Baltimore County Family Navigator

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Helping Services:

Looking for support?

Call a Family Navigator at 410.252.4000 ext. 1511 or email

If you are concerned about a child experiencing behavioral, emotional, or developmental challenges, or if you are just overwhelmed, a Family Navigator can help by offering support and compassion and connecting you with existing community based services.

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Browse through our Resource Navigation pages to find useful information about Mental/Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Educational Advocacy, Physical Health and Insurance, Substance Abuse and more.

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If you are not sure what you need, call a Family Navigator at 410.252.4000 ext. 1511 or email

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Call a Family Navigator at 410.252.4000 ext. 1511 or email

A Family Navigator is the parent or caregiver of a child with special needs, who has learned from the challenges of being caregiver, and is knowledgeable about Baltimore County support services and delivery systems. A Family Navigator can work with you over the phone or meet with you at a time and location that is convenient for you to help you identify your strengths and challenges and develop a plan of action.

Baltimore County Kinship Care Program

The challenges of raising grandchildren and other related children can severely stretch the resources a family has available to them. As a kinship care provider, you may be eligible for certain resources to help you raise the child you are caring for. 

A Kinship Care Navigator can connect you with:
Financial assistance resources
Support for housing
Child care Resources
Health care services
Legal services
Behavioral/mental health services
Educational advocates

What is Kinship Care?

Kinship Care means 24-hour a day care and supportive services to a minor child in the home of a relative by blood or marriage. Kinship Care families may or may not have a formal connection with the Department of Social Services. 

When should you contact a Kinship Care Navigator?

If you have questions or are overwhelmed with your challenges as a caretaker, feel free to call. A Kinship Care Navigator is knowledgeable about the service systems in Baltimore County, and is available to provide support and guidance. A Kinship Care Navigator can help you find what you need at no cost.

Don’t hesitate to contact the Baltimore County Kinship Navigator Program at 667-600-3077or  

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