Important Links:

Maryland CASA

  • Child advocates and volunteers represent abused and neglected children in juvenile court for foster homes, child welfare services and child care.
    http://marylandcasa.org

National CASA

  • A nonprofit network supporting and promoting court appointed volunteer advocacy throughout the country for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe environment.
    http://www.casaforchildren.org/

Hope Forward

  • (Formerly the Maryland Foster Youth Resource Center) - Connecting transitioning and former foster youth ages 17-25 to housing, employment, educational and mental health resources and supportive individuals and networks.
    www.hope-forward.org

DHR (MD social services)

  • Provides explanations of state guidelines, programs and services as well as contact information and related links.
    http://www.dhr.maryland.gov/

ACY, Advocates for Children & Youth

  • An independent nonprofit promoting the interests of children in Maryland. History and purpose, supporting data, news, opportunities, and donations.
    http://www.acy.org/