The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.
National CASA and our network of over 1,000 local community program offices support volunteers serving children. The role of local CASA programs is to recruit, train and support volunteers in their work with abused children.
Maryland CASA Association is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1997 to facilitate the continued development and success of Maryland’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs to ensure that every abused and neglected child in the State has a safe, permanent home.
Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services is a government agency that assists people in need by administering a wide range of public assistance programs. Primarily, they help low-income people as well as families and children in crises.
They help low-income county residents access food stamps, medical assistance and temporary cash assistance. In addition, they investigate allegations of child/adult abuse and neglect. Too often, the silent victims of family violence and volatile family dynamics are children. When necessary, we remove children from their families – either temporarily or for the long term – when the children are not being properly cared for by their families.
Network of Care is a highly interactive, single information place where consumers, community-based organizations and municipal government workers can all go to easily access a wide variety of important information. The resources in this “virtual community” include a fast, comprehensive Service Directory; links to pertinent Web sites from across the nation; a comprehensive, easy-to-use Library; a political advocacy tool; community message boards; and many others.
The Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families was created in 1993. Each County in Maryland was charged by the Governor’s Office for Children to convene a collaborative board to manage the implementation of a local, interagency, community based human service delivery system for children, youth and families.
- Prevention Service
- Mental Health Services
- School Completion
- Outcomes, Measures, and Evaluations
- Community Resourcing
The Maryland Department of Human Resources is the state’s human service provider. The agency provides a wide range of services that are administered by local departments of social services in each of the 24 local jurisdictions across the state. These services assist low-income individuals and families in their communities.
They include the following topics which are clickable links to PDF documents that explain the services:
Food Supplement Program
Child Support Program
Temporary Disability Assistance Program
Maryland Energy Assistance Program
Temporary Cash Assistance
Emergency Assistance to Families with Children
My DHR Benefits
In-Home Aide Services
Adult Public Guardianship