Villa Maria Community Resources Home-Based Respite Program

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Villa Maria Community Resources Home-Based Respite Program2020-07-17T17:01:09+00:00

Important Notice: Effective immediately

Villa Maria Community Resources

  • Villa Maria Community Resource clinics: telehealth when possible. Substance use disorder treatment continues unchanged.

Villa Maria School

  • Villa Maria School – CLOSED except for resident students.
  • Villa Maria School (includes pre-vocational, gym, art and diagnostic school) has suspended or limited volunteer activities until further notice.
  • Effective March 16, 2020: Villa Maria School –  receiving no children by bus.

Villa Maria Community Resources Home-Based Respite Program

Through planned time with a mental health professional, Catholic Charities Home Based Respite Program provides a temporary break for the parent(s), guardian(s) or caregiver(s) from the demands associated with caring for children and adolescents who have documented mental health challenges. The identified child is matched with a caring and skilled mental health professional one-on-one who provides the child with therapeutic opportunities to enhance the child’s well-being while providing a planned break to the parent(s), guardian(s) or caregiver(s).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Children must be a Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County or Cecil County resident.
  • Children must be enrolled in the public mental health system.
  • Children referred must be actively enrolled in therapy.
  • Children referred must have Medical Assistance.
  • Children referred must be between the ages of 4 – 17.5 years of age.



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