Mental Health Services
Catholic Charities offers a variety of mental and behavioral health services to support children and families, including
These are programs of Catholic Charities Child and Family Services.
|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|
|Early Childhood Mental Health Screening Services - provide assessment, case management services and follow-up therapeutic services to children 0-5 (and their families) who are identified by local day care centers as “at-risk” due to behavior problems.|
|Head Start Consultation - provides behavioral consultation and mental health referral services to children and families participating in Head Starts.|
|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.|
|In-Home Intervention Program - Provides intensive in-home intervention to divert children/youth from hospitalization or residential treatment center placement and/or to provide behavioral support to the child and family.|
|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.|
|School Consultation Program - Provides behavioral health consultation to teachers and staff in parochial schools in Central Maryland.|
|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 .|
|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.|
|Head Start Centers|
|Carroll County Head Start|
|Harford County Early Head Start|
|St. Jerome's Head Start, Baltimore City|
|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 Navigator||Baltimore County Family Navigator Services offers support and guidance while helping families identify their strengths and challenges, find resources, and develop a plan of action. This free service is available to Baltimore County families who have a child with intensive needs related to mental/behavioral health or a developmental disability.|
|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.|