Mental Health Services

Catholic Charities offers a variety of mental and behavioral health services to support children and families, including

Community Resources
Special Educational Services

Residential Services
Family Resources


These are programs of Catholic Charities Child and Family Services.   

Community Resources

Crisis Response Services Baltimore Child and Adolescent Response System(B-CARS) - Provides comprehensive mobile community- based services for children in psychiatric crisis to divert or shorten in-patient hospitalization.
Early Childhood Programs   
  Safe Start - Provides early screening, intervention and referral for children in Harford County at risk of abuse and neglect.
In-Home Support Services   
  Anne Arundel County and Prince Georges County Hospitalization Diversion Program - provides in-home and 24 hour crisis intervention to children and families to help them remain in the community.
  Home-Based Respite - Provides respite for families in the family’s home or community, permitting the caretaker to attend to other demands. Services available in Baltimore City, Cecil, Harford and Baltimore Counties.
Out-Patient Services  
  Behavioral Health Clinics - provide individual and family outpatient services in Baltimore City and seven Maryland counties. Services are targeted to those individuals and families eligible for Medicaid and MD Child Health Insurance.
  Therapeutic After School Programs - Provide intensive community based therapeutic services in two Baltimore Co. locations, Timonium and Lansdowne, to children with severe emotional difficulties.
   White Oak School Program - Provides clinical services to children and families in the White Oak School in Baltimore County.
Treatment Foster Care

Provides a variety of treatment foster care services to infants, children and adolescents who are exhibiting behavioral, emotional and/or medical concerns.


HOPE - a specialized treatment foster care program provides services to medically fragile infants and children.


Short-Term Temporary Relief Services

The Family to Family Respite Program - provides overnight relief for those caregivers in Baltimore, Harford, Cecil and Carroll Counties who face the challenge of raising a child or adolescent with emotional or behavioral difficulties.

  Therapeutic Alternative Shelter Care (TASC) - is provides short-term overnight care for youth receiving support from the department of juvenile servicesservices .


Residential Care Services


St. Vincent's Villa   
  St. Vincent's Villa - Residential treatment and diagnostic facility for children with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties.
  Therapeutic Respite Program - Residential weekend respite for parents/children in need of a residential setting.


Special Educational Services


Villa Maria Schools Approved non-public schools which provide a comprehensive, 12-month day and residential special education and treatment program for children with emotional, learning and multiple disabilities ages 3- 15. Local school system and State Department of Education approval necessary.

 Family Resources

Family and Kinship Navigator Services The Family and Kinship Navigator Services is an all-inclusive resource and referral program that has been offering support and compassion to families since 2007. Navigators are knowledgeable about Baltimore County support services and delivery systems.

Family Training

Family Support Groups and Resource Center  Vital family-to-family support is accomplished through the St. Vincent’s Villa network of family support groups, which are free and open to all, and are offered in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, and Harford County. 
Making All the Children Healthy (MATCH) Making All the Children Healthy (MATCH) provides mental health assessments and recommendations for children entering the child welfare system in Baltimore City.