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Women’s Law Center of Maryland

410-321-8761

410-321-0462

305 West Chesapeake Ave, Suite 201, Towson, MD 21204

The Women’s Law Center of Maryland serves as a leading voice for justice and fairness for women by advocating for the physical safety, economic security, and autonomy of women throughout the state. We work towards this goal by providing direct legal representation, information and referral services, and legislative advocacy.

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Assistance is provided in the areas of family law, domestic violence and employment law. Our hotlines allow you to talk with an attorney who will give you information to help you understand your legal problem and tell you about community resources. Through the legal representation projects, you may be able to get a free lawyer to represent you in your case. The educational materials can help you understand the law and your rights.

Maryland Relay

410-767-6960

To ensure those who are Deaf, Deaf/Blind, Hard of Hearing or late deafened or have limited mobility, vision loss, speech difficulty or cognitive difficulties are provided with accommodations that allow for effective and accurate communication.

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Maryland Relay provides free Relay services to all who have difficulty using a standard telephone to either make or receive phone calls. Additionally, through the Maryland Accessible Telecommunications program, qualified Maryland residents can receive State-provided telecommunications devices.

State of Maryland Commission on Civil Rights

410-767-8600 or 1-800-637-6247

410-333-1841

It is the mission of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights to ensure opportunity for all through the enforcement of Maryland’s laws against discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and state contracts; to provide educational outreach services related to provisions of this law; and to promote and improve civil rights in Maryland.

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Case Processing:MCCR’s primary operations are devoted to the intake, investigation, and processing of discrimination complaints by those living in, working in, and visiting Maryland. MCCR is a neutral finder of fact. Evidence is collected by interviewing witnesses, gathering and analyzing documents, and conducting on-site visits. After completing an investigation, staff drafts a written finding. Legal:MCCR attorneys litigate cases before the Office of Administrative Hearings, and state and federal courts; prosecute subsequent appeals before Commission appeal panels, and state and federal appellate courts; and institute litigation responsibilities, responds to legal inquiries from the public; drafts legislation and regulations; and provides training to MCCR staff and upon request, the public.Education & Outreach:MCCR provides services, information, and training support to groups and individuals in Maryland. Some training topics include- Conflict Resolution, Dimensions of Diversity, Disability and Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace, Discrimination Prevention, Religious/Spiritual Awareness at Work, Sexual Harassment Prevention, and Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity at Work.

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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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

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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