Advocate

Mid-Shore Restoring Hope in Women

410-829-7020

12400 River Road, Ridgely, MD 21660

Our purpose is to make sure all women on the Eastern shore of Maryland have a chance at a new start. To begin over in a safe sober environment. We are a board of 5 women who have all been affected by the opiate epidemic and thought we needed to do something to help the women in our communities.

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We pay fees and rent for women going into recovery houses (Sober living). We are a local resource so women looking for help can come to us and we will point them in the right direction for recovery. We give rides to rehab facilities, doctor appointments, work, court, etc.

Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocate, Eastern Shore Chapter (MHAA)

301-471-1830

We are an organization fighting heroin addiction, consisting of family members with lived experience who advocate, raise awareness and support those suffering with substance use disorder. We complete our mission by collaborating with other advocates, state and local leaders/officials to create policies, initiate prevention practices along with education and promoting quality treatment through a continuum of care, including recovery services.

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Maryland Board of Physicians

Local: 410.764.4777 Toll-Free: 1.800.492.6836

410.358.2252

4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

The Maryland Board of Physicians (the “Board”) is an agency of the state with the authority to license physicians and other health care providers such as physician assistants, radiographers, radiation therapists, radiologist assistants, nuclear medicine technologists, respiratory care practitioners, psychiatrist assistants (renewals only), polysomnographic technologists, athletic trainers, and naturopathic doctors to practice in Maryland, and to discipline licensees who violate the Maryland Medical Practice Act.In addition to establishing qualifications for licensure, the Board is responsible for investigating complaints against licensees and for taking action against the license of those who fail to maintain Maryland’s high standards of medical care delivery or who break the laws governing licensure.

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Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities

410-694-9380

https://www.courts.state.md.us/cjd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-0340

The Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities (“Commission”) is an independent body with the power to investigate complaints against Maryland judges and, when warranted, conduct hearings concerning such complaints and take certain actions or make recommendations for other actions to the Court of Appeals. Through the exercise of its powers, the Commission plays an important role in promoting public confidence in, and preserving, the integrity and independence of the judiciary.Their web site contains the procedures concerning the filing of a complaint, its investigation and resolution, and other information about the Commission.

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Alternative Directions

410-889-5072

Alternative Directions Inc. (ADI) provides three primary services: a pro se Civil Legal program which assists incarcerated people gain closure to things like child custody, child care support, divorce and expungements, provided they are uncontested and can be assisted to completion through the assistance of paralegals; a case management program for women exiting prison; and a child/youth mentoring program for boys and girls, aged 6-18.The best way to contact them is to visit their website and fill out a contact form.

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Prisoner’s Rights Information System of Maryland (PRISM)

410-778-1700

PO Box 929, Chestertown, MD 21620

PRISM exists to assist current inmates of Maryland state prisons with their 8th Amendment rights, specifically medical issues and sentence calculations. In order to begin the process, inmates must write to the address above.PRISM does NOT deal with civil or criminal cases or appeals.

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Eligibility

You must be a current inmate of a Maryland state prison, NOT a local jail, to participate in this program.

Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland

(410) 347-3990

(410) 347-3936

502 S. Sharp Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2445

BBB helps people find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they can trust.

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Hours of Operation

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM Friday

Maryland Office of the People’s Counsel

(800) 207-4055

6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 2102, Baltimore, MD 21202

Maryland OPC is an independent State agency. Our mission is to represent the interests of residential consumers of electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, private water and certain transportation services in Maryland. As advocates of residential utility customer interests, we do this in a variety of ways. OPC is a party in Public Service Commission and federal agency proceedings, provides testimony at legislative bill hearings on a variety of bills affecting utility consumers, and provides information and assistance to customers and the public.Whether it is a merger case, a rate case, proposed regulations or legislative bills, we are there to identify issues that affect the bottom line for households across the state – the quality and reliability of these essential services, the prices we pay for them, and the impacts of new and emerging technologies and services.

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Through this agency, you will be able to get information about your utility company and electric and gas retail suppliers in your area. We also tell you about the consumer protection rules that apply to utility services, complaint procedures and how to get access to assistance for utility bills. You can also get access to OPC publications and information on public hearings.

Disability Rights Maryland

410-727-6352 or 1-800-233-7201

410-727-6389

1500 Union Ave, Ste. 2000, Baltimore, MD 21211

Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization advocating to improve the lives of Marylanders with disabilities.

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Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) may represent Maryland residents who have a disability and a legal issue within the scope of our Advocacy Services Plan. Contact our intake office at 410-727-6352 ext. 0 (ask for “intake”), Monday through Friday, between 9 AM and 5 PM to learn if we can assist you.DRM represents children and adults of all ages with psychiatric disabilities, developmental disabilities, sensory disabilities, learning disabilities, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). We represent people with disabilities who live in institutions, live in the community, or are homeless.

ACLU American Civil Liberties Union

410-889-8555

410-366-7838

3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 350, Baltimore, MD 21211

The ACLU of Maryland works to ensure that all people in the state of Maryland are free to think and speak as they choose and can lead their lives free from discrimination and unwarranted government intrusion. We are guided in our work by the United States Bill of Rights and the Maryland Declaration of Rights. The Maryland ACLU acts without partisanship to achieve these goals.The Civil Rights Complaint Line is 443-524-2558. Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1pm and 3pm

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The ACLU of Maryland works to ensure that all people in the state of Maryland are free to think and speak as they choose and can lead their lives free from discrimination and unwarranted government intrusion. We are guided in our work by the United States Bill of Rights and the Maryland Declaration of Rights. The Maryland ACLU acts without partisanship to achieve these goals.The Civil Rights Complaint Line is 443-524-2558. Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1pm and 3pm