Maryland: Health & Disability Programs

Maryland Department of Aging
The Maryland Department of Aging consists of Nutrition and Meal Services, which provides hot nutritious meals to Maryland residents (age 60 and older) and their spouses of any age, as well as younger eligible people with disabilities; short term or long term assistance, which is also provided with meals at home; Senior CARE, which provides case management and funds for services (age 65 or older) for people who may be at risk of nursing home placement, allowing seniors to live in their own homes at a lower cost than nursing facility care; and free and low-cost health screenings and nutrition and health promotion activities in senior centers and other locations including the “Living Well: Take Charge of Your Health” program.
301 West Preston Street, Suite 1007
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-1100
Maryland Department of Disabilities
This department evaluates programs and services for Maryland citizens with disabilities, identifies and recommends ways to improve services, coordinates and supports public and private agencies serving people with disabilities, and provides information and referrals.  It is comprised of the: Maryland Commission on Disabilities, Interagency Disabilities Board, Task Force on Self-Directed Mental Health Care, Constituent Services Program, Technology Assistance Program, Assistive Technology Loan Program, Access Maryland Program, Community Living Policy, Attendant Care Program, Personal Assistance Services Advisory Committee, and the Employed Individuals With Disabilities Program.
217 East Redwood Street, Suite 1300
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 767-3660
Toll-free (800) 637-4113
Maryland Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
DORS is composed of the public vocational rehabilitation program, which includes the:  Office of Field Services, Office for Blindness and Vision Services, Maryland Business Enterprise Program for the Blind,  Workforce and Technology Center, and Disability Determination Services, which makes medical decisions about disability claims filed by Maryland citizens through the Social Security Administration.
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 554-9442
Toll-free (888) 554-0334
Maryland Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitation Services Independent Living Services (IL)
IL Services are rehabilitation services provided at Centers for Independent Living (CILs) throughout the state for people who want to be more independent at home and in the community; services include information and referral, IL skills training, peer counseling, individual and systems advocacy, and assistive technology services.
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 554-9442
Toll-free (888) 554-0334
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Alcohol andDrug Abuse Administration (ADAA)
The ADAA provides planning, regulation, technical assistance, and fiscal management to programs providing substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment services to Maryland citizens.  ADAA is comprised of four divisions:  the Division for Community Services, which provides a point of contact for developing and maintaining a substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment system; the Information Services Division, which collects, processes, and reports statistical data on all prevention and treatment programs in the State of Maryland; the Management Services Division, which provides fiscal services to the substance abuse prevention and treatment system through the awarding and monitoring of funds allocated for addiction services; and the Quality Assurance Division, which provides ADAA the opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of the network of services it funds.
55 Wade Avenue, Room 216
Catonsville MD 21228
(410) 402-8600
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
DDA provides the following services through regional offices to individuals determined eligible for DDA services:  behavioral, individual, family, and low intensity support services; children services; community learning services; community pathways/new directions/waiver; community supported living arrangements; day services; individual family care; medical day care; residential services; resource coordination; respite care services; summer programs/camps and vacations; supported employment; transitioning youth; and vocational day program/sheltered workshop.
201 West Preston Street, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-5600
Toll-free (877) 4MD-DHMH
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Family Health Administration’s Center for Health Promotion, Education, and Tobacco Use Prevention
Programs under this office include Maryland Kids in Safety Seats, Maternal and Child Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation, Rape and Sexual Assault Prevention, the Arthritis Project (provides funding to local agencies to conduct arthritis self-help classes for people with arthritis and provides training to people who will conduct arthritis self-management classes in the community), Injury Prevention, Smoke Alarms for Everyone (SAFE), and the Maryland Violent Death Reporting System.
201 West Preston Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-5300
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Family Health Administration’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention
This office provides chronic disease prevention, including oral health, injury, and sexual assault prevention; blood pressure screening and monitoring programs; diabetes prevention, control, and self management; and nutrition and physical activity/obesity prevention.
201 West Preston Street, Room 306
Baltimore MD 21201
(410) 767-5780
Agency Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Family Health Administration’s Office for Genetics and
Children with Special Health Care Needs (OGCSHCN)

OGCSHCN coordinates a broad range of DHMH programs for children with special health care needs and their families and is comprised of three divisions: Division for Clinical Genetic Services (includes the Hemoglobin Disease Program, The Metabolic Disease Program, and the Birth Defects Reporting and Information System), the Division for Newborn Screening and Follow-up (includes the Newborn Bloodspot Screening Follow-up Program, The Infant Hearing Program, The Sickle Cell Disease Follow-up Program, and The Metabolic Nutrition Follow-up Program), and the Division for Specialty Care and Regional Resources Development (includes Programs and Activities and the Children’s Medical Services Program).
201 West Preston Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-5300
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’sMedical Programs, Long-Term Care
The Long-Term Care Program includes The Medicaid Program, which implements and administers home and community-based services waivers and targeted case management programs for special population groups; the Money Follows the Person Program, which assists in the transition from an institution to community living; the Medicaid Nursing Home Program; Medical Day Care, a structured group program providing services to adults with functional disabilities (age 16 and older); the Medicaid Personal Care Program, which provides assistance with activities of daily living to Medicaid recipients with a chronic illness, medical condition or disability; Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS), a Maryland Medicaid program that provides comprehensive evaluations for elderly and adults with functional disabilities who need long term care and are at risk for institutionalization; hospice services, which provide for the management of terminal illness; and home and community-based long term care services.
201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-6860
Toll-free (877) 463-3464
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Mental Hygiene Administration (MHA), Core Service Agencies webpage
MHA is responsible for: delivering public mental health services through inpatient psychiatric facilities and residential treatment centers for children and adolescents, funding community mental health services for Medicaid- eligible individuals, and funding services to individuals qualified to receive state subsidized services.
55 Wade Avenue
Catonsville, MD  21228
(410) 402-8300