For Families

Resources for Families

CSFB strives to connect with organizations that offer services for low-income families. Listed below are some of the organizations we find impressive.

Addiction and Alcoholism Resources

Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems. Information on substance abuse treatment. 410-637-1900

Free or Sliding Scale Addiction Treatment Centers is an organization committed to providing resources and help to those looking for addiction treatment centers across the country. The Maryland Baltimore listing is available here:

Energy Assistance

The Fuel Fund of Maryland provides resources to vulnerable Maryland families for heat and home utility needs.


A listing of food pantries and food banks in the Maryland:

Resource for finding food assistance in Maryland:

Find free summer meals for youth 18 and under:
Go to or call 211 for meal sites.

Financial Planning

Help your family achieve financial confidence and plan for the things that matter to you – college, retirement, home ownership:

Health Care

Working with both government and private-sector support, HealthCare Access Maryland helps residents enroll in public health care coverage and navigate the complex health care system.

High School Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarships are designed to encourage and support outstanding students from 7th grade through graduate school who have a breadth of interests, work hard, demonstrate a strong will to succeed, and have financial need.

The Knott Scholarship Funds award four-year, full-tuition scholarships to attend a Catholic high school located in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, or Howard counties. These scholarships look to honor Catholic students who excel in academics. Click here to learn more about eligibility:


Visit for information about:
Improving a Home, to Find Rental Housing, for Rental Assistance, Special Needs Housing, Maryland Affordable Housing Trust (MAHT), and Homeownership Education & Counseling.

Girls Hope Boys Hope’s mission is to help academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.


Maryland Public Libraries: A great resource for books, research, and computer access.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named “Carson Scholars” and are awarded an Olympic-sized medal and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments.

Social Services

The Baltimore City of Department of Social Services primarily helps low-income people as well as families and children in crisis with access to food stamps, medical assistance and temporary cash assistance. This agency also helps pay heating bills if you lack the income to pay. In addition, they investigate allegations of child/adult abuse and neglect. When necessary, they remove children from their families – either temporarily or for the long term – when the children are not being properly cared for by their families.


Charm City Bus Service provides fast, free, bus service 7 days a week and has 4 routes. Click here to see maps and schedules of service.