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2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember three-digit number providing a unique community information and referral service to people in need of food, shelter, job resources, health care, child care and other vital services. 2-1-1 Maryland is available 24/7 in 150 languages. Anyone can dial 2-1-1 for free, confidential help. www.211md.org
Prevention Coalition www.thepreventioncoalition.org
The Prevention Coalition was founded by a group of retired school counselors and therapists to provide an accessible drug use and abuse prevention resource for parents, teachers, counselors and other concerned adults. We’ve seen the effects of drug use and abuse in teens first-hand, and we understand the difficulties young people and their loved ones faces when drug use becomes an issue. We believe that education is the first step toward guiding young people to make informed decisions, and we’ve compiled trustworthy resources from across the Internet to provide an accessible and comprehensive guide to that information.
Financial Peace University (Dave Ramsey) www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home/#whatIsFpu
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks. Locations vary throughout the area.
Crown Financial Ministries www.crown.org
Crown Financial Ministries is a Christ-centered, Bible-based ministry whose core values include recognition of God’s ownership of all things, the need to pray about everything, and the desire to equip and serve others with excellence while teaching in ways understood by all cultures and generations.
Our mission is to equip people worldwide to learn, apply, and teach God’s financial principles so they may know Christ more intimately, be free to serve Him, and help fund the Great Commission. Our vision is to see the followers of Christ in every nation faithfully living by God’s financial principles in every area of their lives.
Learn How to Become www.learnhowtobecome.org/online-universities-and-colleges/christian/
LearnHowToBecome.org is a comprehensive career resource with a mission to help students and aspiring professionals understand what it takes to land their perfect career. Many students believe distance learning and Christian teachings should go hand-in-hand, leading them to search out online schools founded on biblical principles. Learn How To Become’s online guide introduces the benefits of online Christian colleges and universities, details several popular Christian degree paths, and helps students find the school that’s right for them.
Maryland Department of Human Resources runs the Burial Assistance Program. This resource is available to help with funeral expenses of deceased recipients and people who are currently enrolled in the Family Investment programs. Aid is only available when their families cannot afford funeral costs on their own. 1-800-332-6347
Important Resource Telephone Numbers
District Court, 240-420-4600
Consumer Protection Agency, 301-791-4780
Legal Aid, 800-679-8813
Unemployment Office, 301-791-4710
Social Security Administration, 301-717-1160
JTPA (Job Training Program), 301-791-3164
County Health Department, 240-313-3250
Equifax Credit Reporting Agency 800-685-1111 (Provides first copy of credit report at no cost to Maryland residents)
Trans Union Credit Reporting Agency 800-916-8800 (Provides one free credit report per year; Subsequent copies are available at $5.00 for Maryland residents, $7.50 for residents of other states)
Experian Credit Reporting Agency 888-397-3742 (Provides first copy of credit report at no cost to Maryland residents)