The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Early Years/ Education
Family Education Network
Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
Maryland Committee for Children
Works with parents, child care providers, advocates, employers, and policymakers to expand and enhance the early childhood education and child care available to Maryland’s children.
Parents as Teachers
Offers a variety of resources & information for parents.
Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee Head Start Program
Federally funded program in Charles County, Maryland that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of low-income children and their families.
Zero to Three
Resources for the parents of young children ages 0-3
Service Provider Databases
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 180 languages. Connects MD residents to health and human service resources for challenges regarding housing, utility shutoffs, family crisis, financial, legal, employment, and other problems in your community. Simply dial 211 to be connected to a live trained specialist.
Maryland Community Services Locator
This website helps service providers and the general public to more easily access local programs and resources.
Substance and Alcohol Abuse
National Organization of Court Appointed Special Advocate programs
The Center for Children offers a CASA program throughout Southern Maryland. Interested individuals should visit our volunteer section for more information on joining the program.
National registry of mentoring opportunities
Find out about opportunities for you to help youth in your community.
National registry of volunteer opportunities
Mental Health Association of Maryland
Information, referrals, and advocacy for adults & children.
National Alliance on Mental Illness