Community Resources

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Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland’s Helpline
Dial 2-1-1 and press 1 for information, referral and crisis intervention

1-800-273-TALK (8255) – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

410-749-4357 – Life Crisis Center Hotline for information, referral, and crisis intervention
The Life Crisis Center hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week free of charge.  Anyone, of any age, can call the hotline at anytime.  
The hotline receives calls about a variety of concerns, which may include:

  • depression, sadness, or loneliness
  • life stressors
  • financial struggles
  • relationship problems
  • grief and bereavement
  • physical or sexual abuse
  • thoughts of suicide

The Life Crisis Center hotline answers crisis and emotional support calls through the Maryland Crisis Hotline and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, as well as information and referral calls through the Maryland 2-1-1 system. In addition, the hotline answers calls for the three counties of the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland as the local crisis center, rape/sexual assault program, and domestic violence program. 


Montgomery College has no-cost, online citizenship courses as well as legal services, in partnership with Catholic Charities of DC.

Do you have questions about immigration or citizenship? You can find the answers you need by contacting the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Find more information at Access your online account, check the status of your case, request an in-person appointment, view common FAQs and more. 

Domestic Violence

Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for victims of abuse, home is often the most dangerous place to be. For information and resources, please visit


Guidance for families seeking baby formula during the national infant formula shortage

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has been working with partners to monitor the ongoing shortages in infant formula and to provide information and resources to families. The following resources are provided to support families impacted by the national infant formula shortages. Click here to see the Guidance for families seeking baby formula during the national infant formula shortage. Go to Maryland Dept. of Health Website to learn more details. 

Montgomery County residents looking for information on food assistance resources can now request help via this link or call the Food Access Call Center at 311 and ask for the Food Access. No personal identifying information is needed to get help. Click here for more information. 


Need a Lawyer? Get Legal Information offered by the Montgomery County Circuit Court here



Montgomery County Government received a federal grant to provide 40,000 computers for any county resident (including non-U.S. citizens) age 7 and older who does not have access to a computer. They will be distributed at several county libraries. A resident must have a library card to make an appointment at a library and must show photo ID at pick-up. If parents want a computer for themselves and also for their children, each parent and each child must have a separate appointment and photo ID. Please click here to register. If no appointments are available, please keep checking for new time and dates periodically and please click here for FAQs,


Metro Offers After-Hours Commuter Service Program: This program is an easy and convenient way to get a ride to and from work between the hours of 12 a.m. (midnight) and 4 a.m. The Program is tailored for late-night workers such as those in hospitality and healthcare. Once enrolled, Metro covers the first $6 of your ride with Lyft when you commute to or from work within Metro’s compact service area. You are allowed up to 40 trips per month. Learn more here.