
Offers more than 100 programs of study for immediate career preparation, two year degree, or to transfer to a four year institution. Has an extensive non-credit program providing lifelong learning opportunities and professional training.
Hagerstown Community College Teen Parent Program
11400 Robinwood Drive Hagerstown, MD 21742-6514
(301) 790-2800 x 329
Provides educational support services to Washington County residents who are 28 years of age or younger and who are or were teenage parents.
Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP), Washington County Health Department
1302 Pennsylvania Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21742
(240) 313-3330 TDD: (240) 313-3391
Provides health benefits for children up to age 19, and pregnant women of any age who meet the income guidelines. No fees if eligible. Applications are available by phone or the Local Health Dept., school-based health centers, Head Start, WIC Centers, or DSS.
Mental Health Center of Western Maryland, Inc.
1180 Professional Court Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 791-3045 (301) 791-7891
Mon-Thurs, 8AM – 8PM, Fri 8AM-5PM, Sat and evening appointments available upon request.
Offers community based psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation for children, adolescents & adults, as well as support groups.. Anyone in need of services is eligible.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Washington Co.
11944 Comanche Drive Smithsburg, MD 21783
(301) 824-7725 (800) 950-6264
A support group for individuals affected by mental illness and their loved ones. Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7PM in Memorial Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Avenue in Hagerstown. Volunteers ages 16 and older are welcome to assist with clerical and maintenance duties. No fees. Call or visit the Web site for information and meeting times and places.
Office of the Public Defender, Washington County
100 West Franklin Street Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 791-4735 (887) 430-5187
Provides legal representation to income eligible individuals who have been arrested or summoned for a jailable offense. Visit website for more information.
Reach of Washington County
Available 24 hours a day for
Provides assistance and guidance though 24 Hour/Day Crisis Intervention. Responds to acute shelter crisis and related needs such as food, medicine, fuel, car repairs, bus fare, etc. Provides homeless adults a safe shelter. Also provides information and services to shelter guests for specific needs. Volunteers ages 18 and older needed to help with transportation, short term respite care, household chores, as well as many other opportunities. No fees.
Washington County Community Mediation Center
101 Summit Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21740
Provides mediation services to assist people in resolving disputes. It is a voluntary and confidential conflict resolution process in which neutral mediators help people find solutions that work for everyone. Volunteers, age 16 and older are welcome for clerical duties. Services offered for free or on a sliding fee scale. Call or visit website for further information.
Washington County Department of Recreation
11400 Robinwood Drive Hagerstown, MD 21742
(240) 313-2805 (240) 313-2808
Offers sports leagues, sports clinics, arts and crafts, exercise classes, nature seminars and fine arts classes. Call or visit website for information.
Washington County DSS, Child Protective Services
122 North Potomac Street P.O. Box 1419 Hagerstown, MD 21741
(240) 420-2222 or (240) 420-2100
24 hrs/day, 7 days/wk.
Child Protective Services (CPS) Intake is responsible for investigating reports of child abuse and neglect, determining safety of children and assessing families’ needs for service. At risk children under age 18 are eligible. No fees. Call during office hours for information or call 24 Hour line to report suspected abuse.
Washington County Free Library
100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740
Lends books, audio-visual materials and equipment; provides community information from a file of agencies and organizations; and maintains a special collection of historical and genealogical materials covering Western Maryland and neighboring areas. Open to public. No fees.
Washington County Health Department
1302 Pennsylvania Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21742
(240) 313-3200 or (240) 313-3355
Offers case management, systems of care, treatment plans, drug testing, evaluations, communicable disease control, dental care, family planning, STD testing, vital records program, and other health services. Those aged 16 and older interested in volunteering should call 240-313-3200. \Contact specific programs for eligibility requirements. See notes. Some programs are free and others vary in cost. Call or visit website for more information.
Washington County One Stop Job Center
14 North Potomac Street Suite 100 Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 393-8200 or (800) 765-8692
Mon, Tues, Wed. & Fri, 8AM-4PM; Thurs. 8AM-3PM.
Free, statewide information on local apprenticeship programs, a 24 Hour Job Service Hotline, interview experience, typing tests, job counseling, and job matching services available. Persons, ages 16 and older are eligible. No fees.. INTAKE: Call, walk-in, or visit website for more information.
Washington County Public Schools
820 Commonwealth Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21741
(301) 766-2800 or (301) 766-8776
Provides traditional and special education from prekindergarten through high school. Children, ages pre-k to high school and individuals interested in an education. No fees.
Washington County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition, Inc. WCTPPC
P.O. Box 3647 Hagerstown, MD 21742-3647
The Coalition provides free information resources for youth and parents to assist them in their discussions and decision-making about sex, values and relationships. The Coalition participates in and partners with many groups and individuals in the County to develop and promote teen pregnancy prevention activities.Open to the public. No fees. Call or visit website for information.
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